November 20, 2017

Watch Holland & Knight and NAFOA Webinar on Section 17 Corporations

Holland & Knight Native American Law Blog
Kenneth W. Parsons | Kayla Gebeck Carroll

On November 15, Holland & Knight tax attorneys, Kathleen Nilles and Ken Parsons joined the Native American Finance Officers Association in the first part of a two-part webinar series to discuss why choosing a business structure is important to tribal economic development. In part one, the speakers highlighted Section 17 federal law corporations and why they may or may not be a good vehicle for your tribe.

Takeaways from the webinar include:

  • Necessary steps to secure a federal charter from the Department of the Interior
  • Sovereign immunity and waiver provisions that are typically contained in such charters
  • Federal income tax treatment and benefits
  • Governance options
  • State tax treatment of Section 17 corporations
  • Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing Section 17 corporations

Webinar Recording: Tribal Business Structures: Section 17 Corporations Webinar  
Webinar Presentation: Tribal Business Structures: Section 17 Corporations PowerPoint
Webinar Resources: The Tribal Business Structure Handbook 

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