Tribal & Native American
Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP represents Indian nations and tribal members in California in a wide range of legal matters, including
- Litigation and administrative law
- Real estate, hotel and resort development
- Trust land acquisitions and divestitures
- Employment law and commercial law
- Relations with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, state and local governments
- Tribal codes and regulations
- Allotment issues
The firm has defended numerous Indian tribes in tort and personal injury claims. We also have worked on many real estate development projects on Indian trust land for Indian allottees, non-Indians, and Tribes. Through this work, we have negotiated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on long-term business development leases, trust to fee land sales, and supervised the preparation, review and implementation of environmental site assessments – including site characterizations, NEPA and CEQA compliance and issuance of building and development permits. In connection with this work, the firm has handled complex real estate transactions, addressed numerous title issues, and coordinated with federal and private entities to ensure prompt and proper progress. The firm has served as counsel in many substantial land purchases.
Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP has the experience, abilities and resources to provide effective representation for our Native American clients as they work to cultivate tribal assets to the advantage of their communities. We energetically defend and protect tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction from private or government organizations.
To arrange a consultation with an experienced and dedicated tribal law attorney, call our office at (760) 322-2275.