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This Master Development Agreement (Agreement) is made and entered into as of the
9th day of February. 2013, by and between the SENECA NATION OF INDIANS. a sovereign
Indian nation (Nation) with offices at 90 Ohi:yo Way, Salamanca, Allegany Territory (via
New York) 14479: SENECA GAMING CORPORATION, a governmental instrumentality of
the N itio. with a mailing address of 310 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Territory
(via New York) (5CC and together with Nation, collectively the Seneca Group): and
FLAUM ROCHESTER LLC, a New York limited liability corporation with a mailing address of
400 Andrews Street, Suite 1500, Rochester, New York 14604 (Flaum). SGC, the Nation, and
Flaum are sometimes hereinafter referred to individually as a
and collectively as the
The Nation has previously issued a Request for Qualifications regarding the potentiai
development of a Seneca-branded casino facility in Monroe County, NY, containing
approximately 65.000 square feet of public space, 35,000 square feet of back-of-the-house space,
and associated convenience tbod and beverage food offerings, including but not Hmited to a
Western Door Steakhouse on-site (collectively, the Project).
The Nation or SGC, as the case may be, anticipates obtaining the necessary rights in the
parcel(s) of land described on the attached Exhibit A, which, upon full vesting of title in the
Nation in restricted fee status pursuant to the Seneca Nation Land Claims Settlement Act of
1990. and obtaining all nocessaiy Federal approvals consistent with the requirements of the
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988,25 U.S.C.

2701 etseq. (IGRA), shall be used for the
Project (the Site) and associated nongaining amenities.
SOC intends to utilize its proprietary development model with respect to the Project, and
may elect to develop and operate the Project through a wholly owned subsidiary.
Flaum possesses experience, skills and expertise that will be beneficial to SOC and the
Nation in developing the Site.
SOC desires to retain Flaurn to provide development services to organize and coordinate
the developmcnt of the Site on behalf of SGC by rendering btisiness advice and management
expertise to effectuate an economically feasible, code-compliant Project to accomplish SOCs
purposes. Flauni desires to provide such services to SOC.
As contemplated in Section ID. below, the parties anticipate additional Development
Opportunitics for the construction and operation of complementary, non-competitive, ion
gaming amenities adjacent to the Senecabranded casino (Amenity Develop mciii): the terms
and conditions for each such Amenity Development will be set forth in a separately negotiated
Amenity Development Agreement which will be made a part of this Master Development
Agreement tin less otherwise mutnally agreed to in writing.
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1 he parties lurther contemplate planned investments of approxiinaleiy SI 00 million by
SGC and/or the Nation and 550 million by Flaunt for gaming and nongaminu amenities,
In oider to advance the Project, the Nation also needs puahe support and part!ci]JaliOil,
parucularly in securing a class III gaming compact with New York State tinder IGRA (the
Conipact) to flicilitate the Project. Flaum represents that it also possesses experience, skills,
personal relationships and expertise that will be beneficial to the Nation iii obtaining such
support and approval.
The Nation desires to retain Flaum to assist in connection with obtaining the necessary
support and Compact approvals from the Stale of New York for (he Project. Flaum desires to
provide such services to the Nation.
Ihe Part cs desire to set forth herei ii their entire agreement and understanding with
respect to the engagement of Flaum to provide all of the foregoing services in connection with
the Project.
lhe Parties. therefore, agree as follows:
A. lZntaatement. SGC hereby engages Flaum, and Flauin hereby aurees to serve, as
Development Manager to provide Development Services (as defined and tirther detailed in
stibsect ion I .C. below) for the Proj cct under this Article I of the Agreement.
B. 5CC Ri2hts Reartjinu Project Site and NonGamin2 Amcniics. The Seneca
Group shall lake the necessary and commercially reasonable steps for the Nation to acquire the
Site in restricted Fee status, to lease the Site to the SGC for a term of 40 years, and to secure the
necessary federal approvals reqtnied iii oidcr to undertake the Project. The SGC shall, in its soe
and absolute discretion, designate that portion of the Site needed for the Project (lrojcct Site)
and may designate areas on the Ste from timetotime for complementary hotel, food, beverage.
retail and other facilities as determined by the Seneca Group. such flicilities being non
competitive with similar facilities included as part of the Project (NonCanming Anmenhlics).
SGC shall secure its own financing for development of thc Project
C. Scope of D evelo mu en t S en ices for (tic I roj ect . Fl a umn sIt all furn isli its best
ski [I. care. j udginent and diligence in providing the Development Services (as defined herein)
consistent with industry standards and practice for comparable services. Flaumn s Development
Services shal I be as described in ilie Development Manager Responsthilit ies, Goals and Scope
of Work attached hereto as Exhibit B and shall further incltide the following (collectively, the
Developmn cut Services), in each case as, and to the extent, requested by SGC.
Coordination With Iroiect Team. Flatim may be requested to schedule,
coordinate and contluct Project progress meetings not less frequently than biweekly
unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, a: which meetings the Parties and the Project
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Team (as hereinafter defined) shall jointly discuss such matters of adherence to and
variances from the proposed Development Plan, Schedule (as defined below) and l3udget.
inciuding such matters as planninc. permittina. design. infrasirticture improvemen:s.
potential problems and solutions, and any such matters that will affect design.
construction, safety and quality of construction. For the Durposes of this Aereemeni.
Project icaiti includes the Seneca Group, as well as its destgnees including but not
Ii inited to attorneys, engineers, architects, construct ion management personnel,
contractors, tradesmen and other designated participants in the Project. SGC reserves the
riuht to select Seneca Construction Management Corporation (or a wholly owned
subsidiary thereof) as the construction manager for the Project. Flauni agrees to share
i th the Seneca G ro up and the Seneca Group agrees to share with Via urn such
in fhrinai ion as may be developed regarding the development of the Project. inc I tiding
landuse issues, design questions and construction issues. proided however, that the
Seneca Group may, in its sole discretion, elect to withhold proprietary or cunhdentia I
information related to the operation or regulation otthe Project, including bui not limited
to market studies, operatioas. security, financial mode Is. and similar tionconstructioti
related in Ihrmation, in the extent any information is deemed necessary to the fulfillment
ol Article I of this Agreement, ho: is otherwise unanticipated. unavailable or non
existing, the Seneca Group and Flaoin agree to collaborate on developing such
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2 Schedule. Via urn may be reques ted to participate ;vi tli SGC ann the
Project leam in preparing a Project timeline (the Schedule) of all major iroject
in i lestones and critical path i te ins in both the prede veiopment and deve I opnient phases,
such as: engaging various Project Team members, acquisition of the Site, design
completion, receipt of governmental permits and approvals, commencement and
completion of construct ion, obtaining instil titional financing, and all completion
milestones, which Schedti Ic shall be of sufficient detail and sophistical ion for the nature
a id scope of the Project. 1 lowever, the Seneca Group shall have the right, to alter or
revise the Schedule tIn ring the duration oft he Term when conditions reasonably warrant,
hut not iii a manner that will create time frames that na not reasonably be achieved
under the circumstances. Flaum shall be responsible for adhering to the Schedule
including reporting any actual or anticipated noncompliance with the Schedule. The
Schedule shall be updated as appropriate to reflect the then current status and conditions
of the development of [he Project.
3. Community and Governmental Outreach.
(a) As and to the extent directed by the Seneca Group. Flatmm may he
requested to direct and coordinate the application lbr such governmental
appro a Is as may be req iii red for the I 3roject by governmental entities other than
the Nation, inc I tiding. to the extent applicable and on lands not part of the
sovereign territory of the Nation, local municipal, state and federal permits and
approvals: incltiding, as applicable and without limitation, subdivision approval,
rezoning or variances as required, street abandonment, traffic planning, special
use permits. environmental review, and planning hoard and site plan approvals
and coordination, allocation, and installation of onsite and cit &site infras!ructtmre
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and public and private utilities, including but not limited to water, sanitary sewer,
storm water, gas, electric, communications, cable, etc. If ally governmental entity
other than tIle Nation rejects or materially conditions the site plan or any of the
approvals applied for, after good faith attempts to obtain them, and SGC
determines in its sole discretion to terminate the Project. SGC may terminate this
Agreement without payment or liability to Flaum except as may be otherwise
expressly provided For in this Agreement. Flaum may be required to represent
Soc s interests and concerns, including organizing and attending any and all
meetings as required to resolve outstanding development issues, maintaining
liaison with all governmental agencies and tile public regarding the Project. and
appearing at toy proceeding of a governmental authority or other public function,
to the extent requested by SGC. Flatim may also be required to recommend
policies to he Followed on all public matters affecting soc as they relate to the
Project and prenare and engage all aspects of the community planning process tbr
the Project Site, which may include stakeholders engagement, existing
neighborhood conditions, revitalization goals, any necessaryeharrette process.
public infrastructure requirements. identification of colateral investment
opportunities, a community support services plan, preliminary estimation of
development budget and costs, preliminary development phasing schedules, and
preliminary financing feasibility plans for tile initial development phases
indicating sources and uses of all proposed public and private funding.
ii) As and to tile extent directed by the Seneca Group, P:aufll nay be
required to arrange for a series of community meetings to be ileld with tile public
atm/or governmental representatives, and in connection therewith, will be
responsible or: (t) identifying the local participants (with input from tile Seneca
Group) and (ii) distributing such materials as determined by the Setlcca Group to
be appropriate tl order to obtain useful input from tile participants at :te
community tnec::ngs. Flaum agrees to provide representatives reasonably
acceptable to tile Seneca Group to attend these community tilect itigs. to nleet with
1,ubtic officials to dtscuss the development review process necessary to complete
the Project, and to participate in the regular meetings witil tile Seneca Group and
its representatives necessary to compiete the Project.
