Kevin Quigley advises clients with gaming law transactions and compliance matters, as well as Indian country business and regulatory issues. Kevin serves as chair of Gray Plant Mooty’s national Gaming Law and Indian Country & Regulatory Affairs practice teams.
Kevin’s gaming law practice focuses on serving as gaming business counsel to a number of industry-leading and start-up casino management and development companies, gaming equipment vendors, financial institutions, state and tribal governments, and their agencies in connection with matters related to federal, state, and tribal gaming regulatory compliance; financing; taxation; jurisdiction; Indian lands; and i-gaming issues. Kevin also advises gaming system operators, software developers, and suppliers in connection with emerging i-gaming compliance issues, including online fantasy/e-sports leagues, and he consults with tribes and a wide variety of gaming equipment vendors and software developers desiring to explore the new i-gaming frontier by advising on issues related to game classifications and “technological aid” determinations under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. §§2701 et seq.) and regulations contained in 25 CFR Parts 501-599, as well as other gaming law restrictions under other applicable federal, state, and tribal laws.
For nearly 20 years, Kevin has been at the forefront in helping tribes transform the Indian country marketplace and diversify their tribal economies by partnering with private sector companies in forming new enterprises that meet the need of the exploding market for goods and services in Indian country today. His industry-leading experience extends beyond a traditional Indian law practice, with a business development focus that includes advising tribal clients, utilities and power line companies, financial institutions and lenders, and companies with transactions in Indian country in matters concerning BIA realty and Indian land issues, civil and regulatory jurisdiction issues, tribal financing deals such as bank loans and bond offerings, tribal governance and constitutional reform, Indian gaming, environmental regulations and NEPA compliance, right-of-way for utilities and power lines, tribal employment rights ordinances, state and tribal taxation disputes and litigation, sovereign immunity waivers and business transactions, economic development initiatives, and contract or business disputes and litigation.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for many years as a leader in the fields of gaming law and Native American law, Kevin has also been elected since 2005 to membership in the International Masters of Gaming Law, considered the preeminent worldwide organization for gaming industry attorneys and professionals. A frequent speaker and writer on Indian gaming business matters, as well as non-tribal gaming-related regulation issues, Kevin has also been recognized as one of “Gaming’s Legal Eagles” in Casino Enterprise Management’s Guide to the World’s Pre-eminent Gaming Attorneys, and been selected for The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Gaming Law and Native American Law for several years.
Kevin most recently was president and managing member of Hamilton Quigley & Twait PLC, a St. Paul-based law firm with a national practice providing gaming business counsel, compliance services, and litigation services to companies, tribes and tribal agencies, utilities, and individuals with respect to Indian gaming and commercial gaming law matters, tribal business transactions, and jurisdictional disputes. His public service experience includes serving as the Interim Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for the Ramsey County attorney’s office and as the city attorney for Afton, Minn. Kevin was executive director of the Minnesota Democratic Leadership Council for many years, and he has held senior positions for numerous federal, state, and local campaigns.
Kevin earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1982) and Juris Doctorate cum laude (1987) from the University of Minnesota.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.