Washington State Indian Lawyer Gabe Galanda Quoted Re: AUTO v. State Decision

Gabe Galanda was quoted in a WSBA Bar News article, "In Good Conscience: Analyzing the Automotive United Trades Org. v. State of Washington."

The Court’s decision, according to Gabriel Galanda, an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Mendocino County, California and Seattle Indian law attorney, spells fallout for burgeoning state-tribal relations. “Currently, there are over 200 statetribal tax agreements in effect nationwide, resolving ex ante a variety of potential tax disputes. And Washington state and its tribes are just starting to smooth out the edges of their tax disputes using compacts,” said Galanda. “But now,” he explains, “the Court’s decision permits suits against tribes, essentially, in absentia.

Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm.  He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California.  Gabe assists tribal governments and businesses in all matters of tribal economic development and diversification, including entity formation and related tax strategy. Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or gabe@galandabroadman.com.