As Galanda Broadman celebrates our 5th-year anniversary today, we are honored to have been featured by Law360 as a "go to" tribal boutique law firm nationally.
Handling the array of everyday legal matters for tribes and for the growing cadre of business-minded members are the relatively small but nimble boutiques like . . . Galanda Broadman PLLC . . .
Gabe Galanda, a name partner of the growing, 5-year-old Galanda Broadman, said boutiques like his can more nimbly adapt to price pressures given that there is less overhead to shoulder.
"We see ourselves as filling niches that big firms cannot fill. We increasingly represent tribal individuals . . .," Galanda said, adding that the firm can also often represent tribe members without running into the conflicts — with, say, a developer or energy company — that a larger law firm might hit upon. . . .
Galanda added that his boutique has regularly worked with larger law firms.
"We certainly collaborate with a lot of firms that would be styled as competitors. We have hired them, and we have been hired by them," Galanda said.
Galanda Broadman was recently named to the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the arena of Native American Law. With offices in Seattle, Washington and Bend, Oregon, the firm represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters, especially in matters of Indian Treaty rights, tribal sovereignty and taxation.