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Gaming and Alcoholic Beverages

You can succeed in a highly-regulated industry. Our attorneys will represent you before the Illinois Gaming Board and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, advise you on existing and proposed state laws and rules and about relevant industry developments, and help you navigate in administrative, legislative and judicial settings.

RESULTS

  • Counseled clients on the lawfulness of agency policies and rules and on agency authority with respect to licensing.
  • Handled disciplinary complaints, licensing matters, and appeals.
  • Represented video gaming terminal operator in obtaining TRO against Gaming Board for unauthorized conduct.
  • Represented casino licensees in court and administrative proceedings against the State and private parties over licensing.
  • Represented taxpayers against Governor and State officials in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of capital budget legislation, including to bills raising liquor taxes, legalizing video poker and privatizing the lottery, and in the resulting appeals to the Illinois Appellate and Illinois Supreme Courts.
  • Represented amicus trade association in a federal court Commerce Clause challenge to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s interpretation of Illinois’ liquor laws.
  • Represented amicus in the United States Supreme Court challenge to the constitutionality of state wine shipment laws.

PRESENTATIONS

Presenter, “Three Separate Tiers + 80 Years = A Robust Industry?” National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Annual Convention (June 25, 2013)

PRACTICE AREA LEADER

Claudette Miller | CMILLER@RKCHICAGO.COM | 312.262.5509

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