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NATIVE AMERICAN LAW

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POSITION YOURSELF TO THRIVE WITH OUR COMMITMENT TO UNPARALLELED SERVICE Holland & Knight’s Native American Law Team has a thorough understanding of the legal challenges facing Native American clients, from sovereign immunity and financing to the development and operation of hotels, clinics, retail centers, energy production, casinos, infrastructure and utilities. With a deep respect for the traditional values that set tribes apart, we are committed to providing tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations with the same high quality of legal representation demanded by other governments and world-class corporations. Our Native American Law Team utilizes the diverse talents of our attorneys and other professionals to: PROTECT TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY

PRESERVE BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS

DEVELOP RESERVATION ECONOMIES & INFRASTRUCTURE

ENHANCE NATIVE GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS STRUCTURES

YOUR VOICE. OUR ADVOCACY. Events that unfold in the federal Executive Branch and Congress, as well as in state governments, often have a profound and long-lasting effect upon Indian tribes. Recognizing this reality, our Native American Law Team maintains a visible presence in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals, including California, New York, Florida, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and elsewhere.

We Help Shape Indian SelfDetermination and Tribal Self-Governance policies

Our Team Includes former members of Congress and former Congressional staff and officials

We Wrote the Book

on Indian Gaming - our Indian Gaming HandbookTM is widely used by tribal, state and federal regulatory agencies

Our philosophy is to function as an extension of your team. We understand the challenges tribes face, and are able to provide full-service, “one-stop” legal and strategic advice and counsel on all critical issues.

THE HOLLAND & KNIGHT COMMITMENT Our Native American Law Team is devoted to the unique needs of Native American organizations and the complex field of Indian law. We offer clients the resources of experienced Native American law practitioners combined with the diverse talents of more than 1,400 lawyers in every discipline necessary to provide comprehensive services in the field of Indian law and tribal economic development.


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DYNAMIC INDUSTRY SUPPORT We fully engage all resources within the firm to ensure seasoned, creative and timely assistance – the kind of service tribes require to protect their sovereignty and to prosper in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Real Estate

Gaming

Housing

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HIGHLY RESPONSIVE with proactive, innovative strategies that help to create opportunities for our Indian law clients and provide informed advocacy at the highest levels of government

COLLABORATIVE working closely with Native American organizations, and with coalitions and caucuses, to increase support for the interests of our clients

NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Project Financing

Infrastructure

OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH ENABLES HOLLAND & KNIGHT TO BE:

Energy & Economic Development

FAR-REACHING with effective advocacy as a result of our established working relationships throughout Congress and the Executive Branch

HOLLAND & KNIGHT’S STRENGTHS INCLUDE: Federal and State Gov’t. Relations/Advocacy

Tax Planning and IRS Audit Defense

Land Use and Development/ Environmental

Gaming Regulation and Compliance Labor Law and Employee Benefits

Litigation

Healthcare and ACA Compliance

Business Transactions

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT OUR NATIVE AMERICAN LAW TEAM

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2020 Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers guide 2 Native American Law Attorneys nationally ranked for Native American Law

2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide National first-tier ranking for Native American Law Metropolitan first-tier ranking in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for Native American Law “Law Firm of the Year” for Native American Law in 2016

2020 The Best Lawyers in America guide 3 attorneys recognized for Native American Law

Law360 Named 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Native American Law

James Meggesto

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