People often speak about the advantages of doing business in Indian country. Unfortunately, those same advantages can also make outside businesses perceive tribes as unfamiliar, confusing, and possibly intimidating to do business with.
True economic diversification goes beyond building a hotel or golf course to support the tribal casino. It involves investing in different sectors that aren’t subject to the same economic forces as gaming, as well a sophisticated approach to pursuing those investments. Sometimes the investment you don’t make is as important as the one you do. Owen has been at the table during the earliest discussions of a concept and worked to see them through to completion, and has regularly helped bridge the gap between outside businesses and the tribe.
With a decade of in-house experience for a large and prosperous tribe, Owen has advised on almost every type of legal issue facing Indian nations today. Owen's private practice in corporate and tax matters also lends a seasoned perspective to transactional and economic development projects.learn more