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We represent tribal governments and other clients that work with and provide goods and services to Native American tribes, and have worked directly with tribal leaders to develop and achieve important tribal objectives.

Our Approach

Our attorneys have experience representing tribes in a range of capacities, including financing transactions involving tribal governments, intellectual property, both of the tribal community and gaming businesses, and our banking lawyers represent the first tribal owned bank in Minnesota.  With access to all of the widespread resources of the firm, as well as specific experience working with Native American clients, we have represented tribal communities on a range of issues.


  • Litigation in federal, tribal, and state courts, including commercial disputes, land and treaty rights, sovereign immunity and tribal enrollment
  • Bank chartering, and other banking matters both on and off reservation
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Commercial finance
  • Construction law
  • Land and cultural rights
  • Tribal jurisdiction and sovereignty
  • Energy matters
  • Gaming law and related issues
  • Employment counseling and litigation
  • Real estate
  • Business development and diversification
  • Intellectual property
  • Public finance and bond issues
  • Government relations