Attorney Brian Utsey Understands Indian Contract LawAttorney Brian Utsey Understands
the Quirks in Indian Contract Law
Under federal law, Indian tribes are considered “domestic dependent nations” with sovereign rights to govern their lands and people. While there are many exceptions, this is the fundamental basis of Indian contract law.

Tribal Laws govern your contract

This means that each tribe is free to decide how they govern contracts between tribal governments and outside companies and individuals. They also can govern contracts between outsiders and tribal members or their companies.

Tribal sovereignty gives tribes complete power over all contracts and they can negate any and all provisions of an Indian contract unless the issue of tribal sovereignty is dealt with correctly beforehand.

Every Tribe has different laws

To complicate matters, every tribal government has it's own set of laws, some of which may be very different than standard U.S. Law.

Indian contract law and the issue of tribal sovereignty are complex, and have cost many unknowing companies and individuals tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Law Offices of Brian Utsey is knowledgeable and experienced with the intricacies of Indian contract law. It would be a prudent decision to consult an Indian law attorney like Brian Utsey before entering into any tribal or Indian contract.

Your initial consultation with Tribal Sovereignty Lawyer Brian Utsey is free.

For any questions concerning Tribal Sovereignty and Indian Contract Law, contact the Law Offices of Brian Utsey.

Call 480-538-5024

Brian Utsey, Attorney at Law, serves clients with family law, estate planning and Indian law concerns in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area including Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, El Mirage, Eloy, Florence, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Maricopa, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, & Surprise. We also serve clients from all of Arizona's Indian Tribes: Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa-Ak Chin Indian Reservation, Cocopah Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation, Tonto Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation.

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