Bart Freedman, Esq., as a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, has a broad Indian law practice. He has represented a tribal corporation and tribal members in successfully asserting that tribal courts should be given first opportunity to consider claims arising under federal law. He has also represented local governments and private parties on a government to government basis with Indian tribes on issues including treaty rights, fee to trust land transfers and cultural resources.
Elizabeth Crouse, Esq. is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. She provides business-focused solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax problems in a variety of transactions and investment structures. Elizabeth is familiar with navigating the challenges and opportunities of the Opportunity Zones incentive and U.S. federal and state renewable energy tax incentive programs.
Ben Mayer, Esq. is an associate in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. He represents clients in negotiations and transactions with Indian tribes on issues related to sovereign immunity, tribal jurisdiction, treaty rights, historic and cultural resources, and taxing. He has advised clients on these matters in relation to financial services agreements, oil and gas leases, contracts for goods and services, individual Shellfish Management Plans (SMPs), property acquisition financing, and interlocal taxing agreements.
Francesca Eick, Esq. is an associate in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. She represents public and private clients in negotiations and transactions with Indian tribes on issues related to sovereign immunity, treaty rights, and historic and cultural resources. Most recently, she has advised clients on recent legal developments related to treaty-protected fishing and hunting rights.
Tommy Miller, Esq. has a broad background in Indian law, having worked on a wide range of issues for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Office of the Reservation Attorney, the Indian Health Service Office of Tribal Self-Governance, and as outside counsel to Tribes and Tribal Corporations. In 2018, Mr. Miller founded Methow Law, a firm focused on enhancing tribal sovereignty through economic and legal infrastructure development. Mr. Miller is a proud member of the Colville Tribes and serves on the boards of the Northwest Indian Bar Association and the Native American Alumni of Harvard University.