Leah Sixkiller is Of Counsel at Hogen Adams PLLC, where she closes finance transactions for Indian tribes, banking and financial institutions, and developers. Sixkiller’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, she navigates relationships with the National Indian Gaming Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of The Special Trustee for American Indians, and other regulatory bodies.
Sixkiller advises clients on matters involving gaming laws and frequently counsels tribal gaming regulators on compliance, rulemaking, and other regulatory matters. She also serves as a judge for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Court. She holds a certificate of Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She is a citizen of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
Sixkiller has bar admissions with the State of Minnesota and the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her law degree from University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She has been included in the roster of The Best Lawyers in America and as “One to Watch” in Banking and Financing Law and Native American Law (2021) as well as one of the Women in Secured Finance by The Secured Lender (2020). Sixkiller does pro bono work with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center with professional association in the National Native American Bar Association and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (board member). She is also active with the Harvard Club of Minnesota and the Native American Alumni of Harvard University.