February 2017 – Vancouver, Canada: Segev LLP, a North American law firm, today announces the appointment of two new attorneys specialising in the iGaming sector as it enhances its offering to the industry.
Following the arrival of US-qualified attorneys Eric Stein and Mark Balestra, Vancouver-based Segev LLP now employs a five-strong iGaming team with corporate, commercial, IP commercialization, M&A, private equity finance, public markets finance, regulatory and compliance experience.
The addition of two new senior attorneys with a combined total of more than 40 years in the industry bolsters Segev LLP’s reputation as the pre-eminent single access point for North American gambling operators’ legal requirements.
Eric has 25 years’ experience practicing law and was formerly General Counsel for the Ute Mountain Indian Tribe, operators of a Class-3 Casino. Mark has been in the iGaming industry for more than 20 years having been the principal of the BolaVerde Media Group, a leading international iGaming consultancy and events organizer. Mark literally wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Gambling in 2000 and has gone on to assist iGaming companies with their legal needs.
Mark is based out of Segev LLP’s newly-opened offices in St. Louis, Missouri. Eric will be based in Segev LLP’s Vancouver office and regularly travels to Colorado, Illinois and the Pacific Northwest to see to his clients’ needs.
Speaking about the appointments, Ron Segev, Founding Partner of Segev LLP, says: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Eric and Mark to the team. They enhance what is an already highly competent and experienced practice group.
“This is a time of change across the gambling sector, and it is important that operators in the US and Canada have legal counsel that they can rely upon. Segev LLP has the capacity to be a one-stop shop for all their needs.”
As well as enhancing its iGaming offering, Segev LLP has also now formed a Securities division that can handle IPO and RTO work on Canadian capital markets.
The Securities division, which recently assisted a DFS operator with its IPO, helps clients interested in raising capital through public listings on Canadian stock exchanges.
Mr Segev adds: “In addition to providing experienced legal solutions, our team also provides corporate development and strategic partnership services, introducing clients to high value contacts in our network, assisting with joint ventures and other partnerships.”
Ron Segev will be delivering a presentation at next week’s London Affiliate Conference (LAC) in London. In ‘Taking A Close Look At Affiliate Deals’, Mr Segev will share his legal expertise and provide top tips that all affiliates should consider when agreeing deals. The presentation takes place on Friday, February 10 from 3:00 to 3:30.
About Segev LLP:
Segev LLP has experience working with some of the largest technology companies in the world as well as a large number of best-in-industry startups. We are a team of former general counsel, founders and business owners and have first-hand experience with the challenges that businesses face when dealing with the legal world. We saw those challenges as an opportunity to create a new kind of law firm – one that seeks a way forward for our client. Segev LLP provides practical, actionable, ROI-focused legal services and strategy.
Eric Stein and Mark Balestra are each affiliated with Segev LLP through their respective professional corporations.