4. Good Faith. Flaum shall cooperate in good faith \vitll the Seneca Group
and not prevent or obs:ruct the Seneca Group in the proper performance of Fiaunls
obligations under this Agreement.
5. Informatiotl Delivery. Flaum shall provide cottlp[ete and accurate
itifortllatioll (to the best of Flaums actual knowledge) with respect to the Site or its
obhgatiotls hereunder to the Seneca Group as may be reasonably requested fiotn time to
H. Dcveloprtiettt of NoitGarninti Area and Ainetii(ics.
SGC may, at its sole discretion, at any time after the effectiveness of tilts
Agreement, identify nIle or more opportutlities for Flaum or atlother entity not a party of
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this Agre2ment to construct and/or operate a Non-Gaining Amenity witnin tlte Projec:
Site or elsewhere within the Site (each a l)cvcloprnent Opport ii nit). Within the
timeI rame contemplated in paragrapa 4 of this Section D. Flaum shall have a right of
l5rst ic amsal to undertake such Deveopmen: Oaporiunity (the Right ol First Rcftmsal)
SGC shall provide written notice of such Development Opporttmnity to Flaum. which
not ice shall contain all material details as to the need, plan. minimum specifications and
other relevant information. Within 90 days afier the receipt of said notice, Flaum may
either (i) advise in writing of its interest and capability to accept and undertake the
Development Opportunity at its own cost, subject to a separate agreement with SGC (as
described in subsections D. 2 and 3 below) as to timing, schedule, branding. design.
cross-marketing and other material aspects of the Development Opportunity, (ii) fail or
refuse to timely respond to the notice, or (in) notify SGC in writing of its lack of interest
and 1or capability with regards to the Development Opportunity. In the event of (ii) or
(ni), the Right of First Refusal for that Deveiopment Opportunity shall be deemed to have
nermanentlv expired. SGC shall have no obhiganon to revive or reissue to Flaum the
Ugh: of First Refusal wEmh respect to that particular Development Oppor.unny: rallier.
the SOC may, at its sole discretion, proceed with the Development OpportLmniiy as it 50
chooses, including hut not limited to offering the Developtnent Opportunity to any other
interested party on such terms as SOC deems acceptable to SOC. without any ftirtlier
I ability to Vlaum or rights of Flaum to negotiate with respect to such Developmetit
2. If Flaum exercises its Right of First Refusal with respect to a Developnicitt
Opportun:ty pursuant to suhseet ion 0. 1(i) above, then Flaum and SGC ivill promptly
negotiate in good Ihith one or more appropriate Amenity Development Agreements with
regard to certain waiters concerning specific dctails of leasehold interests, operation, and
necessary characteristics of the NonGaming Amenities, and well as termination anti
reversionary matters. Shotmid the Parties tail to enter into any such Amenity
Deveopmem Agmeeiiieiit(s) within 90 days of the exercise of the Rilit of First Rcimsal
herein, or any such additional period as the parties may mutually agree to in writing, thc
Right of First Refusal shall be deemed to have permanently expired. SGC shall have no
obligation to revive or reissue to Flaum the Right of First ReIusal with respect to that
particular Development Opportunity; rather, the SGC may, at its sole discretion, proceed
with the Development Opportunity as it so chooses, including but not limited to offering
the Development Opportunity to any other interested party on such terms as SOC deems
acceptable to SGC. without any Rather liability to Flaum or rights of Flauni to negotiate
with respect to such Development Opportunity.
3. As part of any stmeh agreement or agreements between Soc and Flaum as
to a Development Opportunity. SGC shall oIler, subject to the approval of SOCs Board
and the Nations Council, a leasehold interest in that portion of the Site to be used for the
Development Opportunity; the duration of such leasehold interest shall not exceed 49
years and shall not exceed the term of the primary lease between SOC and the Nation
under which the sublease is offered. Any subleasehold interest granted to Flaum pursuant
to tli is subsection shall not constitute a waiver of the sovereignty of the Nation with
respect to its lands. Upon the occurrence of an event of delittil t tnider the Amenity
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Development or the sublease, which de&tult remains uncored and results in
the termination thereof, any such sublease between SGC and Flaum shall provide fbr
reversion of such leasehold interest to SGC.
4, The obligation of SGC to provide Flaum with a Right of First Reftisal
shall have a term of 49 years. provided that such obligation shall terminate upon the
occurrence of any of the following: (I) this Agreement is terminated earber. by ally party
hereto for any reason or automatically by the terms of this Agreement, (Ii) the Compact
Approval Effective Date does not occur before October I, 2014; (iii) any Compact
between the Nation and the State of New York authorizing class Ill gaming expires
vitliout renewal or extension, (iv) a material uncured default or term nation of any
Amenity Development Agreemeni (or underlying lease) with respect to a Development
Opportunity previously undertaken by Flaunt or (v) with respect to Development
Opportunity or port ion of the Site, where the Right of First Re hisal has expired tinder
subsection D( I
ii) or D( I )(iii
or upon the fhilurc to conclude an Amenity Development
Agreement within the tune aHotied under subsection D(2).
K. 5CC Project Coordination. SGC shall coordinate all efforts of the Project
1 cam, including:
1. Specifing its requirements for the Project (and changes thereto) relating
to irojec scope, cost, and other details such as use, usable square footage. iiinctronality,
design, quality, time to completion. location and any other relevant Project details.
2. Providing guidance and responding to information requests from Prnfeet
team members and Iioni F Ia tim.
3. Engaging its Project Team members and notifying llaum of such
appointments as necessary. SGC. by engaging its Project Team members, will provide
all expertise and capacity it deems necessary or appropriate, such as legal. engineering,
architectural, construction and construction management services, and the like, with
respect to the developmetlt of the Project, upon such terms as are acceptable to 5CC.
SOC shall instruct applicaulc tnembers of the Project Team to coordinate their services
with Haunt as SOC deems necessary or appropriate.
4. Designating an authorized representative with respect to SOCs
communications with Flaum. SOC may change its authorized representative from tin.e to
time on notice to Flaum. The initial such represetitativc shah I be SOCs President and
CltO. All requests for consents and approvals required of SOC in connection with the
Project by Flatim shall be submitted to such representative.
F. Compensalion h 5CC. Subject to the conditions and other requirements set
lorth in this Agreement, inc tiding in subsection P.2.. below, Flaum shall be compensated for the
Development Services as follows:
Anioun t . Unless this Agreement is terminated by any Party as permitted
herein, or by its own terms, Iltum shall be eligible to earn a dev&opment fee of 1 hree
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Million and 00/100 Dollars (S3,000.000) (the Development Fee). payable in
accordance with this Section F. The Development Fee is intended to be inclusive of any
and all expenses that Flaum may incur in the provision of Development Services, and
Flatim shall not be entitled to reimbursement for any such expenses. The Development
Pee shall be payable solely from the net revenues generated by the Project. For purposes
of this Agreement, the :enn net revenues shall have the same meaning and fomiula for
calculation as is ascribed to the defined term of net revenues within the Indian Gaming
Regulatoty Act, 25 U.S.C. 2703(F)(9).
