Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is dedicated to serving the needs of Indian Country across California and throughout the nation. We have a deep understanding of the complex challenges faced by Indian tribes and tribal businesses. Our experts draw on extensive experience and a strong commitment to tribal self-governance and self-determination to provide clients with legal services on matters as diverse as fee-to-trust, governance, gaming, finance, environmental, cultural resources, labor and litigation. We understand that advancing tribal sovereignty requires a keen awareness of tribal clients’ histories, challenges and values, which members of our team have acquired through decades of service to Indian Country, including elected tribal leadership.
The Native American Law team also draws on the firm’s deep experience representing public agencies of all kinds on energy, infrastructure, economic development and governance. We understand how government works and can design tailored solutions to meet the needs of the governmental bodies we represent. That experience in the public sector sets Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell’s practice apart from other firms.
Our team has represented tribal clients with tribal law development and reform, trust land acquisition (commonly referred to as “fee-to-trust”), cultural resources protection and financing, as well as large-scale economic development projects. We understand the complex web of tribal, federal (and sometimes state) regulatory structures associated with trust land acquisitions and tribal development projects, which enables us to assist our tribal clients in all phases of development. As tribal governments grow and diversify their economies, we assist in the development and implementation of tribal legal infrastructures to meet their growing needs.