Kevin C. Quigley
Kevin Quigley has a national practice concentrating on advising clients with gaming law transactions & compliance matters, as well as Indian country business & regulatory issues.
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 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, and other gaming law restrictions under other applicable federal, state and tribal laws.
For over two decades 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 & regulatory jurisdiction issues, tribal financing deals such as bank loans and bond offerings, tribal governance & constitutional reform, Indian gaming, environmental regulations and NEPA compliance, utilities/power line rights-of-way and tribal employment rights ordinances, state & tribal taxation disputes and litigation, sovereign immunity waivers and business transactions, economic development initiatives, and contract/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, he 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.
Prior to establishing FQ Law, for nearly 20 years Kevin was president/managing member of Hamilton Quigley & Twait PLC, a St. Paul-based law firm with a national practice providing gaming business counsel, compliance and litigation services to companies, tribes/tribal agencies, utilities and individuals with respect to Indian gaming and commercial gaming law matters, tribal business transactions and jurisdictional disputes.
Before establishing his own law firm, Kevin was a trial lawyer for many years with the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly law firm in Minnesota, representing Fortune 500 and medium sized companies as well as individual clients in a wide range of matters involving commercial business disputes, non-competition/employment actions, insurance coverage/defense suits and personal injury/tort claims. Kevin’s public service experience includes serving as the Interim Chief of Staff/Senior Policy Advisor for the Ramsey County Attorney’s office and as the City Attorney for Afton, Minn. His responsibilities in these positions covered a wide range of criminal prosecution and civil legal affairs. For many years in the 1990s Kevin was Executive Director of the Minnesota Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist public policy development organization, and has held senior positions for numerous federal, state and local campaigns.
University of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1987
University of Minnesota
B.A., Politcal Science, 1982
- Gaming Law
- Business Law
- Indian Affairs
- Administrative Law
- Public Law
- Trials & Appeals
- U.S. District Court Minnesota, 1988
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1991
- U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 1992
- U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 1994
- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Court of Central Jurisdiction, 2008
- U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2017
• Minnesota, 1987
Tom Foley’s significant administrative and government practice concentrates on Administrative Law, Indian Law, and Gambling Law. His primary focus is advising clients with gaming law transactions and compliance matters, as well as Indian country business and regulatory issues.
One of the nation’s foremost Indian gaming attorneys, Tom provides legal and business counsel to tribal governments and their tribal agencies, along with casino management and development companies, gaming equipment vendors, and financial institutions in connection with matters related to federal, state and tribal regulatory compliance, financing, taxation, Indian lands and i-gaming issues. His Indian gaming business counsel services include counseling related to the NIGC approval process and BIA fee-to-trust land transfers, negotiating and advising in connection with tribal–state gaming compacts, assisting tribal gaming commissions with NIGC and state gaming regulatory compliance, assisting gaming equipment vendors with NIGC and tribal regulatory compliance, and serving as legal counsel to tribal gaming commissions. Tom is also a qualified neutral for Arbitration for Civil matters under Rule 114 in Minnesota.
Over the last 20 years, Tom has earned an exceptional standing with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the U.S. Justice Department and the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) in assisting tribal clients and commercial businesses through various administrative law and public policy issues, and has a robust governmental/public policy practice working with state & federal officials, Congressional members and staff and executive agencies on behalf of tribes, tribal enterprises and non-tribal companies with respect to a wide range of Indian country issues and business initiatives.
Tom’s extensive public-sector experience includes a three-year term on the National Indian Gaming Commission, including serving as Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman, and serving as the County Attorney for Ramsey County (1979-1995) and Washington County (1998) in Minnesota.
In 1991, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, representing the City of Saint Paul in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, one of the first hate crime cases ever decided by the court. He has also served as a Commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission (1999-2009), as the Director of the Minnesota Governor’s Washington, D.C. Office (1999-2000), as President of the Minnesota Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist public policy development organization, and has held senior leadership positions for numerous federal, state, and local campaigns, as well as being a candidate for the U.S. House and Senate in Minnesota.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for many years as a leader in the fields of Gaming Law and Native American Law, Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on Indian gaming business matters, and for many years wrote a legal column for Indian Gaming Business, one of the industry’s leading trade magazines. He has been selected annually as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Gaming Law and Native American Law. For over a decade, he has been elected to membership in the International Masters of Gaming Law, considered the preeminent worldwide organization for gaming industry attorneys and professionals. He is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys, and has been recognized as one of “Gaming’s Legal Eagles” in Casino Enterprise Management’s Guide to the World’s Pre-eminent Gaming Attorneys.
Prior to establishing FQ Law, Tom was president of Foley Law, LLC, a law firm with a national practice providing gaming business counsel, compliance and litigation services to companies, tribes/tribal agencies, utilities and individuals with respect to Indian gaming and commercial gaming law matters, tribal business transactions and jurisdictional disputes. He was also a member of Lowry Strategies, LLC, a government affairs company focused on consulting service at the federal and state levels to companies, private and public institutions, non-profit organizations, and political candidates with respect to issues and initiatives involving Indian country related issues, as well as gaming, public safety/law enforcement, local government/municipal matters.
University of Minnesota Law school
Juris Doctor, 1972
University of Minnesota
B.A., History, 1969
- Administrative Law
- Public Law
- Gaming Law
- Indian Affairs
- Minnesota, 1972
- Washington, D.C., 2017