Cooper Levenson Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® 2024 Edition

Lloyd D. Levenson, Lynne Levin Kaufman, Joseph C. Mahon and Kimberly Maxson-Rushton were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2024, announced Cooper Levenson today. Levenson, Kaufman and were named in Gaming Law. Maxson-Rushton was recognized in Gaming Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law. Mahon was recognized in Trusts and Estates. In addition, Craig Panholzer was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in the area of Tax Law.

“Along with solid qualifications, these attorneys consistently demonstrate a professionalism and integrity that exemplifies the highest ideals in law,” said Kenneth J. Calemmo, Jr., chief operating officer, Cooper Levenson. “We are proud to call them our colleagues.”

Lloyd D. Levenson is Chief Executive Officer of the firm and Chairman of the Casino & iGaming Law practice group, as well as of the Government Services and Cannabis Law Practice groups. He and the firm have been instrumental in developing and implementing all aspects of gaming law, including the newest developments in online or Internet gaming (igaming) law, sports wagering legal matters, mobile gaming matters, and parimutuel betting issues. The East Coast Gaming Congress, now held annually, came about because of his dedicated persistence, working with area opinion leaders to make it a reality. Levenson has been listed in Best Lawyers® in the area of Gaming Law since 2005.

Lynne Levin Kaufman is a partner at Cooper Levenson. She has been practicing gaming law full time since 1988. Kaufman advises clients on licensure, financings, casino acquisitions and sales, compliance, investigations, new game and gaming equipment approvals, public debt offerings, bank financings and periodic reporting. Her clients also depend on her to guide them in Internet gaming (igaming), sports betting, mobile gaming, parimutuel betting, skilled gaming, and promotional sweepstakes and contests. Kaufman has been listed in Best Lawyers® in the area of Gaming Law since 2013.

Kimberly Maxson-Rushton is a partner based in Cooper Levenson’s Las Vegas, Nevada office. Active in the U.S. gaming industry, Maxson-Rushton is also the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Livery Operator’s Association of Las Vegas and a leader in Nevada’s marijuana industry. She formerly served in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, in the Attorney General’s Office, and the Nevada Gaming Commission. She was Chairman of Nevada’s Transportation Services Authority. Maxson-Rushton has been listed in Best Lawyers® each year since 2013, in Administrative and Regulatory Law since 2013 and in Gaming Law since 2016.

Joseph C. Mahon is a partner in the firm and heads the firm’s New York City office He has, for more than 25 years, advised clients on Estate Planning, Estate, Gift and Income Tax Planning, Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning, State Death Taxes, Family Office Services, Family Governance, Liquidity Events, Business Succession, Insurance, Lifetime Gifts, including Valuation Discounts, Grantor Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Intra-Family Loans, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Private Annuities, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Crummey Trusts, Trust Terminations, Trustee Succession, Trust Protectors, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies. He also guides clients through trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution, including contested guardianships and other issues unique to non-U.S. persons and assets. Mahon was named to the Best Lawyers in America list 2017 – present in Trusts and Estates.

Craig Panholzer was recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in the area of Tax Law. Craig Panholzer is an associate in the firm and a member of the Tax and Business Law Practice Groups. He is based in the Fort Lauderdale office. Prior to joining Cooper Levenson, Craig served as an intern with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce as well as a congressional intern for Congressman Patrick Murphy of Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Craig is admitted to practice in all State Courts in the State of Florida. Craig graduated cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida with a bachelor of arts and science degree in political science. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina with a juris doctor degree.

Best Lawyers® peer-reviewed listings are now published internationally. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence. In the milestone 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed resulting in over 76,000 leading lawyers being recognized. For the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 edition, more than 2.4 million votes were analyzed with 25,000 lawyers being selected as a result.

Cooper Levenson, founded in 1957, is a full-service law firm with 70 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm also has offices in New York, N.Y., Wilmington, Del., Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and Las Vegas, Nev.