2. Conditions. Payment of the Development Fee is expressly subject to the
following conditions precedent: (a) the issuance of final (noncontingent) Certificates of
Occupancy for the Project or temporary Certificates of Occupancy which allow Project to
open and operate; (b) commencement of Class Ill Gaining at the Project Site; (e) the
nonexistence of any material uncured breach of this Agreement by Room, including any
representations and warranties of Flaum included herein; (d) maintenance in good
standing (at all times dun n u this Agreetne nt. Inc htding a: the time of payment) of a
I ieensuie :equired to obtain oavment for the Deveopment Services, including any
license(s) required by the Seneca Gaming Authority; and (c) the Development Fees
ongong compliance and consistency with all applicable laws, including consistency with
any applicable Indian gaming laws.
3. riminc of Pavni eat. lie Development Fee sha I he paid by SC) C or a
wholly owned entity thereot from the first Three Million Dollars in net gaining revenues
generated by the Project. by wire transfer upon satisfaction of all conditions set forth in
subsection F,2. above.
A. F: iigtiemen C. 11w Nation hereby engages Plaum, and Flaum hereby agrees to
provide to the Nation Ihe Liaison Services (as defined and described in subsection fIB., below)
fhr the Project under t lii s Article II.
B. Scope of Liaison Services for (lie Prolect. Flaum shall furnish its best skill.
care, tidginent antI diligence in providing the services necessary, to the extent and in the manner
directed by the N at ion, to he I
he Nation aeh ieve either an amendment of the current Nation
State Gaming Compact or Sia:e approval of a new gaining compact to prnvtde for the opera: ion
of Class III gaining at the Stte on terms with New York Slate that are acceptable to the Nation in
its sole and absolute discretion (theCompac( Approval), which services may include btit are
not linoted to the following (collectively, the Liaison Services):
Liaison Team Coordination. Flaum may he required to schedule and
conduct progress meetings not less frequently than biweekly to the extent requested by
the Nation, at which meetings representatives of the Nation and Flautn shall jointly
discuss such matters of adherence to and variances from the Liaison Schedule (as defined
herein), and any and all requirements to facilitate the Compact Approval.
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2. Liaison Schedule. Flaunt in consultation with the Nation, shall prepare a
timeitne (the Liaison Schedule) of all major milestones toward achievement of the
Compact Approval, including but not limited to meeting with and engaging with elected
officials and applieabe regulatory bodies. The initial Liaison Schedule shall be prepared
and dist:i bu:ed to the Nation not later than thirty (31)) days Ibllowing the Panics
execution of this Agreement. The Liaison Scheciule shall be updated as appropriate. no
less ticqucnt ly than monthly, to reflect the thencurrent status and conditions. lhe
Liaison Schedule shall include a line item breakdown of the time to commence and the
i tue to complete each e lenient o 1 the Project.
3. GovernmenttoGovernment Relations. 1laum, at the Nations direction,
may be required to represent the Nations interests before municipal, county, state, and
any other governmental bodies to further the interests of the lrojcct and, in particttltr, ihe
Cnmpact Approval and the geographic zone of exclusivity around the Project. The
Parties agree that Flauin has no authority to bind the Nation or the SGC whatsoever.
With respect to communications with any Federal. State or local agencies. employees, or
officials concerning the Project or the acttvitics of the Nation or the SGC. Flauni agrees
that the following protocols shall apply at all times during the Wv::: of this Agreement:
written notice of such meeting or communication shall be given tu the Nation President.
N at on TreasLirer and Nat on Council Office at least 48 hours in advance, which notice
shaH idern:fv tile governmental entities or persons involved and the timing. nature and
substance of the meeting or communication, and shall formally request the approval of
the Nation President to proceed; (ii) prior written approval of the President for Flautti to
ptocecd has been obtained; and (iii) at least one Councillor of the Nation is present to
participate in or otherwise observe such meeting or conversation. 11W failure to adhere to
this government communications protocol is a material breach of the Agreement. If
llaum violates this subsection 13.3, the Nation nay terminate this Agreement.
4. Good Faith. Flaum shall cooperate in good faith with I lie Nation and nut
prevent or obstruct the Nation in the proper performance of its obligations under ihis
5. Informat ion Dehiver. Flaum shall provide complete and accurate
in Inrntttion (to the best of Flaums actrial knowledge) with reliect
to the Project Site or
its obligations hereunder to the Nation as may he reasonably requested from time to time.
C. Co in p e mis at in ii: Ui less this Agreement is terminated by any Party as permitted
herein or by its own terms, and subject to the conditions and other requirements set forth in this
Agreement acid subsection C. I -C.2., belo;v, Flauni shall be eligible to be compensated for the
Liaison Services as follows:
1. Cal en hat ion: F Ia tim shall be eligible to earn a S ticcess Fee if a Compact
Approval becomes effective prior to October 1, 2014. The Success Fee shall be
calculated based upon the date by which the Compact Approval becomes effective, as
determi ned by applicable federal law and regnlation (currently, a compact or amendment
is deemed effective upon the date of notice publication in the Federal Registei) (the
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occur prior to October I. 2013. the Success Fee shall be 55 million, II the Compact
Approval Effective Date should occur on or afier October I. 2013 but prior to Oc:ober I.
2014, the Success Fee shall be 52.5 million. If the Compact Approval EfIetive Date
should occur on or after October I, 2014, Flaum shall not be entitled to aiiy Success Fee.
In the event the deadline set forth herein falls on a weekend or fbderai holiday, the
deadline shall be deemed to have run on the prior business day. The Success Fcc is
intended to bc inclusive of any and all expenses that Flaum may incur in the provision of
Liaison Services. and lIaum shall not be cntifed to reimburseinctit br any such expenses
incurr3d nor to any 0! her compensation for the Liaison Services.
2. Conditions. Paytnctit of a Success Fee hereunder is expressly subject to
the fbI lowing conditions precedent: (a) Flattms eligibility to receive a Success Fee tinder
subsection C. I , (Ii) the Success Fees ongoing compliance and consistency with all
applicable laws, including any applicable Indian gaining laws. (c) the nonexistence of any
material uneured breach under this Agreement, including any representations and
warrant i CS of Fl aum lie I uded herein, and (d) maintcnanec iii good standing (at at I times
during this Agreement, including at the time of payment) of all licensure required to
obtain payment for the Development Services, including any license(s) required by the
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3. limi tie of lavment, I he Success Fee shall be paid by the Nation by wire
transfer with in 30 calendar days at icr the Compact Approval I iiThci ic Date upon
satisfaction of all conditions set bortli in subsectioa C.2. above.
Ill. NoNcoMPrrllloN NI) Oil IKR AGIZIcLMkNIS.
A. Nonennipetilion and Noiieiicuitivctition, In eonsideraton of the rights granted
to F acm hereunder. Flaum agrees to the nonconipcl ition and noncircumvention provisions set
fbrtli ot: Exhibtt C hereto.
B. St :tffinu of Proj ect Vork. Flaum shall provide su I fictent adininistrat ive,
management. supervisory and clerical services, and a sufficient number of capable
administrative, management, supervisory and clerical personnel, to carry out the responsibilities
of F I aum hereunder in accordance with this Agreement. Iii the event that SG C or the Nat ion is
dissatisfied with the perlonnance of any such personnel, upon written notice from SGC or the
Nation to Flaum stating the reasons for such dissatisfaction. Flaum shall remove such personnel
and replace stieli member with a person or persons approved in writing by SGC or the Nation.
which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
C. I tisti mince. At all times during Flaum s performance of the Agreement. tittiess
otherwise wa icd by S G C or the Nation. Fl a inn shall obt ai ii and keep in force in sura nec
coverage of the types, and with tile minimum coverage limits as reasonably determined to be
necesNan liv Seneca Group.
lorttts & Limits of Insurance Covemage. At all limes duriag the tern oi
this Agreement. Flau:n shall maintain in force the following insurance with insurers
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acceptable to the Seneca Group, acting reasonab!y: (a) general liability insurance with
coverage in an amount not less than five million dollars (S5.000,000) per event; (b) for
all vehicles employed by I laum to carry out the Services, automohiic liability insurance
each with a single limit of a: least one million dollars (SI .000.000) 1kw injury to one or
morenersons. resulting from one accident and one miNion dollars (SI .000.000) for
property damage resu Iii rita from one aeeidcni. SGC and the Nation, each, shall he an
additional insured on all policies of insurance, with thiity (30) day notice of cancellation
or amendment. Certificates evidencing such coverage shall be provided prior to the
Effective Date and renewal certificates shall be provided no later than thirty (30) days
prior to expity of any such policy.
2. Vorkers Coin pensal ion. Flaum acknowledges and agrees that it is the
employer of all of its employees who perfonn work on the Seneca Groups premises fir
purposes of the New York State Workers Compensation Law or similar legislation in
effect from time to ii me. and Contractor agrees that it shall comply with the provisions of
such law or laws in relation to all services to be pcrlbrmcd hereunder.
