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Contact Aubrey

4400 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
T: 206.777.7482

Aubrey A. Seffernick

Associate

Aubrey A. Seffernick is a member of Miller Nash’s tribal practice team, working with Northwest Native American tribes and organizations on gaming, regulatory affairs, tax, licensing, and economic development issues. Aubrey’s practice also includes franchise law, general business, and administrative law. Before joining the firm, she served as an extern for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Court, Seattle, Washington. Aubrey also worked as a legal assistant for the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project.

Aubrey is a frequent contributor to Miller Nash's Native American law blog, nativeamericanlawfocus.com.

Representative Experience

Assisted clients in obtaining state and federal liquor licenses for brewery, restaurants, and retail stores.
Helped develop inaugural model memorandum of agreement with Washington State Liquor Control Board related to liquor licensing in Indian country and negotiated first such memorandum on tribe’s behalf. Negotiated tribal liquor agreements for ownership and operation of tribal liquor stores. Defended tribe in liquor licensing dispute with local jurisdiction through licensing application process, administrative hearing, and court proceedings.
Successfully closed $215 million syndicated credit facility for tribe and tribal enterprise to expand tribal casino and build hotel and resort and handled ongoing issues between bank and tribe. Handled contracts with architects, contractors, and other construction-related vendors, addressed unique bonding and security issues related to tribe’s unique status as sovereign, and negotiated ongoing construction-related relationships through fast-track construction from design to occupancy. Handled negotiations with local government for utilities and other issues. Handled franchise and other agreements for businesses locating in resort, contracts with vendors, gaming and liquor-related licensing and regulatory issues, and other tribal casino resort-related matters.
Assisted a number of small local companies to grow their businesses through franchising. Helped clients analyze impact of franchising and prepare and file disclosure documents.
Assisted client in selling business assets and restructuring business liabilities. Successfully negotiated assignment of lease to facilitate transition to a new business operator.