In this session, professionals from Holland & Knight's Washington, DC office discuss opportunities for Tribes as a result of recently enacted legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act. Presenters address what Indian Country can expect next from Congress, including opportunities created through a potential Farm bill.
Nicole Elliott, Holland & Knight LLP
Kayla Gebeck Carroll, Holland & Knight LLP
Kenneth Parsons, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
James Washinawatok II, Tribal Attorney, Southern Ute Indian Tribe Legal Department
Doreen McPaul, Esq.; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
Virjinya Torrez, Assistant Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Secretary, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
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Nicole Elliott is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Elliott was a U.S. Department of Treasury Executive and member of the senior executive team with the Internal Revenue Service acting as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner. As a registered lobbyist, Ms. Elliott is involved in a variety of policy issues before Congress and various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Treasury. Ms. Elliott helps clients impact and understand the various laws passed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Elliott currently represents several tribes, and has been very active in working with tribes to understand the Fiscal Recovery Funds as included in the American Rescue Plan as well as tribal opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Kayla Gebeck Carroll is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Public Policy and Regulation Group. Ms. Gebeck Carroll provides strategic advice and counsel as well as developing federal advocacy strategies for corporations, coalitions, tribal governments and Alaska Native Corporations before Congress and the executive branch. Ms. Gebeck Carroll's areas of focus include agriculture, trade, natural resources, environment, transportation, tax, appropriations, economic development and diversification, government contracts, self-governance, social services, trust land and United States-Canada border crossing.
Kenneth W. Parsons is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Parsons represents Native American governments across the country on tax and business structuring issues. His experience includes IRS audits and tax planning under the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014. He also provides counsel on numerous other aspects of law with tax implications for Native American governments and their members, including the tribal expenditure opportunities and compliance requirements under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act's (CARES Act) Coronavirus Relief Fund, the American Rescue Plan's Fiscal Recovery Fund, and the Inflation Reduction Act. Mr. Parsons is a member of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee's Subcommittee on the General Welfare Exclusion and the National Intertribal Tax Alliance Board of Directors.