Mr. Higgins is the principal of STH Strategies. He brings years of experience from the government affairs, legal and business worlds to STH. His combination of knowledge in these areas provides his clients with unparalleled understanding of complex legislative and legal issues.
Mr. Higgins spent the past 5 years as the managing principal of Porter Gordon Silver Communications, a full service government affairs and business strategic consulting firm. In addition, he was a partner in the law firm of Gordon Silver. Prior to that he spent seventeen years as in-house counsel for a holding company whose operations ranged from multi-jurisdictional gaming to petroleum retailing.
In addition to lobbying before the Nevada Legislature, Mr. Higgins represents clients before Congress in Washington DC. Mr. Higgins also regularly appears before the various local governments in Clark County, including the county, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson. Additionally, he advises clients on business developments and opportunities and implementing strategic initiatives designed to help his clients achieve their goals. Mr. Higgins provides legal advise on transactions ranging from purchase and sale of businesses, whether stock or asset purchases, as well as, real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leases. He regularly works with clients in the gaming, transportation, travel & tourism, waste management, telecommunications, petroleum, aviation, energy and real estate development areas.
Mr. Higgins received his juris doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.
Mr. Higgins was appointed in July 2015 to serve on the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. He is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors. He previously served on the Nevada Governor’s Gaming Policy Committee, Nevada Governor’s Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, National Gambling Impact Study Commission and the Clark County Blue Ribbon Panel on Fuel Reliability