Thomas B. Shepherd III

Professional Biography

Tommy Shepherd is a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. As an accomplished gaming attorney, he served as President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) in 2014.

Tommy represents major casino companies, Native American tribes, manufacturers, suppliers, and financial institutions regarding all matters relating to the development, financing, licensing and operation of gaming and resort facilities. His extensive experience in such matters includes public-private leases, financings, land use approvals, statutory and regulatory interpretation and compliance, gaming operations, and administrative hearings. He regularly serves on panels and speaks at national and international gaming conferences. Mr. Shepherd’s clients include many of the largest gaming operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and tribal operators in the world, as well as major private equity and investment banking firms and large commercial lenders involved in secured and unsecured lending, and debt offerings and bond offerings in connection with the development of various gaming projects.

  • Latest Legal and Business Bylines From Thomas B. Shepherd III

Thomas B. Shepherd and his thought leadership on Gaming Law and Sports Betting Regulations has been selected for a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leadership Award. Mr. Shepherd brings his impressive experience in advising casino companies, Native American tribes, gaming manufacturers, and resort facilities on various compliance, legislative and administrative matters.  His article, Mississippi Has a Passed a Lottery Bill: Now What? is a favorite of NLR readers. 


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