Blaine Green leads the Native American Law practice at Pillsbury, one of a small number of big firms nationally recognized in this area. Mr. Green represents tribes, as well as companies working with tribes, on a wide range of transactional (project finance, land-into-trust, construction), regulatory (gaming, tax compliance and advice) and litigation (disputes in tribal, state and federal courts, and Interior Board of Indian Appeals, and arbitrations) matters.
In addition, Mr. Green litigates and arbitrates a broad array of complex commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on environmental, land use, tax and intellectual property disputes. He has first-chaired jury trials, court trials and arbitrations, and successfully argued cases before the California courts of appeal and the Ninth Circuit resulting in many published decisions.
Mr. Green has an industry focus on the transportation, energy and sports/leisure/hospitality sectors, including representation of railroads, conventional and renewable energy producers, casino operators and service providers, and sports teams.
- Leader of Chambers-ranked Native American Law practice (nationally ranked since 2007).
- Keta Taylor Colby Award, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (2008)
Various Federal Courts
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa