As a corporate finance lawyer for over 30 years, I have represented financial institutions and borrowers in financing all manner of projects and acquisitions. In addition, as one of the country’s leading experts on Native American Law, I have spent over 30 years in bringing Wall Street to Indian Country.
Steve McSloy counsels companies and organizations on corporate finance issues and advises Native American tribes on complex funding and capitalization for large projects. He draws on his expansive knowledge base when serving clients, describing himself as “a corporate finance lawyer with a wealth of experience in the Native American space.”
On the corporate side, Steve represents institutions in commercial lending, debt securities issuance, tax-exempt lending, workouts, joint ventures, and general business matters. Throughout three decades, he has financed billions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions, project finance, real estate assets, ships, planes, casinos, and steel plants. Steve’s work has included securitizations, DIP financings, warehouse lending, indenture trustee representation, 144A offerings, and large-scale syndicated lending.
Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on Indian law, Steve chairs the firm’s Native American practice group. He has been involved in many of the largest and most complex financings conducted by and for Native American tribes for casinos, hotels, energy projects, and public works and infrastructure, and also counsels financial institutions such as investment banks and hedge funds that are doing business with Indian interests. Steve teaches Native American law as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.
Previously, Steve served as the Deputy Chief Liquidating Officer of Lehman Brothers Inc. at the height of the financial crisis, as the general counsel of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York and its Turning Stone Casino Resort, and as a professor of corporate law at St. John’s University School of Law. Steve has twice won “Deal of the Year” awards from the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and is listed in Chambers USA as a leading practitioner of this legal area. He often writes and appears on panels discussing Native Amercian law and for several years taught pro bono for the California Tribal College. Before joining Carter Ledyard, Steve spent 10 years practicing law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.