Over 125 years combined service to Indian Country

Practice Areas

Tribal Gaming Commissions

MPKGC partners James Cohen, Michael Pfeffer, Jenny Kim, and John Maier are experienced in advising tribal gaming commissions on a wide range of organizational, legal, and operational matters involving core roles, functions, and regulatory duties of g…

Trust Land Acquisition

MPKGC has extensive experience in the federal fee-to-trust process, in recent years having successfully navigated several different tribes from initial fee-to-trust application to final grant deeds. MPKGC has managed all stages of tribal trust acquis…

ICWA

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. §1901 et. seq., is considered one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for tribes, children and families. Enacted in 1978, the ICWA provides tribes, parents, Indian children and Indi…

Tribal TANF

A notable aspect of the MPKGC’s practice involves advising clients on matters pertaining to Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). The firm has extensive, in-depth experience in every aspect of Tribal TANF administration, providing…

Indian Housing

Tribal authority and capacity to plan and operate a successful Indian housing program is a core pillar of sovereignty and an exercise of tribal self-determination providing tangible, visible benefits to improving the lives of tribal members. MPKGC’…

Employment and Labor

Employment and labor law in Indian Country can be a difficult terrain to navigate. Thankfully, MPKGC LLP has extensive experience in all aspects of employment relations, having advised numerous tribes and tribal organizations throughout the years, bo…

Gaming

MPKGC attorneys are experienced in advising tribal gaming facilities as well as tribal gaming commissions on a wide range of organizational, legal, and operational matters involving core roles, functions, and regulatory duties of gaming facilities, c…

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