Testimonials

Tribes from across Indian Country have trusted us to provide them with independent financial advisory services with superior results!

The Karuk Tribe has faced innumerable obstacles in pursuing its dream of economic sovereignty by developing the Rain Rock Casino.  TFA provided us steadfast support in obtaining our project financing as we evaluated financing options ranging from commercial lenders to private equity sources.  Ultimately, our Tribe was able to obtain financing utilizing a commercial bank and the support of another sovereign tribal nation to secure our project funding.  TFA was instrumental in helping our Tribe navigate this process.  We look forward to working with TFA again for our future financing needs.

Russell "Buster" Attebery, Chairman
Karuk Tribe

TFA was able to get Quechan to attract the attention of the major banks.  This refinancing is very important for the future of our Tribe.  We are poised to save over $50 million compared to our existing bonds.  TFA has provided a very good deal for Quechan.

Keeny Escalanti, Jr., Former President
Fort Yuma Quechan Indians

TFA advised us every step of these complex transactions.  This refinancing is very important for the future of our Tribe, as we are poised to save millions of dollars in revenue share payments, interest expense and management fees.  With TFA at our side, we were able to obtain a very good deal for Shingle Springs.

Nick Fonseca, Chairman
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

As the Karuk Tribe’s CFO and member of the Tribe, I am responsible for protecting the long-term financial health of my Tribe.  TFA has proven to be a valuable partner in supporting this objective by providing thorough financial analysis and working with the Tribe to assess financing and strategic options.  TFA’s independent and unbiased views have provided the Karuk Tribe peace of mind in knowing we have a fair deal that meets the needs of the Tribe’s financing objectives.

Laura Mayton, CFO
Karuk Tribe

TFA’s understanding of the nuances of raising capital in Indian Country enabled KTEA to refinance its existing debt while providing the maximum amount of flexibility in terms of structure.  This Financing also enables KTEA to continue to enhance the gaming and resort amenities at Northern Quest Resort & Casino and maintain Northern Quest’s position as the premier gaming resort in the Spokane area and the Inland Northwest.

Kent Caputo, Former COO
Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority

At the start of our financing process, we believed we could get a deal done alone with relative ease.  But, by involving TFA in our financing process, we structured a deal that dramatically increased distribution flexibility and accessed capital at the lowest possible cost.  TFA raised the bar in getting us a deal that far exceeded Puyallup’s expectations.

Herman Dillon, Sr., The Late Chairman
Puyallup Tribe of Indians

In our Tribe’s pursuit of refinancing our loan we obtained the services and expertise of TFA.  The Tribe met with numerous banks, who ultimately, would not provide funds for refinancing our loan.  TFA diligently stood by our Tribe and not only assisted with achieving a new refinanced loan with two well-known banks, but undoubtedly protected our Tribe by acquiring improved covenant flexibility.

Jose Simon, Chairman
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

TFA’s involvement was integral in enabling us to complete two deals simultaneously in a seamless fashion, and their trusted advice was invaluable. We saw first-hand the value created by TFA.

David Sheridan, CFO
Seneca Gaming Corporation

Tribal Council directed TFA based on the financial goals of the Quechan Tribe and TFA delivered on the criteria of lowering the interest rate and providing rapid de-leveraging of the debt.  TFA’s professional group of bankers worked closely with our staff to successfully execute this transaction.

Brian Parrish, Former CEO
Quechan Casino Resort