3. A :1 insurance must be nlaced with insurance companies licensed in ihe
State of New York and having a financial strength rating from ,Ul Best of A (Excellent)
VII or higher. Faum shall provide the Seneca Group with a certificate of insurance
before commencing services ttnder this Agreement. name SGC anc the Nation as
additional insureds on Flaums General L iabi lit 3 Policy and provide a waiver of
subrogation in favor of SGC and the Nation with respect to the same. Certificates of
coverage wit 11th irty (30) day can cell at io ii or amendment not ice shall be submitted to the
Seneca Group upon reasonable request. The Seneca Group reserves the right to require
llaum to obtain and maintain additional insitranee coverage(s) and bonding in connection
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aum s anticipated accepta nec of a Development Opport tin ty offered by S GC:
such additional insurance coverage and bonding requirements shall be set forth and macic
a part of ihe corresponding Amenity Development Agreement.
I). Eu ri lie r Ass tim rices: Add jUn nal Anreetmie tiCs. El aum agrees to nego i a e with
the Seneca Group with regard to such other agreements as may be necessary to further define or
reline the scope and details of the Parties obligations under Sections 1, tI and Ill herein. The
Parties fUrther agree to: (i) take such additional actions and to execute and deliver such
additional documents as shall be necessary to consummate the transactions coiitenipated herein.
and (ii) execute, deliver and record any documents as may be necessary to correct any errors of a
iypogriphical nature or inconsistencies which may he contained in this Agreement.
A. Temni antI Termiii at ion.
[lie term (Terni) of this Agreement shall commence on the date first set
fbrth above and shall continue until terminated in accordance with the terms hereof:
pros iderl that the Agreement shall automatically and immediately termi nate if (i) the
Compact Approval Effective Date does not occur bcfore October 1. 2014. or (ii) any
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Compact between the N anon and the State of New York authorizing class Ill gaming
expires without renewal or extension,
2. This Agreement may be terminated:
(a) by Flaum. (i) if SGC or the Nation Ihils to tiincy perfonn or
comply with any of its material obligations under this t\greement and such failure
continues for more than 30 days after written notice by Haum that such Party has
ftiiled in such performance or compliance; or (ii) if SGC or the Nation
intentionally commits a fraud, material misrepresentation, o r an action involving
gross negligence, or willful misconduct in connection with this Agreement or the
duties of SGC or the Nation, as the case may be. hereunder.
(b) by SGC: (I) if Flaum fails to secure requisite liceitsure trom the
SCIA within twelve (12) months following the Effective Date of this Agreement,
or if Flaum is finally determined by the SGA to have had said license suspended
or revoked. (ii) if Flaum fails to timely perform the Development Services or
otherwise fails to perfomt or comply with any of its ohigations under this
Agreement and such fa:lure continues for more than 30 days a1er written notice
by SCIC to Flaunt that Flaum has fttiled iii sue h perlbriuaiice or compliance.
(iii) any condition or circumstance occurs or exists which prevents or materially
impedes SGC from completing and operating the Project as intended, including,
but not limited to, (A) the failure of any contingency set forth in SCCs or the
Nations contract to purchase the Site, or the failure of the Nation or SGC to
successfully close on the acquisition of the Site, (13) the inability of SGC to secure
Project financing on terms acceptable to SGC in its sole and absolute discretion,
(C) the Ihilure or inability of SGC to enter into a construction management or
other construction agreement to construct the Project with a guaranteed maxinunu
price on terms acceptable to SGC in its sole and absolute discretion. (D) the
fai lute by SGC to obtain necessary regttla:oiy approvals. (E
the N atiun 5 iuabt lay
10 move the pat cel(s
it deems necessary and desirablD br the Project into
iesiricted tbe. (I) the filing ol litigation, the outcome of winch could mmiatcrialy
impact tIme ability of SGC or the Nation to acquire the Site or successfully operate
a Class Ill gaming fticility thereon, (iv) the rcprcsetttat ions and warranties of
Flatim in subsection lV.Y hereo I arc untrue or incorrect in any material respect:
v) if F autn intentionally commits a fraud, material misrepresentation, or an
act ion involv:ng gross neglmuence, or will litI misconduct in connection with this
Agreement or the dut CS of Flatmni here under: or (vi) upon the hi Ii iig by Haunt for
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by the N ation:
i) if Flatnn fails to secute requisite hicenstire from the
SGA within twelve (12) n,onths Iollowing the hlkctive Date of this Agreement
or if Flaum is tinafly determined by the SGA to have had said license suspended
or revoked; (ii) if Flaum fails to timely perform the Liaison Services or otherwise
fttils to pertorm or comply with atty of its obligations under this Agreement and
such failure continues fbr more than 30 days after written notice by the Nation to
Flatim that Flatim has Ihi led in such performance or compliance. (iii) any
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condition occurs which prevents or materially impedes SGC from completinu and
onerating the Project as intended, including, but not limited to, (A) the fhilure of
any contingency set forth in SGCs or Nations contract to purchase the She, or
the failure of the Nation or SGC to successfully close on the acquisition of the
Site, (B) the inability of SGC to secure Project financing on terms acceptable to
SOC and the Nation in their sole discretion. (C) the failure or inability of SOC to
enter into a construction management or construction agreement to construct the
Project with a guaranteed maximum price on terms acceptable to SGC in its sole
discretion. (D) the failure by SOC to obtain necessary regulatory approvals: or (F)
the Nations inability to move the parcel(s) it deems necessary and desirable for
the Project into restricted fee, (F) the filing of litigation, the outcome of which
could materially impact the ability of 5CC or the Nation to acquire the Sue or
successfully operate a Class Ill gaming facility thereon. (iv) the representations
and warranties of Flartm in subsection IVY. hereof are untrue or incorrect in any
material respect: or (v) if Flaum intentionally commi tsafr aud, material
misrepresentation, or an action involving gross negligence, or willful misconduct
In connection with this Agreement or the dttt es of Flaum hereunder; (vi) tipon the
fili rn by Flaum for bankruptcy. or (vii) the death or disability of David M Flaum.
(d) by any Party if the Project is suspended for more than 90 days or is
more than 90 days behind Schedule, as de fined below, due to no fault of the
terminal ing Party; or
(e) as otlienvise provided in this Agreement,
3. Atty termination of this Agreement pursuait to subsection A. I or by SOC
or the N ation pursuant to subsection A.2 shall be without liability or penalty.
4. In the event of an early termination of this Agreement by any Party due to
a default by any other Party, such termination shall be without prejudice to any other
right or remedy available to a nondefaulting Party; provided, however, any stilt for
damages agai mt a tIe fttul t i ng Party shall be I in) ited to the app Ii caNe nondc fault nig
Party s actual cia mages (and shall cxc I tide any consequential, special or punitive
damages, inc I titling claims for lost pro fits). Additionally. datna ges payable by any
ne tuber of the Seneca G ro up pursuant to such a suit shall be payable so Ic ly lie rn the net
camtar revenues of the class Ill gail) ing opc rat ton at I he Site,
H. Honks and Records. Flaum shall prepare and maintain, in accordance \vtl)
generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied, cash receipts atid disbursements.
and honks and records, reflecting any fttnds received from the Seneca Group (if applicable) and
all disbt:rsement of stichi funds by Flnum in connection with the Project. Flaum shall maintain
nrigtnals or enpies (including those in electronic fort))) of all bids, requests for proposals,
contracts, permits and any other communications, work product or documentation to. from or by
Flauni, ally Project Team member or any third party with respect to Flaunts duties hereunder.
SGC and its representatives shall be granted access to examine, audit, and copy such books and
records during normal business hours, on reasonable notice, at the office of Flaum. Monthly.
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and unon completion or earlier termination of this Agreement. Flaum shall turn over to SGC an
original or copy (in hard copy or digital format) of all such books and records.
C. Developer to Use Commercially Reasonable KIThrts. Flaum shall use its
commercially reasonable best efforts to have the Project completed on Schedule and on such
other terms as are acceptable to Seneca Group. The Patties acknowledge that this Agreement
does not guarantee that the Project vill be comnleied on Schedule, or at a1. but Flaum vill use
its commercially reasonable best efforts to assist Seneca Group in achieving such desired result.
II. Deliver; of Notices. All notices and other communications provided for herein
shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be given when deposited in the mails. postage prenaid
by certi fled mail or when hand delivered or delivered by courier service to the Party to be
notified at its address set forth above or such ether address as the Parties may hereafter designate
in \ri Li ng by not icc as pmv ided herein.
F. Assignment. Flaum may not assign, sell or transfer its interest under this
Aureemeni vithotit the approval and consent of SGC and the Nations Council (which consent
may he withheld in the sole and absolute discretion of SGC and/or the Nations Council). This
Agreement is assignable by SGC or the Nation. on 30-days advance notice to Flaunt to an entity
of which SGC or the Nation are principa[s or owners. The transfar of a Controlling Interest (as
defined below) in the stock or other ownership interests of Flaum. the sale by Flautn of all or
tibstantmally all ol its assets, and the sale by Flaum or its owners of a Controlling Interest,
directly or indirectly, in all or any portion of a Develonment Opportunity shall be deemed to be
an A ssiunment psiU to this subsection. This provision shall survive the termination of this
Agrecinent A Controlling Interest, for purposes of this subsection, shall mean an interest in
more than liLly (50) percent ofall of the outstanding stock or outstanding voting stock
of Flatun (or, if Flaunt is no longer a corporation, an interest in more than fifty (50) percent of all
of the outstanding or outstanding voting membership or other ownership interests in Flaum).
F. Llinclinu Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon the Parties, and their
respective heirs. legal representatives, successors, and assigns.
C. Enlire Agreement. ibis Agreement embodies all representations, warranties and
agreentents of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and may be atnended or
modified only by an agreement in writing signed by all Parties hereto.
11, A in en dine nt s. Cli a ii ges. Modi lieu tin us. lhis Agreement may not be atnended.
changed or modi fled unless mtttual ly agreed upon by the Panics in writing.
I. Force Ma jeure. No Party shall be in default or otherwise liable for any delay in
or failure of its performance under this Agreement, if such delay or failure is caused by reasons
beyond its reasonable contra., including without limitation, any act of God, any acts of war or
terrorism, the elements, earthquakes. floods, tires, epidemics. inability to secure products or
services horn oilier persons. enmities or transporra1on facilities, failures or delay in transportation
or other communications. Such delay or failure shall not constitute a breach of this Agreement.
Lack of funds shall not constitttte a reason beyond the Partys reasonable control. In the event
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such delay or fbi I nrc in performance is not cured within thirty (30) days by the Party a Elected by
such three majeure event, the otner Party may immediately terminate tins Agreement.
J. Severability. Should any provision of this Agreement, in whole or in part, be
declared ny an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, then the remainder of
this Agreement shall be valid and enforccab]c as far as practicable.
K. CoverninE Law:] uristliction. and \CIILIC. This Agreement. including a!!
Exhibits, any future Amenity Dcveopment Agreements. and all matters relating to th:s
Aureemen: shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws o the State of New
York applicable to contracts, and applicable Federal law. In the event of, a eon tlict of law
between the laws of the State of New York and Federal law. Federal law shall control. Any
action controversy, disagreement or dispute between Flaum and SGC arising under this
Agreement shall and may only be brought and maintained exclusively in either (i) the courts of
he Seneca Nation of Indians or (ii) the fdera I United States District Court lb r the Western
District of New York, and both Flaum and SOC expressly consent to the jurisdiction thereof.
L, Sc C s Limited Waiver of Soverciun Im 11111 ii it;. SGC hereby grants to Flatim
a limited waiver of its sovereign immunity from unconsented suit and consents to the
jurisdiction of the courts as indicated in paragraph K herein. (the Limited Waiver and
Consent), 1 wovicled that such suit seeks payment of a specified sum alleged to bc dtie and
owinu br services performed or specific performance of contract terms mutually agreed to
coder this Agreement. SOC does not waive its sovereign immunity with respect to any other
t}ieor:es of recovery, iticluding bitt not limited to any claims for recovery ci attorneys fees or
costs or expenses. post-judgment interest, or consequential, special or punitive damages.
Further, SOCs Limited Waiver and Consent is granted solely in favor of Flaum or a
permitted assignee in accordance with paragraph E of this Section IV. and shall not extend to
or be used for the benefit of any other ierson
or entity and shal be inapplicable to any past or
future transaction or course of business between SGC and Flaum other than as contemplated
herein. The Limited Waiver and Consent is strictly limited to the enforcement ardor
ititerpretati on of the Agreement and to any dispute that may arise between the parties hereto in
connect on ivi ti this Agreement. SOC does not have any legal authority to waive the sovereign
i nimti ni ty of the S ene c a Nation. Fl auni acknowledges that such a waiver may oily be e flee ted
by a duly adopted resolution of the Seneca Nation Council expressly and unequivocally granting
sttch a waiver, and nothing contained in this Agreement constitutes or may be construed as a
waiver (limited or otherwise) of the sovereign immunity of the Seneca Nation, Moreover.
nothing herein may be construed as a waiver (limited or otherwise) of the sovereign immunity of
any of leer, director or employee of SOC or the Seneca Nation. Notwithstanding any applicable
statute of limitations or other law, and notwithstanding any other terms or conditions in this
Section or this Agreement, the limited waiver granted herein shall be enforceable only for two
(2) years following the dale of the termination of this Agreement, and only as to claims arising
during the effective period of this Agreement, except that the waiver shall remain effective for
any proceedings then pending.
M. Sect ion I leadings. The section headings contained herein are fbi con venience of
reference only, and shall not he construed to define or interpret the section to which they relate,
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N. Con fidentialitv. In Flaum s capacity hereunder, Flaum will be provided for use
in the performance of the Development Services and Liaison Services, and will otherwise learn
of. confidential information concerning the Seneca Group and the Project. or confidential
information entrusted to the Seneca Group by other persons. entities or firms. The Seneca
Groups confidential information includes matters not generally known outside the Seneca
Group. During the Term and continuing thereafter, Flaum agrees not to disclose any confidential
infbrmation concerning the Seneca Group or the Project or of such other persons, entities or
firms to others or to make use of such confidential information, except on the Seneca Groups
behalL whether or not such information is produced by Flaums own efThrts. The terms of this
subsection IV .N with respect to confidential information are limited to the extent that such
confidential information is (I) required to he disclosed by law or pursuant to a judicial order or
decree or (ii) becomes generally known to and available for use by the public other than as a
result of the act or omission of llaum or the breach by another party of any confidentiality
restriction. Further, Flaum may cam of developments, ways of business, etc., vh eli in
themselves are generally known but whose use by the Seneca Group is not generally known, and
durinu the Term and continuinu thereafter, Flaum agrees not to disclose such use, whether or not
such use is due to Flaums own efforts. All records of the Seneca Group are and shall remain the
property of the Seneca Group at all times during the Term and a fter expiration of the Term for
any reason. The names, addresses, and other facts in such records are not to be transmitted
verbally, in writing or in computerized form by Flaum except in the ordinary course of
conducting business for the Seneca Group.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Seneca Group shall retain sole and
exclusive control over the public relations aspects of the Project. Flaum shall not (i
communicate with members of the press concerning the Project, whether such communication is
formal or informal (i.e. whether on the record or on background). or reveal in formation related to
the Proj ect to third parties with the intent of having them communicate with members of the
press. (ii) issue any press releases or public statements concerning the existence of the Project or
this Agreement (or the terms thereof), or (iii) use, display or modify SGC trademarks or the
Nations Official Seal in any manner absent the other express prior written approval of the
Nation or SGC.
0. Aureement Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this Agreement is
expressly subject to:
the prior approval of the Nations Council (with regard to the Nations
perlorniatice of this Agreement), and the Board of Directors of SGC and the Nations
Cou mi I (wi di regard to SGC s perforntinee of this A greeinent ): and
2. satisfactory conclusion of due diligence review and investigations
conducted by the Parties as to each other and the proposed transactions, and consistency
of the Agreement and contemplated transactions with all existing contractual
commitments, including SGCs 5225 Million Senior Secured Credit Agreement with
l3ank of America, NA., et al.. dated November 18, 2010, as amended, and other
applicable Seneca Group linaneing documents.
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El a tims Lack of Au I Ito ritv to Bi itd Seneca C roti p. Fl aiim si iail have no
authority to hind or commit the Nation or the SGC in any negotiations with any third party in
connection with the Project. the Development Services or the Liaison Services, Flaum on the
one hand, and the N at ion and/or S GC on I lie other, shall not be cons I rued as joint venturers, or
partners of each other by reason of this Agreement.
