Townsend Hyatt is a partner in the Pacific Northwest office in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Public Finance Group and leads the Indian Tribal Finance practice.

He has worked with Indian tribes in more than a dozen states on a variety of projects, such as financings for land acquisitions; health clinics; schools; government administration buildings; cultural centers; sewer, water and other infrastructure development; parks and recreation facilities; motor vehicle and aircraft purchases; manufacturing plants; and gaming and entertainment facilities. 

  • Townsend has substantial experience in both taxable and tax exempt financings by Indian tribes for projects that include:

    • Tribal Casinos, Hotels and Resorts. Yavapai-Apache Nation (Cliff Castle Casino); Quinault Indian Nation (Quinault Beach Resort); Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians (Seven Feathers Casino & Hotel); Coquille Economic Development Corporation (The Mill Casino & Hotel); San Carlos Apache Tribe (Apache Gold Casino); the Klamath Tribes (Kla-Mo-Ya Casino); Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Swinomish Casino & Bingo); White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians (Shooting Star Casino & Hotel); Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (Skagit Valley Casino Resort); Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (Foxwoods Casino); Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California (Robinson Rancheria Casino & Bingo); Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians/Twenty-Nine Palms Enterprises Corporation (Trump 29 Casino); Seminole Tribe of Florida (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino); Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe (Palace Indian Gaming Center); Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona (Casino of the Sun); Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians (Black Oak Casino); Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (Three Rivers Casino Hotel); Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Spa Casino); Morongo Band of Mission Indians (Morongo Casino Resort); Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (Chukchansi Gold Casino); Laguna Development Corporation (Route 66 Casino and Dancing Eagle Casino); La Posta Band of Mission Indians (La Posta Casino); Southern Ute Indian Tribe (Sky Ute Casino);Pueblo of Pojoaque (Buffalo Thunder Resort); Eastern Shoshone Tribe (Shoshone Rose Casino); Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (Fort Sill Apache Casino & Hotel);Poarch Band of Creek Indians / PCI Gaming Authority (Atmore, Montgomery & Wetumpka Gaming Facilities); Seneca Nation of Indians / Seneca Gaming Corporation (Niagara Falls, Allegany & Buffalo Gaming Facilities); Susanville Indian Rancheria (Diamond Mountain Casino); Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (WinnaVegas Casino).
    • Governmental Administration Buildings. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Reservation of Oregon; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony; Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
    • Health Clinics and Childcare Centers. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Aleutian Pribilof Island Association; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Reservation of Oregon; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.
    • Tribal Schools. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
    • Tribal Housing. Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
    • Land Acquisitions. Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Reservation of Oregon; the Klamath Tribes; White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians; Yavapai-Apache Nation; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Susanville Indian Rancheria; Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
    • Golf Courses. San Carlos Apache Tribe; Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
    • Tribal Manufacturing Facilities. Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation (Yakama Forest Products); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Warm Springs Forest Products).
    • Commercial Fisheries. St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (St. Croix Enterprises Aquaculture Facility).
    • Tribal Telecommunications Systems. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Saddleback Communications).
    • Tribal Utilities. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians; Citizen Potawatomi Nation; Yavapai-Apache Nation.

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