Tribal Land Recovery

Anderson Indian Law provides its tribal clients with experienced and sound advice on all tribal land recovery and acquisition issues. Having served as a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, and later as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Mr. Anderson brings over three decades of in depth knowledge and understanding – both from the legislative and agency perspectives that create results for tribal clients.

Below is a list of Anderson Indian Law's successful tribal land recovery efforts on behalf of our clients:

  • Lead attorney in a 214 acre acquisition for the Table Mountain Rancheria (October, 2015)
  • Lead attorney in a 534 acre acquisition for the Soboba Band of Luiseńo (Horseshoe Grande) (May, 2015)
  • Lead attorney in a 533 acre acquisition for San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (January, 2015)
  • Lead attorney in a 626 acre acquisition for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe (January, 2014)
  • Lead attorney in a 9 acre acquisition for San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (2012)

Anderson Indian Law has also successfully represented our clients in tribal land recovery cases that were challenged in Court:

  • Lead litigation counsel on behalf of Mechoopda for Plaintiff challenge to Indian Tribal gaming acquisition (Butte County California vs. Chaudhuri, 2015)(Litigation Pending)
  • Lead litigation counsel on behalf of Table Mountain Rancheria in successful defense of challenge to land acquisition (Big Sandy Rancheria vs. Pacific Regional Director, 2015) (IBIA Decision in favor of Table Mountain)
  • Lead litigation counsel on behalf of San Pasqual Band for Plaintiff challenge to tribal land acquisition (Valley Center School District vs. Pacific Regional Director)(Mutual Settlement)
  • Lead Administrative Counsel to Gun Lake tribe (Michigan) (in fee to trust process and trust acquisition of casino site)