Continuing Legal Education

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2011 Tribal Business Law Institute Programs

This institute prepares tribal lawyers & business professionals, as well as those who transact business with tribal entities, for new legal challenges encountered as Indian tribes develop diversified economies and engage in increasingly complex commercial transactions both on and off of Indian lands.

Survey of Federal Indian Law

This presentation will discuss the major elements of tribal governmental business law, including: understanding the basic forms of tribal government business organization, dealing with Federal approvals, the parties’ rights and remedies in the event of a dispute, and the various tax advantages and financial hurdles posed by conducting business within Indian Country. 

Business Due Diligence

This seminar addresses the management of deal flow and provides a guide through the process by which solicited and unsolicited opportunities are evaluated.  

Strategic Considerations in Structuring Tribal Enterprises

This course examines key strategic issues tribes should address in structuring their economic enterprises, drawing on case studies. 

Finance for Tribes

This course addresses issues to be considered by Tribes and Tribal entities when borrowing money or otherwise raising capital.  

Finance for Lenders

This course will address issues to be considered by Lenders when making loans to Tribes and Tribal entities 


This course covers key principles of tax law in Indian country, including federal, state and tribal taxes through a study of applicable statutes, case law and intergovernmental agreements.  

Ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley and Criminal Sanctions

This course examines the ethics issues encountered by attorneys who work on business transactions and litigated matters involving Indian tribes, as well as the role of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Indian country, and the application of criminal law when Indian tribes and tribal officials are engaged in commercial activities on and off the tribe's reservation.