Robert Rosette is a Partner of Rosette, LLP. He formed Rosette, LLP to exclusively represent Indian Tribal Governments in all facets of federal Indian law, including finance, commercial transactions, economic development, gaming and litigation.
Having obtained a Masters of Business Administration in finance, Mr. Rosette maintains a unique and keen understanding of financial transactions, which is evidenced by over $4 Billion in economic development and governmental infrastructure projects for over 30 tribes in eight States. Mr. Rosette has raised such capital through various forms of financing, including direct bank loans, taxable and tax exempt bond financing, venture capital, development loans, and bridge financing for his Tribal clients.
Mr. Rosette’s extensive experience also includes all areas of gaming for both brick and mortar and Internet gambling ventures. Mr. Rosette has successfully negotiated dozens of gaming compacts and has overseen the development, management and financing of tribal casinos in several states throughout the country. Mr. Rosette works tirelessly to restore Indian lands and take land into trust for gaming purposes, and has done so for Tribes such as the Picayune Rancheria and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, both located in the State of California. Mr. Rosette has been involved with Internet gaming issues pursuant to the IGRA since 1997. He has represented Indian tribes with the successful launch of internet gaming websites for Class II bingo and poker.
Mr. Rosette has extensive federal lobbying experience. He frequently drafts tribal constitutions, ordinances and policies, and has negotiated thousands of business agreements between tribal governments and private corporations for economic development projects. He earned his J.D. in 1996 from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law along with an Indian Law Certificate, an M.B.A. in 1996 from Arizona State University College of Business and a B.A. in 1993 from University of New Mexico in Political Science/American Civilizations.