COVID-19 Stimulus Funding: Impacts and Benefits for Tribes

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April 30, 2020 10:00 AM PT
1 hour

Due to challenges brought on by COVID-19, new laws have increased funding opportunities for tribes—but there are potential compliance hurdles.

Join us for a webcast addressing each of these laws, potential related challenges, and the impacts of stimulus funding on tribal governments, casinos, and other tribal businesses. We’ll also be joined by Rebecca Patterson, attorney and partner at Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, to get a legal perspective on specific nuances for tribes.



Anita Shah, CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Anita has practiced public accounting since 2007 and specializes in navigating tribal governments through grant requirements and in streamlining financial processes by performing annual single audits for tribal governments. Anita has also worked with tribal housing authorities, health facilities, schools, casinos, and other tribal enterprises. Having served various tribal governments and their enterprises throughout the country, Anita is able to provide valuable insight and best practice recommendations about their internal controls, policies and procedures, and overall operational improvements, to help Tribes better serve their citizens.

Rebecca Patterson, JD, Partner, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP

Rebecca A. Patterson is a partner at Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP, a national Indian rights law firm with offices in Alaska, Washington, D.C., New Mexico, and California. Becca joined the firm’s Anchorage office in 2013 and works in all areas of the firm’s practice, but primarily focuses on assisting tribes and tribal organizations with litigation, self-governance issues, and health care matters. Before joining the firm, Ms. Patterson clerked for Chief Justice Walter L. Carpeneti (Ret.) of the Alaska Supreme Court and Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Ryan Luetkemeyer, CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Ryan has practiced public accounting since 2001. He provides audit and accounting services exclusively to tribal governments. Ryan assists his clients by identifying effective safeguards to address risk and by helping to improve governmental services through efficient best practices. Ryan also provides customized training programs to his clients on tribal taxation matters, new council member orientation and on a variety of topics related to the implementation of governmental accounting standards.

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