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Indian Nations Law Update - March 2016

March 14, 2016

Godfrey & Kahn to present on solar, wind and other renewable energy opportunities at NAIHC/Amerind Housing Conference May 10

By transitioning from reliance on coal-based energy produced by state-regulated utilities to reservation-based renewable energy, tribes enhance their economic independence, promote tribal environmental values and reduce energy costs. Godfrey & Kahn Indian Nations law team leader Brian Pierson and Environment & Energy Strategies team leader John Clancy will present “Financing Clean, Cost-Effective Renewable Energy for Tribal Housing” on Tuesday, May 10, at the 2016 AMERIND Risk/NAIHC Annual Convention & Trade Fair at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI. Illustrating with real world, Indian country examples, we will describe how formation of limited liability companies enables tribes and TDHEs, otherwise unable to take advantage of tax credits, to obtain financing from investors through the federal renewable energy tax credits and explain the role of power purchase agreements, net metering and other issues relating to the economics of renewable energy. Godfrey & Kahn works extensively with tribes on the solar, wind and other renewable energy projects. For more information, contact Brian Pierson at 414.287.9456 or

Godfrey & Kahn’s 27th annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar scheduled for April

Godfrey & Kahn’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group will present its annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar at three locations throughout the state of Wisconsin. All seminars run from 8 a.m. to noon, at the following locations: 

  • Milwaukee – Wednesday, April 13  (Hyatt Regency Milwaukee)
  • Madison – Tuesday, April 19  (Monona Terrace)
  • Green Bay – Tuesday, April 26  (Lambeau Field Atrium)

The seminar, which is offered free of charge, is designed to serve the needs of executives, in-house counsel, human resource professionals and front-line supervisors. Pending approval by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, this seminar may be eligible for CLE credits.

To register or for more information, please click here.

Godfrey & Kahn works with tribes of labor and employment law issues of every sort, including union organizing, EEOC claims, Fair Labor Standards Act, tribal preference, insurance, development of tribal employment laws, employee handbooks, etc. For more information, contact Brian Pierson at 414.287.9456 or

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