Indian Law

Our Indian Law and Gaming practice provides legal and strategic advice to tribal government and tribal enterprise clients. Our national practice assists tribes with on a with Indian gaming, state and federal legislative and administrative issues, licensing matters, real estate and project development, intellectual property, litigation, business matters and financial transactions.

Administrative Practice

Our attorneys and policy professionals have experience in dealing with both Congress and state legislatures, as well as both federal and state agencies that regularly interact with our tribal clients. Our Indian Law attorneys interact with the United Senate Indian Affairs Committee, select members of Congress, state legislators in Arizona, California and Washington, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Indian Gaming Commission.

We help tribes in the following areas:

  • Corporate law
  • Economic development
  • Employment law
  • Environmental law
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • General counsel
  • Jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty
  • Legislation and lobbying
  • Litigation

  • Self-determination and Self-governance
  • Tax law
  • Tribal governance: codes, regulation, contracting and compacting
  • Tribal energy and utilities
  • Tribal lands and resources
  • Tribal real property law: land into trust, leasing and rights-of-way
  • Trust land acquisitions
  • Utilities

Real Estate And Project Development

Our Indian Law and Gaming practice works closely with the firm’s real estate practice to assist tribal clients with real estate and project development matters. We also represent developers who enter into joint ventures with tribal business partners.

Indian Gaming

Our Indian Gaming practice has a national clientele. We have experience handling a wide variety of matters, including regulation, licensing, compact negotiation, state and federal legislation, real estate and project development, financial transactions, intellectual property, litigation and business Law.

General Business Law Matters

We assist clients in legal matters related to business, including labor and employment, corporate governance, insurance, and finance. Our attorneys can leverage all of these resources to assist our tribal government and tribal enterprise clients with achieving gaming, business development and enterprise operation goals.

Intellectual Property

We frequently work with the firm’s intellectual property attorneys to help tribal clients who need to protect their trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights and patents.


Our litigation experience ensures that our Indian Law attorneys can handle any litigation matter tribal clients bring to the firm. Our attorneys’ unique experience in representing tribal clients ensures that they understand the subtle contours of Indian law, thereby producing excellent results for our tribal clients.


Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
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Peter A. Larson
Peter A. Larson
602.262.5796 / vCard
Frances R. Sjoberg
Frances R. Sjoberg
602.262.5718 / vCard

Intellectual Property

Christy Hubbard
Christy Hubbard
Of Counsel
602.262.0215 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Paul Michael Bielecki
Paul Michael Bielecki
602.262.5354 / vCard
Rachel R. Felix
Rachel R. Felix
602.262.5349 / vCard

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Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
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Peter A. Larson
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