Economic Development

At Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing legal services that promote economic growth and prosperity for Native American tribes and indigenous communities. Our experienced team of attorneys understands the unique legal challenges and opportunities faced by tribes and works diligently to provide strategic and innovative solutions to advance their economic development goals.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Corporate Law:
    Our tribal law firm assists tribes in establishing and managing their businesses, including drafting and negotiating contracts, advising on corporate governance matters, and providing legal counsel on mergers and acquisitions. We also provide guidance on tribal economic development entities, such as tribal enterprises, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs), to maximize economic opportunities and protect tribal assets.
  • Gaming and Hospitality Law:
    Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of federal and tribal laws related to gaming and hospitality, including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) regulations. We offer comprehensive legal counsel on tribal gaming operations, such as casino development, regulatory compliance, gaming compact negotiations, and licensing matters.
  • Real Estate and Natural Resources Law:
    Our tribal law firm provides legal expertise in tribal land use, environmental regulations, and natural resources development. We assist tribes in navigating the complex legal framework for acquiring, leasing, and managing tribal lands, including issues related to mineral rights, water rights, renewable energy projects, and environmental protection.
  • Tax and Finance Law:
    Our attorneys are well-versed in federal, state, and tribal tax laws and provide guidance on tax planning and compliance for tribal economic development initiatives. We assist tribes in securing financing for their economic projects, including accessing capital markets, obtaining grants and loans, and structuring public-private partnerships.
  • Government Relations and Advocacy:
    Our tribal law firm represents tribes in advocating their economic interests before federal, state, and local governments. We provide strategic counsel on legislative and regulatory matters, including engaging in tribal consultation processes, drafting and reviewing tribal ordinances and policies, and advocating for policy changes that promote economic development opportunities for tribes.
  • Intellectual Property and Cultural Heritage Law:
    Our attorneys recognize the importance of protecting tribes’ cultural heritage and intellectual property rights. We provide counsel on trademark and copyright matters, cultural preservation, repatriation of tribal artifacts, and protecting tribal traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights.