Kaufman, Lynne Levin
Address: 1125 Atlantic Avenue Suite 320, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Lawyer Firm: Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law
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Whether it’s traditional casino law or the new frontier of Internet Gaming, Lynne Levin Kaufman is at the forefront. Joining Cooper Levenson in 1998, she made partner in 2000, and continues to stay on the cutting edge of all aspects of gaming law.
Practicing gaming law full-time since 1988, Lynne has extensive experience in licensure, financings, casino acquisitions and sales, compliance, investigations, new game and gaming equipment approvals for casino companies, gaming suppliers, technology vendors and lenders worldwide. Lynne advises and provides the gaming expertise in documentation with respect to public debt offerings, bank financings and periodic reportings. Lynne’s clients also depend on her to guide them in Internet gaming, mobile gaming, pari-mutuel betting, skilled gaming, and promotional sweepstakes and contests.
Lynne provided input into the latest statutory reforms to the New Jersey Casino Control Act and drafted statutory amendments, which were adopted.
She served as counsel in all gaming matters to Atlantic City’s newest casinos, from the pre-development and pre-construction stages until opening. She has performed the same role for large casino companies entering new jurisdictions where she also was involved in drafting proposed statutory language and regulations.
Prior to joining Cooper Levenson, Lynne spent almost 10 years as in-house counsel for a major casino company where she handled regulatory, commercial, operational, SEC compliance and financial matters. She also worked in the corporate and securities law department of a large Philadelphia law firm where she received her introduction to casino public stock and debt offerings.
Lynne is the Vice-Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association, a past Chair of the Casino Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, and a member of the Gaming Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Lynne was also a member of the Gaming Transition Committee for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. She has appeared as a seminar speaker at the International Association of Gaming Advisors Conference, Global Gaming Expo, American Bar Association Gaming Law Minefield Conference, East Coast Gaming Congress and New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference and has authored numerous publications. Lynne was selected for inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the area of Gaming Law in New Jersey.
Member, Gaming Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationPast Chair, Casino Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors of the International Association of Gaming AdvisorsMember, Gaming Transition Committee for Pennsylvania Governor Ed RendellSeminar moderator, International Association of Gaming Advisors ConferenceSeminar speaker and moderator, Global Gaming Expos 2006 – 2015Seminar speaker, American Bar Association Gaming Law Minefield ConferenceSeminar speaker, East Coast Gaming CongressSeminar speaker, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference Seminar moderator, C5 – US Online Gaming Law Sept. 2014Seminar moderator, WrB, World Regulatory Briefing, 2013 and 2014Seminar moderator, ICE Totally Gaming Conference, London 2014Seminar moderator, 14th Annual Saratoga Institute on Racing & GamingSpeaker on numerous webinars
Lynne is an involved community member who has served on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 1982) and Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1985), Lynne was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania in 1985, and New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey in 1986.
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