12:00-1:00 p.m., Callister, Nebeker, and McCullough (10 East South Temple)
This CLE will explore two crucial issues in Federal Indian Law. 1) The extent and limitations of tribal taxing and regulatory authority over non-Indian parties, and the types of taxes that tribes can assess in these circumstances. 2) Tribal regulatory jurisdiction over non-Indian activities on Indian reservations and tribal sovereign Immunity from lawsuits.
1 hour CLE (pending). This event is free but there is $15 lunch option provided upon request.
Speakers: Alex Skibine & Mike Walch
Professor Skibine received a B.A. in political science and French literature from Tufts University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1989, Professor Skibine served as Deputy Counsel for Indian Affairs for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Professor Skibine has published many articles in the area of federal Indian law and he is frequently invited to speak on federal Indian law issues at venues around the country. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar association. Professor Skibine teaches administrative law, constitutional law, torts, and federal Indian law.
Michael C. Walch‘s practice focuses primarily on tax and business matters, transaction planning for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals, both domestic and international, including preparation of tax returns. Michael has expertise in representation in federal and state tax controversies and appeals. He also advises business principals on executive compensation packages, tax-free exchanges, reduction in liability, protection of assets, and non-profit activities. Michael represents both purchasers and sellers of ongoing businesses in mergers and acquisitions utilizing corporate and tax strategies, negotiating financing, and preparation of transactional documents. He has successfully negotiated over 200 commercial leases, obtained necessary zoning permits, and represented purchasers of investment properties utilizing real estate tax planning strategies. Recently, Michael was appointed Chair of the Native American Law subcommittee of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law section of the Utah State Bar.