R. Survival. The covenants, acknowledgments, representations. agreements and
obligations contained in Sections lilA., IV,K.L, I V.N. IV.P,U, IV.W, and IV.Y.AA of this
Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
S. No limitation on the Nations Governmental Functions. The Parties
accnovledge that the Nation is a governmental authority and that no representation, warranty.
consent, omission, approval or agreement in tIns Agrecnwnt by the Nation shall be binding unon.
constitute a waiver by or cstop the Nation from exercising any of its rights, powers or duties in
connection with its Govetitinental iunctions (itieluding regulatoiy. legislative, permitting,
zoning, enforcement, licensing or other functions which the Nation may perform in its capacity
as a government a I a ti tliori ty) nor will any portion of IN is Agreement be deemed to waive any
immunities or privileges of the N ation
T. Owners It ip and Use of Doe ti iuent s. All Project do contents. mel tiding, but not
limited to, drawings, specifications, estimates, schedules and any oiher work product.
information and data prodttced as instruments of service shall remain the property of the Seneca
Group whether the Project is completed or nor. Flatim shall be required to deliver all such
drawings, specifications, estimates, schedules and data to the Seneca Group upon termination of
this Agreement for any reason or cause and regardless of whether Flaum then has any claim
against the Seneca G mop.
U. Sulioidinal ion. All of the rights of Flaum under this Agreement (including any
lien or right to lien that Flaum now or at any time hereafter may have) shall be and remain
subordinate, subject and inferior to the rights of any mortgagee ttnder. and the liens and security
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interests created by. any deed of trust, mortgages and security instruments, and all extensions.
renewals, modifications, consolidations and/or refinancings thereof, that may nOW or hcreaf:er
cover all or any part of the Project Site or Project; provided. however, the forcgoin shall not
relieve the Seneca Group from liability hereunder. Nothing herein shall be construed to confer
any lien rights in flivor of Fl awn.
V. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in separate counterparts.
V. No aiver. No failure or delay of a Party in the exercise of any tight given to
such Party hereunder or by law shall constitute a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial
exercise of any such right preclude other for:her exercise thereof or of any other right. fhe
waiver by a Party of any breach of aim provision hereof shall not be deemed to be a waiver of
any subsequent breach thereof or of any breach of an other provision hereof.
X. Reports. I launi shafl record the progress of the perfonnanee of the Development
Services and l_iaison Services and shall, at the reasonable request of the Seneca Group from ii inc
to time (no less frequently than monthly), submit written progress reports to the Seneca Group
with regard thereto, which progress reports wil I ineltide in Ibrmat ion regarding any materially
changed conditions as to the development plan, permitting, desigti, infrastructure requirements.
development activities, liaison with the local host eomrntmn ity and agencies having jurisdiction,
schedule, budget, quality of work and safety. Flauins progress reports shall also provide
reasonably detailed updates on all other significant aspects of the performance of the
Development Services and the Liaison Services, including the status of any negotiations or
discourse with governmental authorities or civic, community or neighborhood groups. and any
other infhnnat on reasonably requested by either tIme Na lion or SGC.
V. Rep rescn tim lions of
lU. Han ni represents. warrants and eo ye na nts to the
Seneca Group as follows
Authorization, Flaum is duly organized and legally existing tinder the
laws of its stale of organization. Flaum is duly quali fled o do business in the S tate of
New York.
2. No Conflicts. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement nor
the consu:nmat ion of any of the transactions herein or therein ccnte:plated nor
compliance with the terms and provisions hereof or thereof \vi II contravene tIme
organiational documents of llaum nor any applicable laws to which Flaum is subject or
any judgment. decree, license, order or permit applicable to Flaumu, or will conflict or be
inconsistent with, or vi II result in any breach of any of the terms of the covenants.
condit ions or provisions of. or constitute a default under, or result in the creation or
imposition of a Lien upon any of the property or assets of Flaum pursuant to the terms of
any indenture. mortgage. deed of trust, agreement or other instrument to which Flaum is a
party or by which Flaum is bound, or to which Flaum is subject.
3. lExectition. Ihe execution and delivery by Flaumn o. and l:au!n
performance tinder, this Agreement are within Ilaums liowers
and have been duly
authorized by all requisite organizational action. The poii executing this Agreement
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on behalf of Flauin has the authority to do so. This Agreement constitutes the legal, valid
and binding obligation of Flaum enforceable against Flaum in accordance with its terms.
4. l3roker. Flaum shall not solicit or accept any finders fee. particination
fbe, brokerage fee or similar compensation from any individual or entity with respect to
the acqttisit ion of the Site or the Project generally. Elaum has not authorized any broker
or finder to act on its behalf in connection with the transactions contemplated herein and
it has not dealt with any broker or finder purporting to act on behalf of any other party.
Flaum agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Seneca Group from and against any and
all claims, losses, damages. costs or expenses of any kind or character arising out of or
resulting from any agreement, arrangement or understanding a] leged to have been made
by such party or on its behalf with any broker or finder in connection with this
Agree:nent or the transactions contemplated hereby.
5. Accuracy of Disclosures. As set forth in Exhibit D. Flaumn has fully
disclosed to SGC and the Nation in writing, or confirmed in wri imi the nonexistence ol,
any and afl past, current, or prospective transactions, and any agreements, whether
written or oral, and whether currently in eikct or expired. perlbrmed or tobeperformed
with any members of the Seneca Nation, or present or former Seneca Nation government
officials, Seneca Gaining Corporation directors, officers or employees, fhnii]y members
of any of the foregoing, or any representatives of the foregoing. involving monetary or
nonmonetary payments or remuneration of any kind, whether characterized as consulting
fres. fees 11w senices rendered, finders fees, brokerage fees, success fees or any other
type oI &e, payment. compensation, remuneration or consideration, including any
cransactoiis or agreements involving actual or prospective delivery of gifts, goods.
services, entertainment or anything else of value.
6. Flatim Due Dili aenee. Flauin has reviewed and analyzed to its own
satisfaet on all of the leua! requirements. incltiding the Seneca Nat ion Land Claims
Settlement Act o I I 990. the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and implementing
regulations. the Nations gaining ordinance and regtt]atory licensing requirements, and
state and local aws impacting or relating to the tie ye lopment of the Site, and has sa i is lied
itself that development can proceed as described herein.
7. Represent at iotis of SGC and (lie Nat ion. SGC and the Nation each represents.
warrants and covenants to the Flaumn as follows:
Authorization. SCG is duly organized and legally existing under the laws
of the Nation.
2. Lcccttion. This Agreemen: constittites the legal, valid and
obligation of SOC and the Nat ion.
Ai. No Ad (lit 10 minI Coin pe ii sn lion. F lao in hereby acknowledges and agrees that
except for the payment of the Development Fee and/or the Success Fee as described herein.
nothing in this Agreement shall entitle Flaum to receive any payments. lees or reiinbtirsernents
as compensation for performance of its services or obligations under this Agreement.
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811 [line. Except as otherwise set forth herein, where this Agreement references a
number of days with respect to a deadline or event that is to occur, the number ol days shail be
calculated u:iiiziitg calendar days.
CC. Nature of Aureenwnt. This Agreement is not intended as and shall not be
construed as a nianageinent contract within the meaning ol the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Further, nothing contained herein grants or is Entended to grant or authorize the grant to Flaum of
a tit;ed interest, or in any way to impair the Nations soje proprietary interest, in the gaming
facility con:emplaied nereunder,
DD. [bird Party Beneficiary. This Agreement is exclusively ftr the benefit of the
Parties hereto and it may not be enforced by any party other than the Parties to this Agreement
and shall not give rise to liability to any third party other than the authorized successors and
assigns of the Parties hereto.
FE. Prepa rat ion of Aurednient. This Agreement has been carelitl ly reviewed by
counsel and shall not be construed more strongly for or against any party regardless of who is
responsible for t s preparation.
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N \V TN HSS \VI IERLOF. the Parties have executed Ihis ALircement on the dates set out next to
their names with the intention that it is effective as of the day and vea !irst written above.
By -
Name: Barry E. Snyder. Sr.
Its: President
Name: Catherine A. Walker
Its: President and CEO
Date: 20I3
By: -
Name: David M
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fLegal Description of the Sitej
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The role and general duties and responsibilities of the Development Manager are as defined in
the various sections of the body of the Agreement. With respect to the day-to day-activities, it is
expected that the Development Manager will work closely and cocmera:iveiv with the SOC to
jointly plan artl develop the site such that the casino and ancillary development are constructed
quickly. efficiently, cost effectively and to the highest standards reflec:ie of both the Soc and
Pl:tni nrgaaizaltons.
