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Baker Donelson Attorney Assumes Leadership Role Within International Association of Gaming Advisors

(Memphis, TN/November 5, 2012) Amy Kebert Elder of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has been selected to serve in a leadership role of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).

Ms. Elder, an attorney in Baker Donelson's Jackson office, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the IAGA. She concentrates her practice on regulatory and business law for the Mississippi and Louisiana gaming industry, representing domestic and international casino owners and operators, gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors, casino management companies, investors, commercial lenders and private equity firms in a wide range of gaming matters including licensure, regulatory compliance, financing, project development and mergers and acquisitions.  A 1998 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Ms. Elder is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association.

The IAGA is an association of attorneys, financial experts, casino executives and regulators in the gaming industries. IAGA's purpose is to provide leadership in addressing issues affecting the industry. Formed in 1980, it has grown to more than 500 members worldwide.

A multidisciplinary group of experienced attorneys and advisors located in the Firm's Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee offices, Baker Donelson's Gaming Industry Service Team provides experienced representation in both gaming and non-gaming matters across multiple jurisdictions. Members of the team include past presidents of the IAGA, as well as attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (since 1995), Super Lawyers (since 2006) and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2005). Baker Donelson's Gaming Law Practice ranked first in the nation in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The team's clients are headquartered throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and include casino developers and operators, horse racetrack projects, bingo operators, gaming equipment manufacturers and gaming device distributors as well as their equity holders, officers, directors, key employees, gaming employees, lenders and landlords.

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