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Hot Topics in Native American Financing

OnDemand Webinar (95 minutes)

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.


Christine L. Swanick, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Wilda Wahpepah, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP


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


• 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


• 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