A key, very important goal is for the SOC with the Development Manager as lead, to liaise and
work very closely with the host community and other local stakeholders to ensure that the
de vel opilient bee oin es an integral and bene tic i a I add t ion to the community at large. To achieve
that goal, the initial planninu, permitting and liaison with the host community are critical
activities. 5cc h activities and elibrts would include, but not be limited to:
Plan and lead the commtinity planning efforts assoc :aied with the Project
Take the lead in identi lying and coordinating all the necessary o flsite i iifrastrueitne
improvements and pttblic utility connections with the host eommLini ty and public
agencies having jurisdiction
Serve as the primary point of contact with private utility companies to expedite
connection to the private utilities necessary to stipport the operation of the planned
Maintain commtinieation with the host community and other agencies having an impact
on the execution of the Project from the initial planning and negotiation stages all the
way through completion and sticeessfttl commencement of Class Ill Gaming
13 eyond commencement of C lass Ill Gaming, cent i itt e to ma i nta in good cc inmuni eat ions
with the host community and agencies for all future phases of both gaining and non
gaini i ig development at he site.
For t lie onsite development itsel I. it is the expectation that the Development Manager will work
closeiy with and assist the Seneca Group / Project Tea:n iii the initial nrugramni: ng ane olanninu
of the iroject to optimize the onsite development plait for the subeet site. S:eli vor would
ineltide, but no: be limited to:
mizi ng the programni ing, layout and coordination of the ga ni ng and nongaining
components of the development on the Project Site
Assist in the development of the Site plan, including building locations, utility pathways
and casements to ace ommodat e both the i nit ia I d evel opine nt and longer term potential
expansion needs oboth gaming and nongaming amcnities.
Identify all permitting needs associated with the Project and proxide the necessamy
coordination with the various agencies, utility companies and entities involved.
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Work closely with the Seneca Group / Projec: Team to ensure that the interconnection
and operat tonal efficiency of both gaming and nongaming amenities are careful I
planned to the mutual capital and operational benefit of both parties to the Agreement.
Participate closely in the development of the Master Schedule and Control Budget for the
development as a whole
Assist the Seneca Group / Project Team in actively and con:inualhv mon:toring prouress.
schedule, budget. quality of work and safety to ensure the project is exectited to the
highest professional standards
Assist the Seneca Group / Project Team in identifying necessary scope adjustments and
actions necessary to maintain the schedule, budget, quality and safety standards
established at the beginning of the Project.
Maintain primary responsibility for communication with the community at large
regarding all aspects of the oroject from planning and design through cons:ruction and
successful opening ol Class Ill earning at the site.
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GEOGRAPI IIC SCOPE: Nations zone of exclusivity and all areas within 100 miles of the
exterior boundaries of the zone of exclusivity.
DURATION: Term of the Master Development Agreement plus two year tail
RESTRICTED ACIIVITIES to include directly or indirectly engaging in any form of casino or
gamingrelated business or development transactions. property acquisbions. management
arrangements or similar transactions, or related lobbying or similar Political activities, Iii
furtherance of casino-style gaming within the zone of restriction
With respect to the existence or nonexistence of. any and all past. current, or prospective
transac:ions.aiid any agreements, whether written or oral, and whether currently in eftect or
expirec. performed or tobepcribrmed with any members of the Seneca Nation, or present or
former Seneca Nation government officials. Seneca Gaining Corporation directors. offleers or
employees, family members of any of the foregoing. or any repreNenlatives of the foregoing.
involving monetary or nonmonelary payments or remuneration of any kind, whether
characterized as consulting fees, fees for services rendered. tinders fees, brokerage lees, success
fees or any other type of fee, pament, compensation. remuneration or consideration, including
atly transactions or agreements involving actual or prospective delivery of gifts. goods, services,
entertainment or anything else of value. Flauin hereby discloses fully and eonipletey the
Circa 2(104 Eta tan M anag ci tie it Letter of In tent wi di the N al ion a ppro \ed by die Co u ic I
concerning Catskills uaming (has since expired).

December 17, 2013
Mr. David Flaum
Flaum Rochester L.L.C
400 Andrews St., Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14604
Dear Mr. Flaum:
Bolton-St. Johns, LLC agrees to provide Flaum Rochester L.L.C. with legislative and regulatory
representation in New York State, specifically from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
The parties agree that there will be no compensation paid to Bolton-St. Johns LLC for such
activities. This agreement is cancelable upon notice by either party.
If the above meets with your approval, please so indicate by signing and dating this letter in the
space provided below and returning it to our Albany office. We file a copy of this signed letter with
the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Agreed to and Accepted By:
Flaum Rochester L.L.C -
David F
Date /7/
2 o13
Sole Member Flaum Rochester LL.C
Bolton-St. Johns, LLC
Giori DeRosa, Partner
New York City: (212) 431-4743 1 10 WWiom Street Suite 1410 New York NY 10038 Fa: (212) 2267554
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August 27, 2013 Tuesday
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The Seneca Indian Nation intends to pay a Rochester developer $8 million to deliver a casino to Monroe County,
including a potentially improper success fee of up to $5 million.
The tribe agreed to give David Flaum a $3 million "development fee" if the casino opens. In addition, he would get
a "success fee" worth millions more if the Seneca secure a state compact for the new casino by Oct. 1, 2014, according
to the a "master development agreement" obtained by the Times Union. Flaum Rochester LLC's success fee is good for
$5 million if the tribe gets a state gaming compact by Oct. 1, 2013. The fee would be $2.5 million if the compact occurs
between Oct. 1, 2013, and Oct. 1, 2014, the agreement language states.
Flaum did not deny the terms of the deal when contacted by a reporter on Monday. Instead, he repeatedly asked
how the Times Union received the document.
Last week, the tribe surprised many in Albany by announcing that the Seneca Gaming Corp. had entered a contract
with a subsidiary of Flaum Management Co., of Rochester, to organize and coordinate gaming and hospitality develop-
ment in the town of Henrietta, Monroe County. The tribe's intention is to grow its gambling market beyond the three
casinos the Seneca already run in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca.
Flaum, a registered lobbying client, would be in trouble with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics if he lobbied
on behalf of the Monroe County project while standing to receive a success fee: Lobbyists are prohibited from entering
into such contingency deals.
In 204, a lobbying firm comprised of Dennis Vacco and James Crane faced $325,000 in fines from a predecessor to
JCOPE after the Times Union disclosed that the firm had entered into a success fee contract. That Crane-Vacco deal
involved a $5 million fee on a Catskills casino proposed by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
The firm agreed to settle the case for $50,000 in 2005, but ultimately paid a $20,000 settlement in 2008. The matter
led to a probe by the Albany County District attorney that did not result in charges.
"I can't say a word about it," Flaum said about his deal. "I don't know who's trying to create issues."
"I'm not a lobbyist, I'm a developer," he said. "The Senecas negotiated this deal and they have their own lobbyist."
Flaum would have to register as a lobbyist if he begins appearing before government officials on behalf of the tribe,
particularly for a gaming compact, and contract terms suggest the tribe might direct him to do so.
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The document obtained by the Times Union says Flaum's duties include "government to government relations."
That provision says he may be required to represent the tribe before municipal, county, state and other governmental
bodies, particularly on the gaming compact the tribe needs from the state.
A tribal spokeswoman did not return a call or email. A spokesman for JCOPE had no comment.
The development agreement said the tribe wanted a firm capable of developing a Seneca-branded casino in Monroe
County comprising roughly 65,000 square feet of public space, 35,000 square feet of backroom space plus convenience
food and beverage offerings, including a Western Door Steakhouse. It says the parties contemplate a $100 million in-
vestment by the Seneca Gaming Corp. and $50 million by Flaum for gaming and non-gaming amenities.
It says the Seneca tribal government under President Barry E. Snyder Sr. would try to acquire the project site and
secure the necessary federal approvals.
Flaum has at least two lobbyists working for him in Albany: Justin McCarthy works for Flaum Management Co. at
$1,500 a month; on behalf of his Shawanga Lodge LLC, Flaum employs lobbyist Georgio DeRosa of Bolton St. John at
$6,000 a month.
The Seneca tribe's lobbyists are the firm of Hinman Straub at $15,000 monthly and Anthony Masiello at $10,000
monthly. - 518-454-5083 - @JamesMOdato

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HE ADLI NE: Senecas moving forward with potential Rochester-area casino

BYLI NE: By, Joseph Spector

The Seneca Nation of Indians said Tuesday they want to roll the dice on a Rochester-area casino, and they hired a
prominent local developer to find a location in a suburb.
The Senecas have long eyed a casino in the Rochester area, and a recent deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo solidified
their exclusive gaming rights in western New York - which includes the Rochester area.
The Senecas, who already run three casinos in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, said they have retained developer
David Flaum to organize and coordinate gaming and hospitality development in Henrietta.
"The Seneca Nation is interested in looking for opportunities to grow and complement our gaming operations,"
Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder said in a statement. "David Flaum and his team have a proven track record and
we see this as a good fit."
