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 In 1997, Hobbs Straus lawyers assisted the Susanville Indian Rancheria become one of the first tribes in the country to use the provisions of ISDEAA to successfully acquire Department of Army surplus property in trust under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Tribal Business Entities

  • Provide counsel to tribes and tribal organizations to identify business goals and how best to structure business enterprises to achieve goals efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist with the formation and on-going matters related to the following types of business entities:
    • Federally chartered corporations
    • Tribally chartered corporations
    • State chartered corporations
    • State chartered or tribally chartered limited liability companies
      Joint ventures
    • Tribal authorities and tribal enterprises
  • Identify and assist with issues surrounding the protection of corporate board members and management.
  • Provide advice on how to protect the powers of sovereign immunity and issues related to waivers of sovereign immunity.
  • Advise and assist with planning and securing corporate financing.
    Analyze, review and prepare financing documents.
  • Provide counsel and preparation of documents related to holding General Counsel meetings and enacting resolutions related to corporate governance matters.


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