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Paul S. West Joins Butler Snow’s Baton Rouge Office

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Paul S. West has joined the firm’s Baton Rouge office. West will practice with the firm’s business services group and gaming industry team.

Over the past 25 years, West has represented casino owners, operators, suppliers and financiers in all areas of gaming law, from regulatory to transactional to litigation in a nation-wide basis. He also has experience advising local governments on gaming issues.

“Paul is a seasoned gaming attorney and litigator with more than 35 years of experience,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “We are happy to have him join our firm and add more depth to our gaming industry practice.”

West has served as President of and is currently a Counsellor to the International Association of Gaming Advisors and has been an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana State University for 9 years, where he teaches introduction to gaming law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  West has been recognized by Chambers USA as a tier one attorney for gaming and licensing since 2010 has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for gaming law and corporate law since 1995.  West was named Baton Rouge’s Gaming Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 and 2015, by Super Lawyers® has been a Louisiana Super Lawyer for gaming since 2007, and by Martindale Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating.

West is a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. He has served as a president of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.  West received his bachelor’s degree, MBA and Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.

Butler Snow’s gaming practice team’s comprehensive knowledge of gaming law and regulatory requirements enable them to represent clients effectively in matters involving regulatory and permitting processes, project development, business transactions, real property and other asset acquisitions entity reorganizations, workouts, labor and employment issues, intellectual property concerns, tax matters and public finance.