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On behalf of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Hobbs Straus assisted in obtaining one of the first successful issuances of commercial bonds to finance the construction of an Indian casino.

Management, Development Consulting & Other Agreements

  • Negotiate agreements necessary to establish and operate gaming facilities by Indian tribes, including:
    • Management contracts
    • Development agreements
    • Land purchase agreements for property conveyed to the United States in trust in order to make the land eligible for gaming under federal law
    • Assist in obtaining the necessary approvals from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)
  • Provide counsel and assistance to establish destination resort/casinos, including:
    • Draft and final preparation of application to the BIA to take the lands involved into federal trust status
    • Secure clearance from the NIGC for long term development agreements


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