Hersh Kozlov, P.C. is the managing partner of the firm's Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office and the leader of the firm's Gaming Industry Practice Group. The Philadelphia Inquirer called Mr. Kozlov "one of the nation's most active gaming-industry lawyers."

With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Kozlov provides counseling to clients in the areas of litigation, federal and state regulatory matters, gaming law and complex financial institution management. Mr. Kozlov has managed numerous matters involving complex commercial litigation and has served as lead counsel before both federal and state courts in New Jersey and elsewhere. He was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil and criminal trial attorney, having received his initial certification in 1984 and having been twice re-certified thereafter. He has represented investment banks and lenders, private equity firms, financial institutions and banks, and gaming companies in jurisdictions both domestic and international.

Mr. Kozlov is a member of the board of directors of Resource America, Inc. (REXI; NASDAQ), where he serves as the lead independent director. He also serves on the board of directors of The Bancorp, Inc. (TBBK; NASDAQ). He has previously been a member of the board of directors of Jeff Banks, Inc. (JEFF; NASDAQ), TRM Corporation (TRM; NASDAQ), Hudson United Bank (HUB; NYSE), US Healthcare Life Insurance Company, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Princeton Insurance Company and the Healthcare Insurance Exchange . Mr. Kozlov has also served as counsel to the board of directors of US Healthcare, Inc.

Mr. Kozlov was appointed by the president of the United States to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy & Negotiations, having served in that role from 2002-2005. He has served as a member of the Finance Committee of the Republican National Committee, and has also served as a finance chairman and general counsel to the New Jersey Republican Party. Mr. Kozlov was, in 2008, a National Finance Co-Chairman of the Romney for President Committee.

Mr. Kozlov is admitted to the practice of law in both New Jersey and Colorado, is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is identified in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers, and has a New Jersey Super Lawyers enumeration (2005-2013). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Trial Lawyers Association and the International Association of Gaming Attorneys.

Mr. Kozlov graduated from Temple University with a B.A. degree in 1969 and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1972, which has identified and honored him as an outstanding graduate.

Mr. Kozlov has served as a member of the board of trustees of Cooper Hospital University Medical Center and the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden. He has likewise served as an officer of and New Jersey counsel to the Delaware River Port Authority, the bi-state agency created by the Congress to govern transportation between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Federal and State Regulatory Matters
  • Gaming Law

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Colorado

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Temple University, B.A., 1969

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    - Casino Law Section
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
  • International Association of Gaming Attorneys
  • American Arbitration Association
    - Panel of Arbitrators

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
  • Listed in the Best of the Best, Expert Guides, 2014
  • Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers "The Best Lawyers in America," 2006-2019

  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2013, 2018

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Appointed by President George W. Bush to the Advisory Commission for Trade Policy & Negotiations, 2002-2005

No aspect of these rankings has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Further information on methodologies is available via these links.

Board Memberships

  • U.S. Healthcare
    - Counsel to the Board of Directors
  • The Bancorp, Inc.
    - Board of Directors
  • Resource America (REXI)
    - Board of Directors
  • Jefferson Bank of New Jersey
    - Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Hudson United Bank
    - Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Jeff Banks Inc.
    - Former Member, Board of Directors
  • U.S. Healthcare Insurance Company
    - Former Member, Board of Directors
  • TRM Corporation
    - Board of Directors, 2001-2006

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Republican National Committee
    - Finance Committee
  • Bush for President
    - Finance Committee
  • New Jersey Republican Party
    - General Counsel, 1981-1989
    - Co-Finance Chairman
  • Delaware River Port Authority
    - New Jersey Counsel, 1982-1991, 1994-2002
  • Borough of Barrington
    - Former Borough Attorney

Selected Publications