Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP have been involved in all aspects of Indian gaming including lobbying activities; gaming development projects of a few hundred thousand to several million dollars investment. The firm has assisted tribes with land acquisition either on or off-reservation. And we have been involved in debt-restructuring for existing gaming facilities. Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP has also assisted tribes in the transition from management contract relationships to tribal management of gaming facilities.
Although the passage of the IGRA (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) helped clarify some of the uncertainties for Indian Gaming, the diverse legal and political issues created by tribal-state compacts have combined to create a need for competent, experienced legal counsel for tribes who are involved in development and operation of Indian Gaming facilities.
The firm has successfully litigated numerous issues under the IGRA, the NIGC Regulations and tribal-state compacts. We have successfully defended tribes from claims by former financial backers and management companies and have helped find financial sources for tribes despite complex logistical and legal circumstances.