Skyboat Legal Eagles

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

www.hobbsstraus.com


Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is a national law firm at the forefront of legal issues impacting Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (known as WilmerHale) is an American law firm with 14 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. It was created in 2004 through the merger of the Boston-based firm Hale and Dorr and the Washington-based firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, and employs more than 1,000 attorneys worldwide. The firm is recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States.


Fletcher Law, PLLC

www.fletcherlawpllc.com


Bryan Newland is a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community (Ojibwe) in northern Michigan. He represents tribal clients on issues including the regulation of gaming facilities, negotiation of tribal-state gaming compacts, the fee-to-trust process, and leasing of Indian lands.

In 2008, Bryan served as the Michigan Native Vote Coordinator for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, and was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Counselor and then Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs. In that capacity, he helped develop the Obama Administration’s policies on Indian gaming and Indian lands, reforming the Department of the Interior’s policy on reviewing tribal-state gaming compacts. He also led a team that reformed the BIA’s Indian leasing regulations and worked with key officials to help enact the HEARTH Act of 2012.

Prior to federal service, Bryan worked in private practice representing tribes and commercial gaming companies on gaming matters arising under both state and federal law. He worked with tribal colleges on unique intergovernmental issues, including chartering public schools under state law.

In addition to working on Indian and commercial gaming issues, Bryan has also worked with public officials, political candidates, and ballot initiative organizations on campaign finance and election law compliance. Prior to law school, he worked with tribes, ballot initiative organizations, and private companies to provide political and public relations consulting services.

Bryan has served as a featured speaker at a number of events, and has published an article addressing tribal-state gaming compacts and revenue sharing. He is a regular contributor to the TurtleTalk Indian Law Blog, and was the author of the regular column "On My Fishbox," which appeared in the Bay Mills News until 2007 and won the National Native American Journalists Association Award in 2005 for Best Column Writing (Monthly).



Bowers Law Firm

www.butchbowers.com


The Bowers Law Office LLC was founded by Karl S. “Butch” Bowers, Jr., an attorney and counselor at law who practices at the intersection of law, politics, and public policy. Butch represents businesses, senior elected officials, government agencies, political campaigns, and advocacy organizations and advises his clients on their litigation matters, legislative and regulatory issues, and crisis management strategies. Butch has appeared in state and federal courts and before regulatory and law enforcement agencies in significant, high-visibility matters, and he recognizes that his clients seek innovative problem-solving approaches, strategic thinking, and consistently reliable legal advice.


Howard and Howard

www.howardandhoward.com


More than one third of our lawyers had business careers before choosing to become lawyers, which means we have more lawyers with first-hand business experience than other firms our size. In fact, we operate our firm as a business. That perspective is valuable to our clients--coming from business makes working for business second nature to us.


We focus on providing value and core legal specialties to our clients that are crucial to modern business success. In turn, our growth and client attraction has come from our reputation for creativity, practicality and providing solutions in a cost-conscious environment. We are innovative in the fee arrangements and flexible billing structures we offer. We understand the relationship between fees and objectives, measuring our success by how much we improve a client's bottom line.


Nexsen Pruet Law Firm

www.nexsenpruet.com


Nexsen Pruet is a multi-specialty business law firm headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with more than 180 attorneys and offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC as well as Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether our client is based here in the Carolinas or in any other corner of the globe, we offer outstanding individual lawyers, a depth of talent, and extensive experience in many areas.


Fayssoux Law Firm P.A.

www.fayssouxlaw.com


Fayssoux Law Firm prides itself on achieving positive results for its clients. Both in and out of the courtroom, Fayssoux Law Firm’s attorneys deliver effective representation and commitment to its client in the areas of general cilil litigation, real estate transactions, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, criminal defense, and family law. Fayssoux Law Firm has accomplished, skilled attorneys who have established solid professional reputations.


Tim Moore

www.timmoorelawoffice.com


Both lifelong residents of Cleveland County, North Carolina, Tim Moore and Justin Brackett practice law with the firm of Tim Moore, Attorney at Law, P.A. in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The firm represents clients in a number of counties throughout North Carolina, with its primary focus being on Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties. Both Mr. Moore and Mr. Brackett are committed to delivering only the best legal representation to individuals as well as businesses and both take service to an unprecedented level with each and every client. Tim Moore is licensed to practice before all the State Courts of North Carolina as well as before the U.S. District Courts seated in North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.


Charleston Group

www.charlestongroup.com


What Sets Us Apart


Founded in 2002, The Charleston Group provides results-driven legal counsel to a growing roster of public and private companies, government agencies, national service organizations and high-profile individuals.


Our success is based on four guiding principles:


Accountability. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of legal practice, both internally as an organization and externally in our service to clients. To this end, we define success as the ability to achieve outcomes that exceed our clients’ expectations.


Integrity. We understand that the attorney-client relationship is based on trust, and adhere to a strict moral and ethical code in all of our professional activities. We will always choose to do what is right over what is expedient.

Leadership. We strive to be leaders in the legal community and the community at large, both through financial support and through active participation in pro bono programs and activities.


Service. We go above and beyond the traditional definition of client service, taking the time to understand our clients’ short- and long-term needs; staying informed of legal developments that affect our clients' businesses; and offering proactive, cost-effective service.


Hutchens Law Firm

www.hutchenslawfirm.com


Anyone who comes to Hutchens Law Firm is going to receive the finest legal advice and representation that is within our power to give. We will make your cause our own and fight fiercely for the best outcome possible. It’s the way we have practiced law for over 35 years in courts here in North Carolina and across the United States. We’re known for our experience in all aspects of Business Law, handling contracts and negotiations of all kinds, as well as representing clients in lawsuits with formidable experience in litigation. At Hutchens Law Firm, we also practice in areas such as default servicing, litigation, real estate, workers’ compensation, and more. We have successfully represented thousands of clients over the years, and are ready to put our high performance methods to work for you.