Senior Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP
Michael Lipton is a Senior Partner of Dickinson Wright LLP, based in Toronto, and heads the Canadian gaming law group. For over 25 years, he has served as senior counsel on several complex gaming law matters including advising on Requests for Proposals from governments to operate commercial and charitable casinos and advising applicants who seek registration with the gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada. He regularly represents and counsels gaming equipment suppliers, institutional investors, governments, racetracks, casinos, First Nations and pari-mutuel operators in all aspects of gaming law from both a land-based and Internet perspective. He has presented numerous papers on the various aspects of gaming law at international legal conferences and his gaming law articles have been published on a global basis including the Canadian chapter of the Internet Gaming Report. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Online Gaming Report and the founding editor of Canadian Gaming Lawyer. Michael’s vast expertise and knowledge in gaming law have been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada and by Chambers Global in Band 1 from 2008 to 2018. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a past President. In 2011, the Canadian Gaming Association presented him with an award for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to the Gaming Industry. Michael has earned a global reputation for the strength and substance of his practice.