We served as the lead negotiator reprenting Pierce County, the Port of Tacoma, the cities of Tacoma, Fife and Puyallup, and various private landowners and businesses in the Puyallup Indian Land and Jurisdictional Claims Settlement - one of the largest Indian settlements in the country. Spanning six years, this complex multi-party effort required us to identify the key issues and claims to be resolved, research legal and historical points, engage in strategic and policy planning, and obtain the involvement and commitment of all affected parties. The negotiations resulted in a comprehensive $162 million settlement package approved and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Washington State legislature, local governments, and private parties, in exchange for the Puyallup Indian Tribe's agreement to relinquish claims to large expanses of land in the Tacoma area.