Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP is pleased to announce that Telly Meier has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office where he will focus on tax issues facing Indian tribal governments, including federal and state tax matters, employee benefits, business structuring, and Bank Secrecy Act audits of Indian gaming facilities.
Prior to joining Hobbs Straus, Telly led the Office of Indian Tribal Governments within the Internal Revenue Service. During that time, Telly was responsible for overseeing exams of Indian tribes and directing outreach to assist tribes in fulfilling their tax obligations. Telly’s accomplishments include issuing Publication 5424 (Income Tax Guide for Native American Individuals and Sole Proprietors), ensuring the issuance of guidance under the Seafood Trade Relief Program, serving as point person on Tribal Economic Development Bonds guidance (Notice 2012-48), and leading efforts to implement the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.
Telly is originally from North Dakota where he attended North Dakota State University. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota and Masters of Tax at the University of Florida.