Reed Bienvenu

Reed C. Bienvenu joined Kanji & Katzen in 2022 and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Reed can be contacted at**

Education: Reed received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2010, and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University in 2005.

Prior Experience: Before joining Kanji & Katzen, Reed was a senior attorney in the Indian law practice of Rothstein Donatelli LLP in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to that, Reed worked in the litigation department of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, in New York City.

Areas of Concentration: Reed’s practice focuses on the representation of Indian tribes and tribal entities, particularly in the areas of:

  • Gaming
  • Water Rights
  • Taxation
  • Trespass
  • Employment
  • Cannabis
  • Tribal Governance
  • Historic and Cultural Properties

Reed is an experienced litigator in federal, state, and tribal courts. Reed’s practice also includes advising tribal governments and officials, negotiating contracts and intergovernmental agreements, and drafting tribal codes and ordinances.

Professional Activities: Reed is on the Board of the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar. Reed is also a member of the New Mexico First Judicial District Bar Association and a former Barrister Member of the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court.

Bar Memberships:

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • State Bar of New York
  • S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and D.C. Circuit
  • S. District Courts for the District of New Mexico, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York
  • Tribal Court for the Pueblo of Santa Ana
  • Tribal Court for the Pueblo of Santa Clara
  • Tribal Court for Ohkay Owingeh