If a transaction is large, complex and challenging, you’re likely to find Elizabeth Paulsen in the thick of it. Becoming a valuable part of her clients’ team and understanding all aspects of their business is her passion.
Elizabeth’s practice concentrates on joint ventures, structuring and complex commercial arrangements, as well as general corporate matters. She has extensive experience representing companies, private equity funds, sponsors and entrepreneurs in a wide range of transactions. From development and infrastructure projects to agriculture and real money gaming, Elizabeth helps her clients creatively and efficiently establish a structure and contractual arrangements that meet their legal and long-term business needs.
In the gaming industry, Elizabeth counsels both U.S. brick-and-mortar casinos and foreign online gaming platforms on the various ways to gain access to the emerging online gaming market, obtain B2B services and provide consumer facing products. At the outset of online gaming, she was the architect behind some of the first access arrangements in the United States between European platform provider and domestic brick-and-mortar licensees and crafted creative business solutions utilized in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for online gaming services offered in conjunction with another’s license.
With the recent repeal of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), Elizabeth is one of only a few attorneys with experience negotiating online gaming access agreements and is playing a key role in the expansion of sports betting throughout the United States. In addition to real money offerings, Elizabeth’s familiarity with the highly regulated gambling industry has also translated into structuring a number of social gaming transactions, including white label arrangements for brick-and-mortar casinos.
As a result of her passion for multifaceted transitions, you will also find her spending time on development and infrastructure projects.
A respected leader dedicated to professional development, Elizabeth serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and previously served as a co-chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Department. She also serves on the steering committee for the Brownstein Women’s Leadership Initiative. She provides guidance on the development and implementation of recruitment, retention and advancement of women attorneys at the firm.