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GAMING AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY KERRY PATTERSON JOINS PROCOPIO AS PARTNER

March 23, 2017 (San Diego) – Accomplished tribal attorney Kerry Patterson has joined Procopio as a partner, working in the firm’s Native American Law practice group  and on its Real Estate and Environmental team.

“We are excited to welcome Kerry as our newest partner,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “The combination of Kerry’s expertise in gaming and real estate transactions and her strong relationships with tribal leaders will be instrumental in assisting our clients in Arizona, California and throughout the Western Region.”

Kerry is a tribal attorney focusing on gaming, commercial transactions, finance and economic development in Indian country. She has successfully developed challenging gaming projects in both Arizona and California and has negotiated several tribal-state gaming compacts resulting in significant savings and benefits for her tribal clients. As an expert in fee to trust acquisitions and federal leasing, Kerry enjoys working with clients pursuing economic development opportunities in Indian country. 

“Kerry is a true leader in her field, and we are so fortunate to have her join the firm,” said Ted Griswold, Native American Law practice group leader. “We look forward to expanding our services to tribal communities in California, Arizona and beyond with Kerry as a key partner on our team.” 

Procopio’s Native American Law practice comprises attorneys experienced in representing and counseling tribal governments, tribal businesses, intertribal organizations, tribal-affiliated entities and private entities that enhance tribal economic and cultural opportunities. Its attorneys offer services and support to many programs in tribal communities by sponsoring, supporting and participating in a wide range of activities, including partnerships with tribal health and wellness events. Procopio’s Native American Law Internship is another example of the firm’s long-standing tradition of giving back to the community, and continues the firm’s investment in the future legal leaders of Indian Country.

“I’m very excited to join a law firm with such a strong commitment to Indian Country and extensive experience in helping Native American tribes achieve their long-term goals,” Patterson said. “I look forward to working with Ted to continue the firm’s tradition of providing excellent client service and legal solutions on a wide range of issues facing tribes.”

Procopio has several resources available to those who would like to know more about Native American lands and culture. You can visit the Native American Law blog, Blogging Circle, which offers insights on legal news and ideas affecting Native American communities. The Procopio Native American Law app, Indigenous San Diego, is a free app that connects San Diego visitors to the area’s tribal lands, museums, businesses, exhibits and cultural landmarks. Indigenous San Diego is available on iTunes and Google Play.

About Procopio

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line.  With more than 150 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Austin and Los Angeles–we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term.  Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle.  Our global reach across Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities.  At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive.  Learn more at Procopio.com.

Media Contact:  Patrick Ross
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Phone:  619.906.5740
Email:  Patrick.Ross@procopio.com