Indian Land Leasing and Development

Indian land use and development matters frequently present complex issues of tribal sovereignty, federal regulatory oversight and jurisdiction, and sovereign immunity. Our lawyers actively represent allotted Indian landowners, Tribal governments, and private companies related to development projects on Indian land. We have negotiated business development leases, licensing and right-to-use agreements, and purchase agreements converting Indian land to fee property. Working with the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and various tribal governments, SBEMP has developed a unique expertise and strong reputation in Indian land use and development matters.