Klint A. Cowan, Experienced Indian Law Attorney, Joins Lippes Mathias as Partner

April 19, 2023 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Lippes Mathias announced today that Klint A. Cowan, an accomplished civil litigator with expertise in federal Indian law, gaming, election law and business law, has joined the firm as a partner and member of the Indian law practice team. Cowan's addition represents a significant milestone for Lippes Mathias' nationally recognized Indian law practice team as it continues to expand its national presence and offerings to clients and tribes across the country.

Cowan has set himself apart through his practice, which focuses on gaming matters and the representation of clients before federal agencies, such as the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Office of Indian Gaming. He collaborates with tribal entities to secure financing for gaming facilities and related developments through various methods, including tax-exempt bond issuance, vendor financing and bank loans. Additionally, Cowan serves as a justice for the Wyandotte Nation and as a special municipal judge for Oklahoma City, Okla.

"It’s a pleasure to welcome Klint Cowan to our team at Lippes Mathias," said Kevin J. Cross, the firm's managing partner and chairman. "Our Indian law practice has always had a reputation for excellence and exceptional client service, and Klint's unique skill set and expertise will further enhance our capabilities. Klint’s addition gives us a distinct advantage as we continue to expand our footprint and legal services to our tribal clients across the country.”

Cowan holds a J.D. with highest honors from the University of Tulsa (2004), a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction for dissertation from the University of Oxford (2005), and a B.S. from Antioch College (1998). His many past and present professional associations include experiences with the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association, the American Bar Association Native American Resources Committee (Vice-chair, 2006–2011), the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court (2006–2008), and Phi Delta Phi (2002–2004). Cowan has received numerous awards and honors, such as The Best Lawyers in America (2015-2022, Native American Law), Lawyer of the Year (Native American Law, Oklahoma City, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022), the Oklahoma Bar Association's Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award (2010), Super Lawyers (2013-2018), Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010-2012), and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2012). He is actively involved in the community, serving on the board of directors for Teen Recovery Solutions, and volunteering with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

Cowan, who is based in Oklahoma City, Okla., can be contacted by phone at 202.888.7610 ext. 1475 or by email at kcowan@lippes.com.

About Lippes Mathias LLP

Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 170 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Long Island, New York, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. For more information, visit www.lippes.com.
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