About Mark Levitan - Attorney at Law
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About

Mark Levitan - Attorney at Law

Mark A. Levitan

Education

J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 1996
B.A., cum laude with honors, Brandeis University, 1991

Experience

Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan LLP
California Indian Legal Services
DNA People’s Legal Services

Legal Background

Mark has been representing Tribal governments and individuals in Indian country since 1996.
He started out in Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, working with legal aid for indigent people.
He then moved to Bishop, California and continued working with Indian legal services.
In 2002, he moved to Sacramento to work with the law firm of Monteau & Peebles, which evolved to become Fredericks Peebles & Morgan.
Mark spent over seven years with the firm, three as a partner.
In 2010, he started his own practice based in Sonora, California.

Mark works to empower Tribal governments to realize self-determination; to create their own future in the modern world. Mark assists Tribal governments with the tools to effectively govern, defend their jurisdiction, and develop the economic potential to be self-sufficient.

Specific Experience

Tribal Governance

Ordinances
Constitutions
Elections
Enrollment
Fee to Trust
Intergovernmental agreements

Tribal Economic Development

Gaming
Cannabis
Lending
Energy
Financing

Pro Bono

Legal counsel to Great Sioux Nation He Sapa (Black Hills) Initiative.
Assistance to start-up non-profits dedicated to rights of indigenous peoples.
Legal counsel for the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from 2004 – 2014.