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MICHAEL-COREY F. HINTON

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207.771.9238 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Jennifer Leonard




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Environmental & Natural Resources
Litigation
Federal Indian Law
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Business Enterprise Group Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

EDUCATION

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D., 2011

Colgate University, B.A., 2008


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Arizona
District of Columbia
Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik
Member


State Bar of Arizona
(Inactive)


Washington, D.C. Bar Association
Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Volunteer
  Sports and life skills camps for Native American youth


Native American Bar Association of DC
  Former President


Native Vote; Board Member, Tewaaraton Foundation
  Volunteer




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Environmental & Natural Resources
Litigation
Federal Indian Law
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Business Enterprise Group Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

EDUCATION

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D., 2011

Colgate University, B.A., 2008


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Arizona
District of Columbia
Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik
Member


State Bar of Arizona
(Inactive)


Washington, D.C. Bar Association
Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Volunteer
  Sports and life skills camps for Native American youth


Native American Bar Association of DC
  Former President


Native Vote; Board Member, Tewaaraton Foundation
  Volunteer




Corey is a citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Sipayik).  He has represented Native American governments and their enterprises for nearly a decade.  A significant focus in his work relates to natural resource-based economic development.  This includes the establishment of Improved Forest Management (IFM) carbon offset projects.  In 2016, he assisted the Passamaquoddy Tribe in establishing an IFM that was recognized in the State of California for the removal of 3.8 million tons of greenhouse gases in furtherance of the California “cap-and-trade” program.  More broadly, Corey has advised Tribal Nation and Tribal enterprise clients on commercial, transactional, and resource management issues related to natural resources. 

In addition to work on natural resources matters, Corey has experience representing tribal governments on matters related to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, economic development, environmental regulatory issues, the protection of treaty fishing rights, and the fee-to-trust process.  Corey has represented clients before the Indian Health Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and various offices within the Department of the Interior, including the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Office of Indian Gaming, the Bureau of Indian Education, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation.  He also works with clients in government-building matters, including ethics and employment policies; the negotiation and administration of Public Law 93-638 programs; and real estate matters. He regularly advises tribal clients on a multitude of employment and internal governance issues and is strongly committed to Tribal Nation building through resilient governmental institutions.  

Corey earned his law degree from the Arizona State University Sandra Day College of Law in 2011 with a special certificate in Federal Indian Law.  Before graduating from law school, Corey spent time at the National Indian Gaming Commission and at the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  Corey is a former member of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team and the former president of the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.  In his free time, Corey takes Passamaquoddy language classes and volunteers for non-profit, grassroots organizations that promote the re-introduction of lacrosse, the Creator's Game, to indigenous communities. 



AWARDS

  • Mentor of the Year, Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • City Year, Idealist of the Year
  • Akin Gump, Pro Bono Associate of the Year
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law School
  • Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" - Native American Law
PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court 2015 Term in Review: Indian Law Cases” (2016)


Corey is a citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Sipayik).  He has represented Native American governments and their enterprises for nearly a decade.  A significant focus in his work relates to natural resource-based economic development.  This includes the establishment of Improved Forest Management (IFM) carbon offset projects.  In 2016, he assisted the Passamaquoddy Tribe in establishing an IFM that was recognized in the State of California for the removal of 3.8 million tons of greenhouse gases in furtherance of the California “cap-and-trade” program.  More broadly, Corey has advised Tribal Nation and Tribal enterprise clients on commercial, transactional, and resource management issues related to natural resources. 

In addition to work on natural resources matters, Corey has experience representing tribal governments on matters related to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, economic development, environmental regulatory issues, the protection of treaty fishing rights, and the fee-to-trust process.  Corey has represented clients before the Indian Health Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and various offices within the Department of the Interior, including the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Office of Indian Gaming, the Bureau of Indian Education, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation.  He also works with clients in government-building matters, including ethics and employment policies; the negotiation and administration of Public Law 93-638 programs; and real estate matters. He regularly advises tribal clients on a multitude of employment and internal governance issues and is strongly committed to Tribal Nation building through resilient governmental institutions.  

Corey earned his law degree from the Arizona State University Sandra Day College of Law in 2011 with a special certificate in Federal Indian Law.  Before graduating from law school, Corey spent time at the National Indian Gaming Commission and at the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  Corey is a former member of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team and the former president of the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.  In his free time, Corey takes Passamaquoddy language classes and volunteers for non-profit, grassroots organizations that promote the re-introduction of lacrosse, the Creator's Game, to indigenous communities. 



AWARDS

  • Mentor of the Year, Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • City Year, Idealist of the Year
  • Akin Gump, Pro Bono Associate of the Year
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law School
  • Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" - Native American Law
PUBLICATIONS



NEWS

Maine Supreme Court Issues Favorable Decision for Regina Petit and the Passamaquoddy Tribe
March 25, 2021

Introducing Drummond Woodsum’s Newest Shareholders and Senior Consultant
January 11, 2021

Twenty Seven Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2020 Super Lawyers List
November 9, 2020

Drummond Woodsum Joins Corporate and Philanthropic Leaders Across Maine to Combat Racial Injustice and Inequality Through the Newly Launched Racial Justice Fund
September 10, 2020


ARTICLES

Tribal Gaming - or Commercial Out of State Owned Casinos?
March 7, 2018

PRESENTATIONS

Panelist for Building a Better Bar – The Necessity of Race, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts in Maine’s Court System
March 30, 2021


Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) Virtual Certification
March 23-April 8, 2021


HR in the Time of COVID-19
June 10 & 11, 2020


Assessing and Resolving Workplace Conflict and Allegations
March 11-12, 2020







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