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Quarles & Brady is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 legal services provider with about 500 attorneys practicing at the top of the profession in Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Naples, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. Our national presence allows us to draw upon a group of highly skilled attorneys from all across the country to ensure the right people are working on our clients' matters. We have extensive experience working with the full industrial gamut, from cutting-edge technology to traditional manufacturing, and we have developed an extensive network of relationships with international legal counsel around the world, allowing us to effectively handle important matters for our clients on a global scale.
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Tim Lowry provides legal and strategic advice to domestic and multinational clients in the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industries who draw on his experience in complex commercial transactions, general litigation, real estate acquisitions and financing, privatization and concession agreements, and general corporate M&A work. Tim is a member of DLA Piper’s Global Media, Sports and Entertainment sector, where he also assists professional sport franchises, content providers and brands.
Tim regularly represents state agencies and government units, real estate equity sponsors and funds, publicly-traded companies, energy generation companies, casino- and lottery-operating companies and high-net-worth investors. Aside from this corporate transactional practice, Tim counsels his clients in such specific subject matters as regulatory compliance, sweepstakes and marketing promotions, money service businesses, credit card and electronic payment processing, and the convergence between brick-and-mortar real estate development and Internet platforms in the gaming and lottery sector.
Tim has worked on a number of cross-border transactions, including projects in Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. Before joining DLA Piper, he was corporate counsel to a multinational casino operator, maintaining key licenses in a number of jurisdictions and managing legal, regulatory and governance matters.
Peter Spier is a Partner in Quarles & Brady's Business Law Group. He regularly represents gaming industry clients, including companies engaged in sports betting and e-sports, in mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and licensing matters, including frequently serving as outside general counsel for his clients. Peter has handled dozens of M&A transactions, including, most recently, serving as lead U.S. Counsel in the stock sale of the leading provider of sports betting data for the U.S. market to Scientific Games.
Peter is a frequent speaker and author on gaming matters. He has been named an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" in Gaming and Casino Law (as well as M&A, Privately Held Business Law and Securities & Venture Finance). Peter is a long-standing member of IAGA and in 2016, was one of only three U.S. attorneys to be bestowed with the "Excellence in Gaming Award" from Corporate LiveWire.
Bill Gantz is a well-known speaker and authority on gaming law in the U.S. and serves as co-chair for Dentons' Gaming Sector practice. Since 2002, Bill has specialized in representing internet and mobile gaming clients in patent infringement litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, trademark infringement and opposition, patent landscape and "freedom-to-operate" analyses, non-practicing entity (NPE) claims, licensing and state and federal regulatory matters. Bill also regularly provides regulatory compliance and intellectual property advice to digital entertainment businesses offering igaming, social gaming, pay-to-play or "freemium" games, fantasy sports, esports, sports betting, skill games, sweepstakes, retail product promotions and lottery tickets. Bill is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as numerous federal district courts.