Biography and History

Founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1844, the law firm of McCarter & English is today the oldest and largest law office in the state. Long renowned for its work in litigation, corporate, tax, trusts and estates, and real estate practice, the firm has also developed expertise in the fields of bankruptcy, intellectual property, environmental and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and public finance. Its clients include corporations, public and private institutions, and individuals.

Source: From the finding aid for WC030

  • McCarter and English Records on U.S. Indian Claims Cases. 1958-1970 (inclusive).

    Call Number: WC030

    This collection consists of materials collected by the law firm of McCarter & English of Newark, New Jersey in connection with representation of the Iowa, Sac and Fox, Otoe and Missouria, and Omaha tribes before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970. The records document the cases; briefs, findings of fact, valuations, reports and orders are included. More significantly, the records include a vast storehouse of evidentiary documentation on the history of these tribes and others, much of it dating to the early nineteenth century.