For Investors, Indian Country Presents Unique Issues

Law360, New York (April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the United States economy continues to move toward an economic slowdown, many lenders, investors and developers are seeking means of diversifying their portfolios.

For some, economic development opportunities in Indian country are increasingly seen as an attractive investment option. Indian tribes are highly committed to creating jobs on reservations and to creating a sound economic base for their people.

Despite this enthusiasm for developing projects on Indian lands, investors should tread carefully. Indian tribal laws and federal laws related to Indian tribes are complex and...
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