Evan Kanter's practice focuses on M&A, capital raisings, joint ventures, and general corporate law and business matters. He has achieved successful results for clients while working under tight deadlines and represents a broad range of clients at all stages of development including private equity funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies, and private investors. Evan's industry experience also includes numerous transactions in the gaming, hospitality, and technology sectors.
Before joining Jones Day in 2019, Evan represented The Stars Group in its transaction with Eldorado Resorts for online betting and gaming market access, its acquisition and disposition of Cadillac Jack, a leading supplier of products and technology for the global gaming market, and a variety of other transactions. He also represented Hard Rock International in its acquisition of the hotel/casino in Atlantic City formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal, its investment in the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and its acquisition of casino and hotel/casino rights in the western United States and in several key international markets from BREF HR. Evan's practice has led him to represent a broad range of clients at all stages of development including public companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies, start-up companies, and private investors.
Engage PEO acquired by Lightyear Capital
Jones Day advised Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., in its acquisition by Lightyear Capital.
Stars Group and FOX Sports launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in U.S.
Jones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) on its transaction with FOX Sports, a unit of Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA), to launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in the United States.
Hard Rock International to acquire JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $780 million
Jones Day is advising Hard Rock International on the acquisition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, together with VICI Properties, Inc., and Turfway Park, located in Florence, Kentucky, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $780 million in cash.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. 2008); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Accountancy with honors 2005)
- Florida and Illinois
- Summer Honors Law Program, Securities and Exchange Commission, Pacific Regional Office, Enforcement Division, Los Angeles, California (2006)