John Friel, CPA, is Director of Financial Services with the Falmouth Institute, who provides a wide range of financial management services to tribal governments. John leads the team that prepares and negotiates indirect cost proposals for the hundreds of Falmouth IDC clients. Other services include: Training, internal controls analysis, cost allocation policy facilitation and corrective action plans in response to audit findings issued in according with A-133 audits.
Steve Osborne, a partner with Hobbs Straus, works primarily on issues arising from the negotiation, performance, and enforcement of tribal contracts and compacts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA). He also practices in fields as diverse as finance, trust reform, and litigation. He has provided technical support to national tribal-federal work groups addressing contract support costs, data management, and transportation issues. Steve’s accomplishments include work on a $300 million tribal bond issue that resulted in the financing of a Seneca Nation hotel-casino expansion in Niagara Falls. He assisted in the Firm's successful litigation which resulted in the recovery of unpaid contract support costs from the federal government for the Seldovia Village Tribe. Steve also helped secure several court rulings interpreting the ISDEAA favorably to tribes.
*Instructors subject to change.