Native American Legal Affairs

Native American Legal Affairs and Tribal Issues

Steven Ungar has served as Special Counsel to a number of Native American tribes on both internal and external matters involving criminal law, regulatory compliance, taxation, gaming, and jurisdictional and economic development matters. Working with colleagues at the firm and hand-picked consultants, Steven approaches serious problems in a manner ranging from “under the radar” strategic counsel to task-force type representation, providing legal assistance to Tribal councils and boards focusing on:

  • Tribal governance;
  • Tribal elections;
  • Negotiations with the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, BIA and other federal agencies;
  • Tribal gaming and related federal and state regulatory issues, including Compacts, IGRA and NIGC compliance, and state-level gaming commissions;
  • Financial transactions and restructuring;
  • Environmental regulatory compliance.