Recent counsel and representation

  • Counsel to national title insurers in connection with resolution of claim that Master Lease and subleases of Indian land are invalid.
  • Counsel to national title insurer in connection with resolution of tribal claims of trespass.
  • Expert witness respecting the standard of care and practice in commercial transactions with tribes.
  • Counsel to landlord in connection with its lease to a federally chartered tribal corporation.
  • Counsel to investor in connection with the development of a carbon project on, and purchase of carbon credits generated from, Indian land.
  • Counsel to county government in connection with tribe's application to transfer fee land to trust.
  • Counsel to noteholders in connection with the restructuring of tribal debt.
  • Counsel to lenders in connection with debt restructuring and claims for loss on federal guaranties of loans to tribes.
  • Counsel to lender in connection with numerous Bureau of Indian Affairs-guaranteed financing.
  • Counsel U.S. life insurance company in connection with its lease of an office/warehouse property to the Seminole Nation in Florida.
  • Counsel U.S. energy producer in connection with its development of solar electric generation on Indian land and sale of power under power purchase agreements with tribes in Connecticut and California.
  • Counsel to U.S. electric generation company in connection with the sale of its assets.
  • Counsel for developer of a 1500 MW electric generation plant and 180 mile transmission line on tribal land.
  • Counsel for an investment fund in connection with its due diligence and development of recommendations for its bid on a complex aggregation of contaminated mining properties located on tribal land.
  • Lender’s counsel in connection with its financing of oil and gas assets on tribal land in Utah.
  • Counsel to developer of an LNG terminal in connection with potential claims of a tribe to land necessary for development of a natural gas pipeline.
  • Counsel to owner/operator of an electric generation plant in Nevada regarding regarding a tribal Employment Rights Ordinance and the client’s ground lease for the generation facility.
  • Counsel to purchaser of New Mexico tribal oil and gas leases from a debtor in bankruptcy.
  • Lender’s counsel in connection with a $12,500,000 Bureau of Indian Affairs-guaranteed credit facility to support standby letters of credit for the benefit of an Indian-owned company.
  • Counsel to sellers and purchasers of commercial and residential real estate in New Mexico and Washington, D.C.
  • Counsel to a foreign company in connection with its acquisition and sale of industrial sites in the U.S.
  • Counsel to owner of mixed use buildings in connection with retail and office leasing.
  • Counsel to a foreign company in connection with commercial lease in Washington, D.C.
  • Counsel to foreign owner/operator of a large electric generation facility in connection with its payoff of project financing.
  • Counsel to a foreign company in connection with leases of office properties in various locations in the United States.
  • Counsel for a national oil company in connection with real estate and selected business transfer issues related to its divestiture of assets.
  • Counsel to a large U.S. energy company in connection with its investment in a venture to develop oil and gas on the tribal land.
  • Counsel to lenders in connection with development, construction and permanent financing of shopping center, commercial, retail and office properties; RV park/gas station/convenience store projects, public and government complexes and schools, including numerous commercial retail and office buildings on, and off, tribal land.
  • Counsel to multi-national institutional lender regarding Indian law in connection with its financing the purchase of oil and gas interests located tribal land.
  • Counsel to multi-national energy company respecting Indian law issues related to its proposed investment in an in situ leaching uranium mine.
  • Special counsel to appellants in appeals of decisions by Bureau of Indian Affairs adverse to a non-tribal party under 25 U.S.C. 81 (2001).
  • Counsel to equipment leasing company in connection with leases of commercial equipment to tribes and tribal entities.
  • Counsel to institutional lenders in connection with restructuring operating capital loans to a tribally-owned defense contractor, loans to for tribal governmental purposes and in development, construction and permanent financing of tribally-owned resort and golf course projects.
  • Counsel large domestic energy company in connection with the sale of electricity to a tribe.
  • Counsel to lender in connection with credit facility subordinated to senior credit facility guaranteed by Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Counsel to sellers and lenders in sales and refinancing, development, construction and permanent financings of hotels and destination resort projects.
  • Represented various parties on issues specific to project development and finance on tribal land including traditional and renewable energy, telecommunications, mining, commercial, retail, housing, title insurance, and special licensing.
  • Represented lenders in numerous BIA-guaranteed loans for tribal projects.
  • Drafted comments on regulations related to the BIA loan guaranty and insurance program under the Indian Financing Act., business leasing and 25 U.S.C. §81.
  • Negotiated licenses and easements, including utility and pipeline easements and service line agreements; negotiation of lease and license agreements on behalf of a wind power development company and exercising rights derived from a license to extract minerals on tribal lands.
  • Counsel to lender in connection with restructuring of BIA-guaranteed financing of agricultural and commercial loans.

 

 

 

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