Deal or No Deal? Understanding Indian County Transactions/Business Law Today

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Successful transactions in Indian Country (defined as reservation, dependent Indian community, and allotment lands), require either a profound understanding of the particular complexities of Indian law at play within and beyond Indian reservations, or sheer luck. An unwary attorney doing deals in Indian Country risks putting a client in substantial legal and financial jeopardy if he or she doesn't contemplate - at a minimum - issues of sovereignty, immunity, tribal corporations, actual authority, tribal adjudicatory jurisdiction, and tirbal regulatory jurisdiction. This article explains each of the issues and serves as a legal guide for attorneys doing business in Indian Country.

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Published In: Conflict of Laws Updates, Indigenous Peoples Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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