Land Into Trust & Land Acquisition

The land into trust process has many aspects, such as drafting and submitting tribal resolutions and application, compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act, briefing agencies, working with legislative and congressional staff to get their support, and defending an appeal for the final agency decision. The Circle Law Group has handled all aspects of this process and has a record of success with fee-to-trust applications in California.

In some instances, a Tribe may decide that it seeks to acquire rights in off-reservation lands for economic or other purposes. The Circle Law Group attorneys have successfully represented Tribal governments and tribal non-profit entities in acquiring off-reservation lands in fee, negotiating cultural preservation easements and establishing living trusts for Indian families to protect off-reservation investments.