(For this past program, we offer two options for purchase: a Homestudy (DVD and written materials) or written materials alone.)
Attorneys, tribal representatives, industry executives, governmental officials, tribal housing authority personnel, contractors and consultants
Tribal construction and infrastructure project development face their own unique set of issues. This two-day seminar addresses topics that are fundamental and cutting edge.
We have drawn speakers from around the country with expertise in tribal infrastructure and construction issues to provide valuable information on funding and financing issues; best project delivery methods; management tips for federal projects; tips for getting qualified as contractors; liability and risk issues, structuring business relationships; NEPA review for non-tribal projects on tribal lands, and contracting drafting tips for effective supervision and dispute resolution. This program is an exceptional educational and networking opportunity and should not be missed.
~ Karen J. Atkinson, Esq. and Catherine Baker Stetson, Esq., Program Co-Chairs
Karen J. Atkinson, Esq., President, Program Co-Chair
Tribal Strategies, Inc. / Alexandria, VA
Catherine Baker Stetson, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Stetson Law Offices, P.C. / Albuquerque, NM
BIA School Construction: Planning and budget issues
Margie Morin, Assistant Deputy Director
Bureau of Indian Affairs / Reston, VA
USDA Rural Development Programs
Terry Brunner, New Mexico State Director
U.S. Department of Agriculture / Albuquerque, NM
HUD's Indian Housing programs
Marlin Knight, Native American Program Specialist
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development / Phoenix, AZ
Financing Options: Tribal Economic Development bonds; factors utilized to derive credit ratings for Native American financings, including legal structures; general checklist of due diligence items for underwriters/lenders
Allyson G. Saunders, Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP / Los Angeles, CA
Frank King, Partner
Stuyvesant Square Advisors, Inc. / Tampa, FL
What are the limits on sovereign immunity for tribes? What do you need in your contracts? How can you do limited waivers of sovereign immunity to obtain bonding?
Nancy J. Appleby, Esq.
Appleby Law PLLC / Alexandria, VA
How to determine the best project approach and the appropriate procurement method; determining the proper documents; how to select or draft the right bid and contract documents; how to adapt to unique issues in indian country
Timothy J. Humphrey, Sr., Esq., Moderator
Stetson Law Offices, P.C. / Albuquerque, NM
Isaac Perez, Executive Director
San Felipe Pueblo Housing / San Felipe Pueblo, NM
Keys to successful project management
Emerson Eskeets, Deputy Director
Bureau of Indian Affairs, DOI / Albuquerque, NM
Ken Royse, P.E., Director
Bartlett & West / Bismarck, ND
W. Gregory Guedel, Esq.
Foster Pepper PLLC / Seattle, WA
Sponsored by Stetson Law Offices, P.C. and Flintco, LLC
What you need to do to meet the requirements for getting bonding; special considerations for participation in federal projects as a contractor
Kent E. Paul, ARM,AU,AM, CEO
Amerind Risk Management / Santa Ana, NM
Theodore Pedro, Executive Director
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM
Thomas W. Olmstead, Principal
The Olmstead Company LLC / Sante Fe, NM
Tax and other considerations for ownership and operation of assets in Indian country; tips for negotiating with tribes and tribal enterprises; maximizing investment opportunities; common sticking points and solutions
Sara Van Norman, Esq.
Jacobson Buffalo Magnuson Anderson & Hogen PC / Saint Paul, MN
How does the Indian preference requirement operate when tribes or others who use their program issue a construction bid?
Vincent Maria, Executive Director, Department of Labor
Jicarilla Apache Nation / Dulce, NM
Triggers for NEPA review on tribal lands: Legal triggers for NEPA in the tribal context; what is the process and the tribe's role? In what areas should tribes be particularly proactive?
Peter W. Culp, Esq.
Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. / Phoenix, AZ
Effective drafting tips; terms relating to project inspection and monitoring for resolving construction claims and disputes more effectively
William Francis Stephens, Esq.
Sonsoky Chambers Sachse / Washington, DC
Regular tuition for in person or webcast attendance for this program is $995 with a group rate of $845 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $695. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $497.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.
There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders
This program qualifies for 11 NM CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.
