Of Counsel
 
Leah Sixkiller closes finance transactions for Indian tribes, banking and financial institutions, and developers.
 
Indian Country Financing Transactions
Leah’s experience includes bond offerings, and taxable and tax-exempt loans and transactions involving development, construction, expansion and refinancing of casinos, hotels, government buildings and other projects. While negotiating financing transactions in Indian Country, Leah navigates relationships with the National Indian Gaming Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Special Trustee and other regulatory bodies.
 
Tribal Gaming Laws
Leah advises clients on matters involving gaming laws, and she frequently counsels tribal gaming regulators on compliance, rulemaking and other regulatory matters.
 
Tribal Law Background
Leah serves as a judge for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Court. She holds a certificate of Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Leah is a citizen of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
 
Bar Admissions
Minnesota
Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court
 
Education
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
J.D. Dean’s List, College of Law Achievement Award (2010)
 
Harvard University
B.A. (2007)
 
Honors
  • Best Lawyers®
    — “Ones to Watch,” Banking and Finance Law; Native American Law, 2021
  • The Secured Lender – Women in Secured Finance, 2020
Pro Bono
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
 
Professional Associations
  • National Native American Bar Association
  • Minnesota American Indian Bar Association — Board Member
 
Civic Activities
  • Harvard Club of Minnesota
  • Native American Alumni of Harvard University
Leah R. Sixkiller

Contact
(651) 842-9100 main
(651) 842-9104 direct
(651) 842-9101 fax
[email protected]
 
Insights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Events
 
 
 
Other Insights and Events
 
  • Creating a Tribally-Centered RFP for Financial Services Native American Finance Officers Association Conference, Tulsa, October 2017
  • Contract Support Roundtable Native American Finance Officers Association Conference, New Orleans, April 2014
  • Women in Indian Law Panel William Mitchell College of Law, 2013