Nancy J. Appleby

Native American Law AttorneyNancy Appleby is a recognized expert and consultant in real estate and project development on tribal land. Her strength and reputation are the result of nearly 40 years of experience and expertise in commercial real estate, lending, and federal Indian law. Her primary areas of practice involving federal Indian law include tribal real estate and mortgage law; construction and permanent lending for commercial projects; title insurance; teaming agreements; the Indian Financing Act Guaranteed Loan Program; commercial and retail leasing; project development and financing; traditional and alternative energy development; ground leasing; easements; land use covenants; conditions and restrictions; dispute resolution and regulatory and agency matters. She represents creditors, real estate developers, energy development companies, title insurance companies (underwriting and claims), large and small corporations, business owners and contractors, including those partnering with Native American-owned businesses. She is also an experienced expert witness in litigation involving federal Indian law issues.


Attorney Nancy Appleby is highly-certified and recognized nationwide for her expertise. She is a Fellow of the Board of Regents of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, the American Bar Association’s representative on the Uniform Law Committee’s Drafting Committee on a Model Tribal Probate Code, an American Bar Association Fellow and the Chair of the American Land Titles Association Native American Lands Committee. Ms. Appleby is highly ranked by Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers® and has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating. View all certifications and credentials here.