R. Daniel Carter practices in both litigation and transactional matters, with a particular focus on Native American law, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, and regulatory compliance. Daniel has helped clients with matters that include tribal governmental affairs, tribal?federal relations, energy transactions, environmental litigation, Native American business transactions, business agreements and acquisitions, Indian gaming, tribal treaty rights, realty transactions and disputes, breach?of?trust litigation, tribal code drafting, fee?to?trust acquisitions, and tribe’s rights as sovereign nations, among many other things. He also currently serves as the Attorney General for the Sac and Fox Nation, which includes work related to criminal and juvenile matters.
Daniel’s litigation experience includes work in federal, state, tribal and appellate courts, as well as administrative appeals. His litigation matters include those of first-impression, most recently actions related to Native American law, tribal sovereign immunity, fee?to?trust acquisitions, Indian gaming, tort defense, and treaty rights.
In the transactional area, Daniel has recently worked with clients in financing, mergers and acquisitions, realty transactions, contract formation, employee benefits, code drafting, federal contracting, intergovernmental agreements, and many other business and governmental matters. He has recently assisted with innovative economic development projects, including those related to renewable energy projects and Native American lending enterprises.
With prior experience working as a counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Daniel offers a unique understanding of the federal legislation, processes, and policies related to Native American law. He worked extensively on legislation related to tribal energy resources, water, tax, infrastructure, economic development, and other matters related to Native American law.