Admitted to the Bar in the State of Ohio (1977), the State of Rhode Island (1978), and the District of Columbia (1979); admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1977); District of Rhode Island (1978); the United States Supreme Court (1986); admitted to practice in the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court (2010).
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|Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1977) Boston College (B.A., 1972). Bachelor of Arts in History, Philosophy, Art History, cum laude.|
|Editor, Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law; author, "A Look at Questionable or Illegal Payments by American Corporations to Foreign Government Officials," 8 Case W. Res. J. Int'l. L. 496 (1976). Marshall of the Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences Honor Society, the Order of the Cross and Crown (1972).|
|General Counsel and Managing Partner for a national real estate holding company (1982-2009); General and Managing Partner in a private practice law firm (1977-2010).|
Mr. Verri’s practice focuses exclusively on Federal Indian law, including tribal constitutional law, internal governance matters, federal issues, tribal courts and issues that protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, self-sufficiency, natural resources and business structures. He is dedicated – both personally and professionally – to representing the interests of sovereign tribal nations, protecting their customs and traditional values and enhancing their economic development opportunities. In this regard, he has zealously advocated tribal positions in administrative matters involving the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Indian Gaming Commission, drafting casino management contracts and other agreements subject to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and negotiating state-tribal compacts.
Mr. Verri has extensive experience appearing before tribal courts to advocate the promotion, development and protection of tribal cultural, business, gaming and governance matters. He works relentlessly to provide high-quality, low-cost legal advice to tribes, their boards, commissions, committees and business enterprises. His advice includes, but is not limited to, matters ranging from concept planning and development, business structure creation with a view to maximize the tax and business advantages of tribal ownership and the establishment of checks and balances necessary for those businesses to be successful and insulated from political interference – all the while maintaining the honorable historic and cultural values associated with being a sovereign nation.
He has assisted tribes across the country in both drafting tribal constitutions, ordinances, policies and procedures to more effectively govern their citizens. He has represented tribal councils, boards and committees on economic development, gaming, election and tort claims matters. In addition, he assists tribes with credit and workout matters associated with gaming financing and related credit agreements and defaults.
Prior to joining Rosette, LLP, Mr. Verri served as an arbitrator in dispute resolution proceedings and represented clients before state, federal and administrative agencies and federal and state trial and appellate courts. His skills and experience in this regard further promote and advance tribal sovereignty and the tribal economic development needs and goals of Rosette, LLP’s clients.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law in 1977 where he was an Editor of the Journal of International Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, cum laude, in 1972 where he was recognized for his high scholastic ability and leadership by being named the Marshall of the College Honor Society by the Dean, Faculty members and Administration of the College.
* Mr. Verri is admitted to practice law only in the District of Columbia, Ohio and Rhode Island. His practice is limited to Federal Indian law, Tribal Courts and federal law.