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Hot Topics in Native American Financing

Get up-to-date on recent developments in Native American financing and get practical guidelines for extending credit to tribes and tribal entities.

Hear the latest legal news and developments on the following topics: key federal laws - including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the HEARTH Act - that impact your transaction; Tribal Economic Development Bonds; the National Indian Gaming Commission's declination letter review process; dealing with intra-tribal leadership disputes; bankruptcy for tribes and tribal entities; updates on tribal restructuring, with four case studies; recent developments in gaming trust land acquisitions; and Indian law case updates, including what's new in the Lake of the Torches, Carcieri, and Patchak cases. Learn how these developments impact the extension of financial credit to tribes and tribal entities, with specific practice pointers.

Runtime: 95 minutes
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Agenda

Legal Framework for Your Transaction

  • Tribes and Their Businesses
  • Sovereign Immunity
    • Developments in Ex Parte Young Doctrine
  • Governing Law and Court Jurisdiction for Disputes
  • Federal Laws that Affect Transactions, including
    • IGRA
  • Financial Source Licensing
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tribal Lands, Leases and Mortgages
  • Security Interests in Real and Personal Property
  • Legal Opinions
  • Practice Pointers

Intra-Tribal Leadership Disputes

Impacts of HEARTH Act

TED Bond Financing

  • Gaming Trust Land Update

Patchak

  • Cowlitz Indian Tribe
  • Mashpee Wampanoag
  • North Fork Rancheria

IGRA Declination Letters

Tribal Defaults and Restructurings

  • Bankruptcy

Case Law Updates

  • Michigan v. Bay Mills
    • In Re Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino
    • In Re Sa' Nyu Wa, Inc.
    • In Re Native Wholesale Supply Co.
  • Lake of the Torches
    • Patchak
    • Carcieri
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This course was last revised on November 20, 2014.

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Christine L. Swanick

Christine L. Swanick

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy practice group in the Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP's New York office
  • Practiced federal Indian law for 19 years advising clients in all aspects of federal Indian law and tribal law matters and represents tribes and entities doing business with tribes in complex contractual, gaming, regulatory and economic development matters and advises on restructuring of tribal debt
  • Concentrates her practice in the area of tribal-related financing projects, including commercial loans, syndicated credit facilities and note and bond financings
  • Nationally recognized expert in tribal lending and restructuring transactions of all kinds and has worked on more than 100 Native American and gaming credit transactions involving more than 50 different Native American tribes
  • Ranked "Leading Individual" in Native American Law by Chambers USA, 2008 to 2013
  • Ranked "Up-and-Coming Individual" in Native American Law by Chambers USA, 2006, 2007
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012 to 2015 and elected as a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, University of Arizona; B.A. degree Boston College
Wilda Wahpepah

Wilda Wahpepah

SheppardMullin

  • Special counsel in the Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s District of Columbia office
  • Represents tribal governments, businesses and entities doing business with tribes across the country
  • Areas of expertise include gaming finance, regulatory counseling and advice related to tribal jurisdiction and governmental matters, gaming, financing and business development, natural resources, and environmental law
  • Represented tribal governments and nontribal parties in state, federal, and tribal courts and in administrative proceedings before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals
  • Taught federal Indian law and is a regular speaker on economic development topics in Indian country
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • J.D. degree, University of Notre Dame; B.A. degree, University of Oklahoma
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Product ID: 394548
Published 2014
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