Luis Ochoa has over 25 years of legal experience and specializes in real estate, Indian law, tribal housing, gaming, business entity formation, real estate development, leasing of non-tribal fee land, tribal trust and allotted land, the application of federal and state tax laws to tribal activities and economic development projects undertaken by tribes, tribal members, and non-Indian business clients. His experience includes:
- Representation of two of the nation’s largest tribally designated housing entities.
- Compliance with the requirements of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA).
- Federal and state gaming law with emphasis on Indian gaming and Arizona and National Indian Gaming Commission regulatory issues.
- Negotiated and represented the first tribe in Arizona to enter into a gaming compact with the State of Arizona.
- Representing tribal gaming commissions/offices and casino management entities in regulatory and operations matters.
- Advising nonprofit entities regarding corporate and tax issues, including obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, unrelated business income tax planning and compliance, fundraising registration and risk management issues.
- Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court, 2006
- Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Court, 2006
- Tonto Apache Tribal Court, 2005
- U.S. Tax Court, 1987
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1986