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Native American Law
Native American Law Definition
Native American law practice concerns government, litigation and business matters, including financings, with or on behalf of Native American tribes and tribal entities. Attorneys specializing in Native American law represent Indian tribal governments and enterprises, Alaska native villages and native corporations and major financial institutions (including investment and commercial banking firms and credit enhancement providers), as well as others doing business in Indian country. Lawyers practicing in this area serve as counsel in tribal financings (both taxable and tax-exempt, and including bank financings and large syndicated credit facilities) for a wide range of projects, including financings for casino and hotel construction and expansion projects; solar and wind energy projects; mineral extraction projects; land acquisitions; health clinics; schools; government administration buildings; cultural centers; sewer, water and other infrastructure development; parks and recreation facilities; and manufacturing plants.
Lawyers specializing in the areas of public finance, banking and debt capital markets, tax, environmental law, government relations, gaming and human rights may provide counsel in matters of Native American law.
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