Indian Law

Tiffany & Bosco’s attorneys frequently help businesses and individuals navigate and comply with legal requirements related to doing business, and enforcing creditor’s rights, on tribal land.  Although the interplay of federal, state, and tribal law can create complex issues, the relationships that we have established over the years help us provide our clients with efficient and effective solutions to their legal issues.

What is Indian Law?

There are about 573 federally recognized tribes, including 21 tribes in Arizona, more than 100 tribes in California, 19 tribes in Nevada, and over 20 tribes in New Mexico. Federal Indian law, in large part, outlines the federal government’s obligations to the tribes, the protections afforded to the tribes, and the federal government’s ever-changing recognition of each tribe’s right to self-govern.  The tribes self-govern, in large part, by adopting their own (and in many cases unique) tribal laws that are sometimes not familiar to those accustomed to the legal systems found in state or federal government. Certain tribal governments, like the Navajo Nation and the Salt River Maricopa Indian Community have sophisticated legal systems that cover several areas of law including criminal, civil, administrative, business, property, gaming, and more.  Other tribal governments rely on the laws of other tribes or even states if the tribal government has no laws to address a particular situation.

Tiffany & Bosco’s Area of Expertise

Through years of experience in corporate, business, finance, real estate, and other areas of law involving tribal lands and entities, Tiffany & Bosco has developed the knowledge and skills necessary to help our clients with many matters, including but not limited to:

  • Business Formation and Registration
  • Business Transactions
  • Tribal Taxation Laws
  • Compliance with Federal and State Law
  • Compliance with Tribal Laws
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Construction Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Employment Matters
  • Indian Preference
  • Limited Waivers of Sovereign Immunity

For individuals who wish to do business on tribal land or to have loans secured by assets on tribal land, it is essential they work with an attorney or other professional that can assist them with navigating the applicable legal and political requirements.  At Tiffany & Bosco, we frequently assist our clients in finding the most efficient ways to do business on tribal lands in Arizona.

Get Help From Indian Law Attorneys

At Tiffany & Bosco, our Indian Law team has extensive experience in finding effective and efficient solutions for our clients who do business on tribal lands. We understand that our clients’ obligations, rights, and options in this area may seem vague. We help our clients interpret, understand, and enforce their rights and responsibilities on tribal lands.

We also are aware of important cultural distinctions that can affect business transactions and legal matters involving a local tribe. We take care to research and adhere to the appropriate social customs throughout the process.

If you need representation or legal advice, contact Tiffany & Bosco today.

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