With over fifty years of experience in Indian Country, BHGR is committed to providing Indian tribes and tribal partners the best quality legal representation in an efficient manner. Our attorneys within this practice, led by Padraic McCoy (Quechan) and Rory Dilweg, bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to a broad variety of matters affecting Indian tribes throughout the United States, including Indian gaming, business and finance, litigation, regulatory, and governance matters. We provide each client with highly specialized services, fashioned to satisfy the unique needs and challenges of each legal matter. This approach is facilitated by our firm’s broad expertise and team-oriented culture, and is centered on a deep understanding and profound respect for tribal sovereignty.
BHGR attorneys and employees take pride in our ability to advise innovative solutions and to modify our representation as legal matters evolve, allowing us to anticipate, avoid, and mitigate future issues, or alternatively, advise proactive decisions to take advantage of prospective opportunities to best serve our clients’ current and future needs. We have consistently employed seasoned strategies to bring success to our clients, including Indian tribes, tribal businesses and agencies, developers and lenders, banks and investment banks, and others. Our expertise covers a wide range of important topics, such as project-and debt-financing for casinos, hotels, infrastructure, and other investments, Indian land matters, including energy development and land into trust, and deep regulatory experience and close work with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Department of Justice, and other federal and state agencies.
Our attorneys have many years of experience drafting tribal constitutions, codes, ordinances, and resolutions, and we are highly experienced in the formation of tribal business, agencies and departments, tribal courts, gaming and entertainment authorities, and other tribal subdivisions.
Our core competencies include the following matters:
Gaming, Business, and Finance:
Litigation and Administrative Hearings