At the heart of many Indian law issues lies the issue of jurisdiction. Whether it is a business partner, an outside vendor, a state government or federal agency, very few understand tribal sovereignty and how it impacts a tribe’s ability to govern its lands and citizens.
As an Indian law attorney, Owen’s job is to protect a tribe’s sovereign interests, defending the tribe from unwanted encroachment on its jurisdiction. Whether it’s the form of dispute resolution in a simple contract, or a complex MOU with a federal agency, understanding the legal landscape in these situations is critical and helps to ensure that tribal sovereignty is protected.
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