As it turns out, several Malik affiliates are clients of Akerman Senterfitt:
- In June 2008, the Washington, D.C. office of Akerman Senterfitt registered as lobbyists for the Bay Mills Indian Community (a tribe Michael Malik has partnered with on casinos and other business ventures). The lobbyist is Joe Findaro.
On 7.12.08, Akerman Senterfitt filed an amended lobbying registration indicating that Blue Water Resorts, LLC, a Malik affiliate, was paying the Bay Mills tribe's lobbying bills.
Akerman Senterfitt has represented another of Malik's casino venture partners since July 2007, the Shinnecock Indian Nation. And on 7.21.08, Akerman Senterfitt filed an amended lobbying registration for this client as well; indicating Gateway Casino Resorts, LLC, another of Malik's affiliates, is paying this tribe's lobbying bills.