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Our successful negotiation of a water rights compact for the Seminole Tribe resulted in the recognition of Winters Doctrine rights for an Eastern Tribe located in a riparian state.

Federal Legislation & Rulemaking

  • Advise tribal gaming commissions on the administration of regulatory functions consistent with the requirements of federal, tribal and state laws and regulations.
  • Advocate before Congress, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in support of tribal rights and against proposals to limit those rights.
  • Advise and represent clients on conflicts that arise under tribal-state gaming compacts.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on federal and state proposed legislation and regulations that could impact tribal gaming rights.
  • Draft comments on proposed laws and regulations when a challenge is necessary to promote and defend tribal gaming.


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