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Indian Law

The Law Offices of Thomas Eagle Weathers, P.C. represents tribes, businesses, and individuals in all matters involving Indian law, whether litigation or transactional. We recognize the challenges facing tribal governments as they seek to expand their economic opportunities and protect their tribal sovereignty. We have helped tribes develop economically, address personnel matters, grow their businesses, navigate the regulatory landscape, put land into trust, defend their jurisdiction, raise capital, restructure debt, negotiate complicated commercial instruments, draft laws and ordinances, manage natural resources, and protect their children through the Indian Child Welfare Act.

We also appreciate the challenges facing outsiders involved in tribal court or wanting to do business on a reservation. Because we have represented plaintiffs and defendants in tribal court, we understand the unique issues facing all participants in tribal court. We have worked with many tribes, tribal entities, non-tribal businesses, and individuals to help them achieve their goals in tribal court, on Indian reservations, and outside Indian country – while respecting tribal sovereignty.

We offer advice and counsel as well as representation in tribal, state, and federal court. We are guided by the fact that the client makes the substantive decisions with our input and recommendations. Our Indian law practice includes the following areas:

Administrative

Appellate

Commercial

Corporations

Easements

Employment and Labor

Environmental

Gaming

Government Contracting

Indian Child Welfare

Jurisdiction

Leasing

Natural Resources

Personal Injury

Social Services

Transportation

Tribal Codes

Trust Land Acquisitions

Alaska Native

Business

Construction

Cultural Resources

Economic Development

Energy

Finance

General Counsel

Housing

Insurance

Land Use

Litigation

Negligence

Probate

Taxation

Treaty Rights

Tribal Governance

Water Rights