Flaum has quietly worked for years with the Senecas on landing a casino deal. He purchased land in the Catskills
that he once hoped the Senecas would partner with him to develop into a casino, and he's often talked about trying to get
a casino in the Rochester area.
The Senecas did not indicate the specific location of the development. But a Flaum company, 1225 Jefferson LP,
has owned a Henrietta commercial plaza on Jefferson Road just east of Interstate 390 since 1999. Occupants of the pla-
za, now known as Frontier Commons, include Bryant & Stratton College and Bill Gray's restaurant.
Flaum manages but does not own Staples Plaza, on the north side of Jefferson across from Frontier Commons.
Another Flaum company, 700 Jeff Corp., did own considerable commercial property on Jefferson west of Clay
Road, but sold the last of its holdings there in 2004, according to property records.
"We are inspired by the commitment and vision the Seneca Nation and its leadership has demonstrated to create
business partnerships both on territory and with stakeholders throughout the western New York community to grow our
region's economy and create jobs," Flaum said in a statement.
Reached by telephone, Flaum declined to offer more details about the possible casino development, saying only
that he's "profoundly grateful" to gain the support of the Senecas. The Seneca Gaming Commission entered into a
contract with Flaum earlier this year to explore casino development in the Rochester area.
The Senecas have exclusive gaming rights west of Route 14, which stretches north from Wayne County and south
into the Southern Tier.
Long odds?
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A Henrietta casino would face a number of hurdles. It would have to garner approval from the federal Bureau of
Indian Affairs and require an agreement among Cuomo, the tribe and the state Legislature to amend the Senecas' gam-
ing compact - which now allows them to operate the three existing casinos.
Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Rochester, who represents Henrietta, said he hasn't had conversations with the
parties about a casino in town. He said there would need to be outreach to the public to see if residents in the town and
in the county would support a casino.
"This is breaking news, and we need to hear from the people who live in the town of Henrietta, primarily, and see
what their thoughts are about having gaming and hospitality development in that area," Bronson said.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks declined comment through a spokesman. The spokesman, Justin Feasel,
said Brooks had not had conversations with the developers about the proposal.
Henrietta Town Councilman Bill Mulligan said he only learned of the Senecas' plans from the tribe's announcement.
Mulligan said he had spoken by phone with Town Supervisor Michael Yudelson, who was out of town Tuesday after-
noon, and that he also first heard the news after the Senecas' statement.
Mulligan had a number of questions about the idea of opening a casino in Henrietta, including what role the town
would play. If the plan moves forward, Mulligan said he expects a long process.
"I think it gets down to location," he said. "I think if it was put near a residential area, it would create a lot of oppo-
sition. If it was in an area that was pretty much isolated, it might be well received. There are so many variables."
Henrietta is a logical choice, Mulligan said, with close proximity to the Thruway and Interstate 390 as well as ex-
tensive sewer and water infrastructure.
"We have been very pro-business. We've tried to do it in a well planned-out, well thought-out manner," he said.
"It's definitely an attractive place for business to locate."
Other communities
Other Monroe County communities had been suggested as potential casino sites in the past.
Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards said in an emailed statement that he believes "there will ultimately be a casino
in our community.
"However, today's announcement is only a first step in the long process to site a casino."
Richards said he does not favor a casino in Rochester's central business district, but said, "I am open to discussing
locating a casino in the city of Rochester following a rigorous vetting that includes community discussion and input."
He said he hasn't had any recent discussions with the Senecas about a casino in the city.
Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini spoke with Seneca Nation leaders for years about the possibility of opening a
casino at the Rochester Tech Park off Route 531 in his town.
Yet as of Tuesday's announcement, Assini said he had not spoken with the Senecas in months.
That's partly because of the hurdles Cuomo's agreement with the Senecas created, Assini said. Still, if the Senecas
manage to overcome the obstacles, a casino could create jobs and bring new revenue to the region, Assini said.
"As the town supervisor, I certainly would prefer that the town I serve would be the direct beneficiary of a casino,
but again for the region, I think it would be a plus," he said.
Economic boost
Kent Gardner, chief economist and chief research officer for the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester,
said that the state and local government would likely benefit from a deal with the Seneca Nation of Indians. Depending
on the deal, there would be an upfront payment, and then governments would get a percentage of the revenue.
A 2004 CGR study said the City of Rochester could get $11 million a year with a new casino. But now that casinos
have become more popular in New York and across the country, he doesn't dare guess at the economic impact.
It would give the Rochester economy a shot in the arm by creating employment, Gardner said, because casinos are
labor-intensive businesses.
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"A lot of people who don't have graduate degrees in engineering are looking for employment," Gardner said. "En-
try-level jobs are very important to the economy."
Gardner said Henrietta is likely being eyed as a site for access to the Thruway, to bring people in from the east.
While the casino might attract people from Syracuse, "it's hard to believe the people who are now going to Vegas,
Connecticut or Atlantic City" would come to Rochester instead, Gardner said.
But there is also the societal cost of gambling, which is expensive to treat, Gardner said - and may come more pro-
nounced with easier access to gaming.
At least one area competitor was irked by the news.
Michael Kane, president and CEO of Batavia Downs racino, did not welcome the idea of a new casino opening
about 30 miles down the Thruway from his facility, which is undergoing an expansion and renovations.
"Obviously, we wouldn't appreciate it," Kane said.
The agreement Cuomo and the Senecas reached in June, recognizing the tribe's exclusive rights to gaming in west-
ern New York, seemed to show the state thinks there already are enough gambling facilities in this region, Kane said.
"The number right now is pretty much what it should be," he said.
Despite the Senecas' announcement, any new gaming in the region still is a long way off, Kane said.
"Anything related to putting another casino, or a casino in Henrietta, is years away from fruition," he said.
Touchy times
In June, Cuomo and the Senecas settled their gaming dispute, with the Senecas agreeing to give the state about
$350 million in back payments. In exchange, the state reiterated that the Senecas have exclusive gaming rights in the
region - opening the door for the tribe to move its operations into the Rochester area.
But the proposal comes at a sensitive time for the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking voter approval in Novem-
ber to allow for up to four privately owned casinos to be built in three areas: the Southern Tier, Catskills and Capital
Whether Cuomo and the Legislature would back a casino in Rochester could be dependent on whether the casino
referendum is successful. If voters approve the casino referendum, Cuomo may want to build those facilities before
backing another gambling hall owned by the Senecas.
Cuomo's office declined comment Tuesday.
A decade ago, mall magnate Thomas Wilmot pitched a plan with an out-of-state tribe to build a casino in down-
town Rochester.
But the deal fell apart because of political backlash and questions about whether an out-of-state tribe would have
land rights in the center of the third largest city in the state.
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, said he has had conversations with the Senecas in recent
months about a possible casino in the Rochester area. He said he would prefer the city of Rochester to have the first
chance to have a casino.
"What I've expressed to them and others is that the city of Rochester should have the first opportunity to look at
that," Morelle said.
Includes reporting by staff writers David Riley, Steve Orr, Brian Sharp and Jessica Alaimo.

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Seneca Nation to wor k with Flaum on gaming,
hospitality development
By ANDREA DECKERT - 8/20/2013 4:43:21 PM
The Seneca Nation of Indians announced Tuesday a deal with a local development
company to determine if a gaming and hospitality venue would work in Henrietta.
It has retained Flaum Rochester LLC, a subsidiary of Flaum Management Co., to organize
and coordinate gaming and hospitality development in the town, the Seneca Nation said.
'The Seneca Nation is interested in looking for opportunities to grow and complement our
gaming operations, said Seneca Nation president Barry Snyder, in a statement. 'David
Flaum and his team have a proven track record and we see this as a good Iit.
Seneca Nation spokesperson Susan Asquith said it is too early in the process to say what
type of facility the Seneca Nation may develop or where it could be located in Henrietta.
Those are topics the Seneca Nation will address with Flaum and determine the best route
going forward, she said.
David Flaum, Flaum Management CEO, said he is impressed with the Seneca Nation`s
ability to create partnerships that grow a region`s economy and create jobs. Flaum has
worked with the Seneca Nation in the past in an effort to build a casino in the Rochester
area and in the Catskills.
'I`m proIoundly grateIul to the Seneca Nation and am looking Iorward to assisting them in
their plans Ior economic development and job creation, Flaum told the Rochester
Business Journal.
Several years ago, mall developer Thomas Wilmot expressed interest in building a casino
in downtown Rochester.
The Seneca Nation operates casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Salamanca, with
exclusivity rights that include Rochester and Ontario County.
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