A comprehensive approach to tribal policy allows Indian nations to achieve the goals that they have set. On a daily basis, tribal leadership is faced with the task of managing challenges to sovereignty, mitigating outside forces that undermine potential for economic health and growth, social issues among tribal communities, and numerous other threats to the vitality of the nation and its people. Tribal leadership is expected to manage these issues while also planning for opportunity and growth.
These complex problems require the ability to react quickly and develop comprehensive solutions. Many attorneys focus only on the legal issues in developing a strategy, which can leave several avenues unexplored. To guarantee the best likelihood of success, strategies must be developed with consideration to more than just legal options. Because of his extensive in-house experience, Owen can help develop a comprehensive plan that considers the client’s goals and objectives, and incorporates the input of the public relations team, lobbyists, and legal team all working together to achieve them. Sometimes the best results can be obtained without having to go to court at all.
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