Doug Billings has been achieving results for members of the hospitality industry for decades, consistently providing high-quality advocacy and securing the results sought by our clients
You want an attorney who knows hospitality and gaming -- Doug has studied hospitality and gaming law at the most respected schools in the nation, providing you with assurance that your lawyer knows your industry
As an active member of multiple hospitality, gaming, legal and real estate trade associations, Billings Law, LLC keeps current on both the legal and business issues faced by members of the hospitality and gaming industries
Doug Billings holds a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.
Billings Law, LLC is the only Ohio law firm that has been a member of both the Ohio Restaurant Association and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association. The firm has also an active member of the American Bar Association's Hotels, Resorts & Tourism Committee.
In addition to his extensive legal experience, Doug Billings holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV.
A licensed attorney since 1994, Doug Billings has represented hospitality clients since his very first day as a lawyer. In the years since, Doug has represented many national and regional hospitality chains in large, complex and highly-contested matters, including many high-profile foodborne outbreak matters. Doug has helped his business clients recover, to date, more than $240 million.
In addition to his legal work, Doug Billings has worked as a policy expert and registered lobbyist for one of the most powerful business organizations in Washington, DC. and has experince working on legislative matters in Nevada's state capital, Carson City.
Doug's unique professional and educational background allow him to quickly understand the legal and business needs of the firm's hospitality and gaming clients. Our time is therefore spent solving resovling client issues, rather than getting up to speed on the unique aspects of the gaming and hospitality industries. This saves clients critical time and money.
LODGING: Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Mixed Use
GAMING: Casinos, Resorts, Bar Owners, Manufacturers, and other Operators
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Restaurants, Bars, Caterers, Event Centers, Distilleries, Breweries, Food Trucks, Food Manufacturers
RECREATION/ENTERTAINMENT: Golf Courses, Museums, Theme Parks, Casinos, Ski Resorts, and other Entertainment Venues
AFFILIATES: Other businesses that service the hospitality and gaming industries
Our firm can provide services across a broad range of business-based legal disciplines and practice areas. Along with a myriad of other issues, we can assist you with:
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Finance and Lending
Foreign Investment (EB-5)
Gaming Regulation & Compliance
Hotel Management Agreements
Insurance Coverage and Disputes
Land Use and Zoning
Protected Area Disputes
Billings Law, LLC focuses its representation on hospitality and gaming owners, investors, developers and managers. In addition, the firm is pleased to provide legal services to individuals seeking gaming licensure, as well as to those who supply goods or other services to the hotel, gaming and restaurant industries.
A native of Colorado, Doug spent much of his childhood working at two inns owned by his father in the mountain resort community of Glenwood Springs.
Doug became enamored with the industry, leading him to enroll in the highly-regarded hotel administration program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Doug ultimately graduated from UNLV in 1988 with a B.S. in Business Administration.
While still attending UNLV in 1987, Doug began working in the school's athletic department, where he assisted with fundraising, event management and Olympic sports. Doug's tenure in the athletic department coincided with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels 1990 NCAA basketball championship (clearly the greatest college basketball team of all time).
After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law, Doug obtained his California law license in 1994. He practiced with a prominent San Diego firm for several years, before heading to Washington, DC, where he served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During this time, Doug also served as the vice-chair of the ABA Section of Administrative Law, Regulatory Policy Committee.
Doug returned to practice law in San Diego in 2003, then later relocated to central Ohio for family reasons, before finally re-settling in southern Nevada. Doug currently holds active law licenses in California, Nevada and Ohio.
Doug has worked not only as an attorney, but as a commercial real estate salesperson, where much of his work was focused on restaurant and hotel properties. Doug fequently attends industry events, including both those aimed at attorneys and those events designed for members of the hospitality and gaming industries.
Doug has also served as a San Diego Superior Court judge pro tem and is one of the founders of his local community's Little League program, which now serves over 500 youth baseball players every year.
Doug and his wife, Lisa, are proud to have raised two children, which allowed Doug to enjoy much of his free time at baseball fields and dance competitions.
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