Lynn Slade Discussed Energy in Indian Country at Talk

Lynn SladeLynn Slade (`76) was the guest speaker at an April 18 brown bag lunch at the University of New Mexico School of Law. The title of his talk was, “A View from the Bar: Energy Development in Indian Country."

Slade provides a summary of his talk, “There is tremendous opportunity for energy development in Indian country, ranging from renewable energy sources to conventional fuels. However, development presents unique challenges for tribes, individual Indian landowners and private energy developers. This discussion will focus on the unique issues federal Indian law and tribal laws present for successful energy development of conventional or renewable energy, including Native American landholdings and authorizations for development, addressing the consequences of tribal sovereignty in dispute resolution, law, regulation, taxation, and fundamentals of developing a workable agreement.”

Slade is a shareholder at Modrall Sperling where he focuses his practice on federal Indian law and Native American law, along with energy, natural resources, environmental law and complex litigation.

In his Indian law practice, he advises and counsels natural resource and energy developers, financial institutions, utilities, and other businesses in transactions and project development, including extensive involvement with renewable energy projects.  He also leads litigation teams in disputes concerning resource development, environmental regulation and business activities on Indian lands. 

The talk is part of a brown bag series sponsored by the Utton Transboundary Resources Center, the Environmental Law Society and the UNM School of Law Natural Resources Program.

April 11, 2012

Video of his talk can be viewed here.