Blake M. Trueblood

Blake M. Trueblood is a founding partner of Trueblood Law Group P. A., a Florida based economic development, business and Indian law firm. Blake is the managing partner of the firm's Fort Lauderdale, Florida office.

Blake earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Florida State University and his law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Blake has also earned a Masters in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Blake is an enrolled tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Blake has significant experience in several areas of economic development, including Tribal enterprises, Bitcoin/Blockchain based-ventures and other innovative technologies. Blake is a frequent commentator on the subject of Tribal Cannabis and has been quoted in several major publications, including the New York Times and the Miami Herald. 

From November 2014 through March 2016, Blake served as the Director of Business Development for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Inc. (NCAIED), the largest non-profit that serves the economic development interests of Indian Country. In November 2016, Blake joined the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA), the national trade association that represents the interest of Native American owned financial services providers. Blake currently serves as NAFSA's General Counsel and Chief of Staff. 

Blake is Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a BJJ instructor at American Top Team Fort Lauderdale.

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