Michael R. Brunet

Of Counsel

Phone: 702-832-1904

Fax: 702.832.1905

Email: mbrunet@cooperlevenson.com

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Michael R. Brunet is Of Counsel to the firm and an attorney in Cooper Levenson’s Gaming Law Practice Group.

Michael focuses his practice on gaming law, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, litigation, SEC/corporate governance, and bankruptcy (Chapter 11 reorganization). He is based in Las Vegas and Northern California where he is General Counsel of Graton Resort & Casino, the largest Native American casino in the Bay Area.

Michael’s background includes significant experience in hotel and casino transactional work with regional, national, and international clients in the hotel and casino, real estate development, and corporate industries.


Michael has served as both legal counsel to and executive management of over fifty hotels, casinos, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, in more than ten U.S. and international jurisdictions.

Michael began his career as an associate attorney practicing in complex insolvency and reorganization and corporate law with a leading Las Vegas law firm.

He has served as in-house counsel to Station Casinos, Tropicana Entertainment, Affinity Gaming, and the Meruelo Group (Sahara Las Vegas, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno), and as General Counsel of The Light Group, Palms Casino Resort, and GameCo The Video Game Casino, and has acted as advisor to Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, to the senior secured lenders to Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, as well as the executive management of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel (Highland, California).

At Cooper Levenson, he has represented a diverse group of clients in iGaming and related transactions, including Spectrum Gaming Group, PropSwap, and 888 Holdings PLC.

Michael has directly handled intellectual property (copyright and trademark) matters for corporate clients as in-house counsel, including litigation, licensing, rights acquisition and clearance, and maintenance of an IP portfolio consisting of hundreds of active service marks.

He directly negotiated location and sponsorship agreements with major motion picture and television networks for appearances by the Company’s hotel and casino properties in TV shows and studio feature films; and negotiated and reviewed performance agreements for talent appearing at the Company’s entertainment venues including clubs, lounges and performing arts venues.

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Michael earned his B.A. in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with distinction. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute. Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.