Session 1: Survey of Federal Indian Law

2.25 AV Credits, WSBA #297816

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.

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Overview

Recorded:  12/25/2011
Credits:  2.25 AV, WSBA #297816
Length: 2:24:00

Featured Speakers:
Rob Roy Smith

Indian tribes across the United States are major players in local economies. Tribal economic diversification has increased opportunities for Indian tribes, tribal members, and nonmember businesses to explore lucrative business relationships. However, the business environment on tribal lands is complex. Indian tribes and nonmember businesses must navigate many legal and practical impediments that can suppress business opportunities. 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.

Presenters

Rob Roy Smith is Of Counsel with Ater Wynne’s Tribal Practice Group in Seattle, Washington. Rob advises Indian tribal clients and those doing business in Indian Country on all aspects of federal law, including economic development, natural and cultural resource protection, taxation, tribal sovereignty and gaming. He has extensive experience involving all aspects of litigation and business transactions involving Indian tribes. Prior to joining Ater Wynne, Rob worked for the Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel in Lapwai, Idaho, and the law firm of Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & McGaw in Seattle. He was the co-founder and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Idaho State Bar Indian Law Section. Rob serves as an adjunct professor of Federal Indian Law at Seattle University School of Law.

Pricing

General Registration - $40.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $25.00

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