At Echo Hawk & Olsen we understand the issues and problems facing tribal governments and tribal economic enterprises. Mark Echo Hawk is an enrolled member of Pawnee Nation and has represented multiple Indian tribes for the past two decades. Through years of extensive experience working with tribes as general and special counsel, our firm has become knowledgeable with the issues arising in Indian country and with Indian people that can benefit you. Because we have worked hand in hand with many tribes over the years, we understand the problems you face.
We also recognize the unique and often complex nature of Indian law. We take pride in staying on the cutting edge of academic research in treaty rights, land use and rights of way, gaming regulation, taxation, jurisdiction, code development, water rights, environmental stewardship, TERO, tobacco sales and distribution, SBA 8(a) contracting, and other matters closely tied with tribal interests. Our attorneys focus their continuing legal educations on Indian law, tax matters, business organization, transactions, and other areas impacting tribes. In addition to our work on Indian law issues as tribal attorneys, members of our firm formerly worked as law clerks in federal, state, and tribal courts. The academic backgrounds and intellectual experience Echo Hawk & Olsen attorneys have accumulated in Indian law over years of study and practice enables us to provide unique expertise in Indian law matters.
Our understanding of Indian country and applicable laws enables us to efficiently solve Indian law problems. We strive to provide the highest quality legal services to Indian tribes, tribal businesses, other organizations, and individuals in all governmental, litigation, business, administrative, and environmental matters. We have experience resolving Indian law problems in federal, state, and tribal courts, with agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Interior, and the legislative and executive branches of state and federal governments.
In addition to providing litigation services, we offer a broad range of non-litigation legal services related to Indian law. We have extensive experience drafting business contracts, tribal codes, regulations, policy and procedure manuals, legislation, and other documents critical to the effective operation of tribal governments. We can advise and assist in many aspects of modern tribal governments, including economic development, tribal constitutions, gaming ordinances, jurisdiction, sovereignty, treaty rights, business enterprises, law enforcement, judicial services, land acquisition, financing, reservation diminishment, and taxation among others. We also offer specialized training services, such as training council members, commissioners, and employees regarding applicable laws.
The attorneys at Echo Hawk & Olsen know Indian law and are well-suited to provide legal representation in Indian law-related matters.