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Equine and Gaming Law

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. services

As a former owner and breeder, Principal James Towne has a wealth of first-hand unique experience with the various aspects of the equine industry, Gaming Law and Equine Law.

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. members James Towne and Michael Rhodes-Devey played a critical role in the acquisition and reactivation of New York State’s two newest harness tracks, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, resulting in the addition of hundreds of construction jobs in 2005 and 2006 and hundreds of new jobs of full employment to New Yorkers. The Firm’s efforts have ranged from working towards successfully securing the facilities out of bankruptcy proceedings, to working with various legislative leaders for necessary legislative changes, to successfully defending against efforts to block the opening of both facilities to obtaining numerous local and state permits and licenses necessary for the facilities to open.

From Advance Deposit Wagering to the intricacies of breeding contracts, The Towne Law Firm, P.C. has an attorney that can help out.

Leave the tough stuff to us – and get back to the track.

Our horse, gaming and racing legal services include:

Mr. Towne is a Charter Member and former Board participant in the Racing and Wagering Law Network of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, Union University.

Reliable Experience

Mr. Towne and Mr. Rhodes-Devey have lectured owners, trainers, track owners and attorneys on various topics surrounding the equine industry at the annual Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law hosted by the Government Law Center of Albany Law School as well as at other industry conferences and meetings.

Mr. Towne and Mr. Rhodes-Devery have also actively represented a New York State Indian Tribal Council, pursuing gaming and other legal affairs for the Tribe. The Firm’s gaming experience has included matters in both the United States and outside, as well as in New York State.


TLF Sponsoring Albany Business Review’s First-Ever Women’s Summit

ALBANY, NY | The Towne Law Firm (TLF) is thrilled to be a part of Albany Business Review’s first-ever Women’s Summit, which will be held at the River’s Casino & Resort this Wednesday, March 22nd. This half day summit will convene women from across the region for insightful, inspirational, and informative discussions, relationship building, and […]

Mar 20, 2023

TLF to be a Wish Benefactor Sponsor for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York Hope Begins with Us Gala

ALBANY, NY | TLF is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York Hope Begins with Us Gala. The Firm is a Wish Benefactor level sponsor and will have firm members attending the event! Will we see you there? Get your tickets here: Make-A-Wish Gala 2023 | Powered By GiveSmart Tens of thousands […]

Mar 10, 2023