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Indian Law

Indian Law at Lockridge Grindal Nauen is tailored to the unique needs of the client, whether tribal or individual. With offices in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., the firm's Government Relations team has represented various tribal concerns at the local, state and federal levels for more than fifteen years on issues ranging from Indian gaming to obtaining federal monies to promoting economic development on various Indian reservations.


The firm's attorneys possess a broad range of experience in Indian law issues including tribal sovereignty, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, and economic development, ranging from business transactions to labor and employment law. The firm provides advice in the areas of corporate law, environmental law, employment law, utilities and technology law and health care law including the creation of tribal health care plans.


Sovereignty Issues

  • Jurisdiction disputes with federal, state and local governmental bodies.
  • Development of tribal laws and ordinances.
  • Preservation of the federal trust responsibility and the government-to-government relationship.

Treaty Rights

  • Assertion and protection of treaty guaranteed rights.

Economic Development

  • Business Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law and Policies
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Health Care Law
  • Indian Gaming
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Technology / Telecom Law
  • Tribal Infrastructure

Government Relations

  • Federal Lobbying (utilizing our Washington, D.C. office)
  • State Lobbying
  • Local Lobbying


  • Attorneys