The body of Indian law is diverse, complex and ever-changing. Because each tribe has a distinctive culture, tradition, membership, language and land base, personalized legal counsel is crucial. The well-being of tribal members depends on their government’s ability to serve them, and legal advisors must share a commitment to serve the best interests of members.
At Husch Blackwell, we understand tribes’ cultural, governmental and economic challenges. Our team has deep experience in every facet of Indian law and offers practical judgment, as well as incisive and innovative thinking. We monitor federal and state legislation, case law and the media daily to advise clients of new trends and issues that may affect them. We help clients clear regulatory and agency hurdles, identify goals, develop action plans and then implement those plans to achieve tribal objectives.
We advise tribes, tribal businesses, tribal organizations and individuals in the following areas:
Husch Blackwell has proven experience representing tribal clients before federal, state and local governments and agencies, always with the goal of advancing tribal interests and enhancing members’ quality of life.
We advocate vigorously for clients before federal agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We also have strong contacts at congressional committees with jurisdiction relevant to Native American issues, including the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.
We effectively lobby elected leaders at all levels on policy issues important to tribes. We provide a voice for tribes on matters such as environmental compliance, taxation and land disputes, economic development efforts, rural housing, federal grants, healthcare, education, appropriations, gaming and energy.
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