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J Kelly Duncan

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Kelly Duncan is co-chair of Jones Walker's Gaming Industry Team. Since the early 1990s and the passage of legislation in states outside of Nevada and New Jersey authorizing video poker, riverboat gaming, land-based casinos, and racinos, Kelly has been integrally involved in the representation of major commercial and tribal casino companies, as well as manufacturers, suppliers, and financial institutions regarding all matters relating to the development, financing, and operation of such facilities. He has extensive experience handling public-private leases, financings, land use approvals, statutory and regulatory interpretation and compliance, gaming operations, administrative hearings, and litigation.

Additionally, Kelly has 40 years of experience handling admiralty, maritime, and international and customs law matters, including domestic and international marine acquisitions, financings, vessel construction, regulatory issues, maritime lien enforcement and foreclosures, contracts of affreightment, terminal tariffs, and charter parties. His international practice encompasses international commercial transactions, customs rulings, protests, reliquidations, seizures, forfeitures, and classification disputes.

Professional Memberships

Kelly is a past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and the Maritime Law Association of the United States.