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Sean M. McGuinness - Denver, CO

1801 California StreetSuite 5100 Denver, CO 80202

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Updated: 11/05/2013

Denver Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Lawyer


Mr. McGuinness is a partner in the firm's Gaming practice group. His practice focuses primarily on ‎commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi, as well tribal gaming matters. ‎He is also involved with Lewis Roca Rothgerber's Bankruptcy practice group in relation to gaming bankruptcy ‎matters.


About Sean M. McGuinness

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Commercial Gaming
  • Gaming
  • Indian Gaming
  • Indian Law
  • International Business Services
  • International Trade & Investment
  • Liquor Law
  • Skill-Based Gaming & eSports


Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2001
  • Colorado, 2000
  • Iowa, 1990
  • Mississippi, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • International Masters of Gaming Law (Member)
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors (Member)
  • TAGLAW (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Gaming Law Committee; Past Chair, Business Law Section)
  • State Bar of Nevada, Gaming Law Section (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Member, Gaming, Entertainment & Sports Section)
  • Mississippi Bar (Member, Gaming Law Section)
  • Clark County Bar Association (Member)
  • Washoe County Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, "Gaming Law for the Non-Gaming Lawyer", State Bar of Nevada, Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Featured Guest, "Nevada Newsmaker" show hosted by Sam Shad, July 25, 2007
  • Speaker, “Governance, Regulatory and Internal Control Issues Related to Indian Gaming”, Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum, 2006
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Meetings, ABA Section of Business Law, 2004 - 2005
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Meetings, ABA Section of Business Law, 2006 - 2007
  • Speaker, ABA Gaming Law Minefield, 2006 - 2007
  • Speaker, Seminars, State Bar of Nevada CLE, 2004 - 2005
  • Speaker, Northwest Gaming Law Summit, 2005
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, State Bar of Nevada, Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Speaker, Global Gaming Expo, 2003
  • Speaker, Southern Gaming Summit, 1996
  • Speaker, International Congress on Casino Regulation and Control, 1993
  • Speaker, Eighth International Conference on Risk & Gaming, 1990
  • Speaker, "Ethics and Gaming Law", Drake Law School Gaming Law Symposium, Des Moines, Iowa, 2008 - Present
  • Speaker, "Ethics and the Gaming Industry", ABA 13th Annual Gaming Law Minefield, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009 - Present

Past Positions

  • Beckley Singleton
  • The Resort at Summerlin Hotel & Casino, Vice President and General Counsel, 1997 - 2001
  • Mississippi Gaming Commission, Compliance Director, 1992 - 1993


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1989
  • Drake University, 1989
    Major: Journalism
    Major: Mass Communications
  • Drake University, 1986


Published Works

  • Author, "They Call It Gaming", Business Law Today, July/August, 2006
  • Author, "Indian Gaming: An Overview", GLS Newsletter, April, 2005
  • Quote, "Gambling on Casino Cases", ABA Journal, April, 2004
  • Author, "Iowa Jurisdictional Update", Gaming Lawyer, 2001
  • Author, "Iowa Jurisdictional Update", Gaming Lawyer, 2002
  • Co-author, "The Implementation of Excurions Boat Gambling in Iowa", Gambling and Public Policy: International Perspectives, 1991
  • Author, "Representation of Management Companies and Vendors in Indian Country", Inside the Minds: Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations, 2009
  • Co-Author, "Casino Bankruptcy Law and the Current Economic Crisis", Casino Enterprise Management Magazine, March, 2009
  • Author, "The State of the United States Gaming Industry", Canadian Gaming Lawyer, May, 2009

Office Information


1801 California StreetSuite 5100 Denver, CO 80202


  • (720) 330-2301


Other Sources of Feedback About Sean M. McGuinness

Included on the 2018 Mountain States list

Past Lists

  • 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Nevada Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Nevada Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Sean M. McGuinness on Super Lawyers


  • Recognized on the "Who's Who List" by In Business Las Vegas, 2005 - 2006
  • Named a Nevada Super Lawyer for Gaming Law, 2007 - 2008
  • Listed in the Chambers USA in the category of Gaming and Licensing, 2008 - 2010
  • Named in multiple editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers (Gaming Law), 2007 - 2010
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. (Gaming Law), 2009 - 2010

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