Indian Law

We have extensive experience in Indian Law. Since 1955, Karnopp Petersen has represented tribes, tribally owned business enterprises, individuals and business entities in Indian country. We have maintained a long-term general counsel relationship and have employed our knowledge and experience in special counsel, litigation and project specific relationships. Our collective experience in all aspects of Federal Indian Law, state law affecting tribal interests and tribal law lays the foundation for our attorneys to confidently advise clients in navigating the complex matters that can arise in Indian country, including:

  • tribal sovereignty
  • protection of treaty and other tribal rights, both on and off the reservation
  •  natural resource and trust asset protection
  •  intergovernmental relations
  • energy and project development and implementation
  • timber and forest resource management
  • gaming and tourism
  • tribal economic and business development
  • joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • tribal, federal and state legislation
  • contracting and compacting under the Indian Self-Determination and  Education Assistance Act
  • dispute resolution

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