Karen J. Atkinson, Program Co-Chair, is President of Tribal Strategies, Inc., a Washington, D.C. consulting firm focusing on economic development and small business issues. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Native American Contractors Association and Senior Counsel to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
Catherine Baker Stetson, Program Co-Chair, owner, Stetson Law Offices, P.C., focuses on tribal housing, on- and off-reservation commercial transactions, economic development, tribal corporations, and gaming.
Full bio and contact info for Catherine Baker Stetson at Stetson Law Offices, P.C.
Timothy J. Humphrey, Sr., Moderator, senior attorney at Stetson Law Offices, represents tribes, tribal businesses and enterprises, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities on matters including, but not limited to tribal housing programs, tribal environmental issues, construction, alternative energy and economic development, tribal business associations, employment matters, and contracting with Indian tribes.
Full bio and contact info for Timothy J. Humphrey Sr. at Stetson Law Offices, P.C.
Nancy J. Appleby, managing member of Appleby Law PLLC, focusing in real estate and project development on tribal land, has experience in commercial real estate, lending, Indian law and the Indian Financing Act, and has strong relationships and credibility with tribal counsel and with counsel and staff at the Department of Interior.
Full bio and contact info for Nancy J. Appleby at Appleby Law PLLC
Terry Brunner, New Mexico State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, manages housing, business, and community infrastructure and community facility programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities and oversees grant, loan and loan guarantee portfolios.
Peter W. Culp, partner, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., practices in the environmental, water and natural resources, and federal Indian law areas and represents clients interacting with tribal entities or doing business on tribal lands.
Emerson Eskeets, Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Facilities Management and Construction, DOI, is responsible for management of the day-to-day operations of education, detention and housing construction projects as well as operations and maintenance across Indian Country.
W. Gregory Guedel, member and chair of Foster Pepper LLC's Native American Legal Services Group, focuses on complex construction, government contracting and business law. His litigation work includes all aspects of pre-trial, trial, and appellate case management in state, federal, and tribal courts.
Full bio and contact info for W. Gregory Guedel at Foster Pepper PLLC
Frank King, is Partner. Stuyvesant Square Advisors, Inc., an independent investment banking and advisory firm dedicated to assisting tribal and corporate entities with their financing and business development needs.
Marlin Knight, Native American Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Southwest Office of Native American Programs, provides training to tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entitie's throughout the Southwest Region.
Vincent Maria is the Executive Director of the Jicarilla Apache Nation Department of Labor. He has experience with the Department of Labor and in the Oil & Gas Compliance and (TERO) Tribal Employment Rights Office.
Margie Morin, Assistant Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Facilities Management and Construction, prepares and executes capital asset plans for multi-million dollar construction projects and develops and implements strategic plans for the Bureauís construction program.
Thomas W. Olmstead, Principal, The Olmstead Company LLC, provides professional services to government organizations and private companies, including contracting, design-build, international operations, proposal development, business development, long range facility development, facility assessment, and program/project management.
Kent E. Paul, ARM, AU, AM, CEO of Amerind Risk Management, is in the insurance and risk management industry. He develops creative solutions for complex insurance and risk management problems.
Theodore M. Pedro, Executive Director for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico and the Project Director for the New Mexico Native American Business Enterprise Center, has experience in economic, business and community development.
Isaac Perez, Executive Director, San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority (SFPHA), specializes in general management, budgeting, grant writing, development/modernization, mortgage loans and strategic planning. He oversees a construction management program for the Pueblo of San Felipe.
Ken Royse, P.E., is Director of Bartlett & West, a multi-discipline and full service engineering firm. He oversees water development projects, assisting tribes with regulatory and governmental programs, including water permitting, codes, rights and funding soliciation for projects.
Allyson G. Saunders, partner in the Indian law practice group at Holland & Knight LLP, has experience in the area of Tribal economic development and financing. Her experience includes all aspects of economic development on Indian lands, drafting and negotiating construction contracts and construction-related agreements as well as loan agreements, offering memoranda and all forms of financing-related agreements.
Full bio and contact info for Allyson G. Saunders at Holland & Knight LLP
William F. Stephens, attorney at Sonsoky Chambers Sachse works in all areas of the firm's practice.
Sara K. Van Norman, an attorney with Jacobson Buffalo Magnuson Anderson & Hogen PC, represents clients in public and private projects including tribes, tribal entities, and other businesses in issues involving tribal gaming, tribal finance, reservation boundaries, Indian Country environmental regulation, Indian land rights-of-way, tribal jurisdiction and treaty rights.