Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

James Robertson Joins McDonald Carano’s Business Entities & Transactions Group and Gaming & Administrative Law Group

June 4th, 2021 (Las Vegas) – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce that James Robertson has joined the firm as a Partner in the Business Entities & Transactions Practice Group and Gaming & Administrative Law Practice Group. Mr. Robertson combines his unique in-house General Counsel and executive leadership experience with his outside counsel areas of expertise to advise and guide clients and their management teams in all aspects of their business operations.

Comprehensive Business Law Expertise: Since 2008, Mr. Robertson has represented publicly traded and privately owned companies, startups, entrepreneurs, individual investors, and investment funds in corporate and commercial transactions, corporate governance matters, and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Robertson’s extensive mergers and acquisitions experience includes seller and buyer-side representations in strategic acquisitions by middle-market companies and startups, industry consolidation and rollup acquisitions, private equity buyouts, and management buyouts. Mr. Robertson also regularly advises clients in loan transactions, venture capital and private equity financings, reorganizations, joint venture formations, and in connection with SEC and securities law compliance matters, corporate governance matters, and business strategy decisions.  Additionally, Mr. Robertson helps clients negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial transactions, including trademark, patent, and other intellectual property license agreements, SaaS agreements, software development agreements, distribution agreements, celebrity endorsement agreements, and franchise agreements.

Unique In-House General Counsel and Executive Experience: Mr. Robertson has nearly 10 years of experience serving as in-house General Counsel and in various executive positions at organizations ranging from a publicly traded corporation to a family office and private investment fund.  The corporate executive positions he has held include Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary.  In these in-house roles, Mr. Robertson was responsible for legal and compliance departments, human resources departments, matters involving government affairs and investor relations, developing and implementing marketing, business development and sales strategies, and selecting and managing outside counsel for litigation matters, cross-border transactions, patent prosecutions, and labor and employment law matters.

Specialty Gaming Industry Experience: In addition to currently serving as outside General Counsel to a multi-national supplier of casino gaming products, game development studios, distributors of gaming products, and an online gaming operator, Mr. Robertson’s special expertise in the gaming industry includes previously serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a Las Vegas-based group of affiliated gaming industry businesses consisting of a casino technology supplier, game insurance underwriter, mobile and online casino game developer, and a hotel, spa and casino. He also previously served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded, multi-national gaming technology supplier based in Reno and later served as its Chief Executive Officer and President.

Mr. Robertson grew up in Carson City. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received his J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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