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Business Entity Formation 101

Written By:  Kristy Garrett A reoccurring question that commonly arises in the area of commercial transactions is, “What type of legal entity should I form for my business?”  The answer to that question depends on, among other factors, the type, the size, the management, and the intended purpose of the business.  There are many important [...]

January 5th, 2018|

Repealing Alaska’s Civil Case Reporting Requirement

Written by:  Sarah A. Badten After practicing law in Alaska for about a year, I began to question the requirements of AS 09.68.130, Alaska Civil Rule 41(a)(3) and Appellate Rule 511(e), all of which required the submission of information about the resolution of civil cases to the Alaska Judicial Counsel when a case was dismissed.  [...]

December 21st, 2017|

Leslie Wheelock Joins BHBC’s Washington DC Office

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot is pleased to announce that Leslie Wheelock has joined the firm as Of Counsel, focusing on Tribal Business and Community Development, 8(a) matters, Government Contracting, Telecommunications/Technology and related Tribal Federal Policy in its Washington, DC office. Most recently Leslie served at the US Department of Agriculture as a Departmental Officer, [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Elections May Have Consequences in Regard to Labor Law

Written by:  William A. Earnhart The newly appointed General Counsel to the NLRB, Peter B. Robb, issued a memorandum of “Mandatory Submission to Advice” on December 1, 2017, rescinding several of his predecessor’s policy memoranda and indicating a second look at a number of policy positions advanced under the Obama administration. The relatively short memorandum [...]

December 11th, 2017|

Jason Brandeis To Speak At Marijuana Business Law Seminar

Written by:  Jason Brandeis The commercial marijuana industry in Alaska continues to grow. As this recent Anchorage Daily News article reported, the state collected nearly $1 million in marijuana tax revenue in October, and the industry has generated nearly $5 million in taxes during its first year of existence. The interest in this industry and [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Joint Ventures: Calculating Performance of Work Requirements & Subcontracting Limitations

Written by:  Carissa Siebeneck Anderson Joint ventures have always been a popular tool for small businesses, but with the introduction of the All Small Business Mentor Protégé Program, joint ventures seem to be even more common.  There has been much discussion of the SBA’s subcontracting limitations, but calculating compliance can get a little tricky when [...]

December 1st, 2017|

Impact of SB54 – Alaskan Municipalities and Amended State Criminal Laws

Written by:  Jack R. McKenna Alaska's criminal statutes have undergone significant revision in the last two years.  Many of those modifications to state law have necessitated corresponding changes to various Alaskan communities' municipal codes.  On November 26, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 54 ("SB54"), making additional significant changes to the state's criminal statutes. Those changes [...]

November 28th, 2017|

‘tis the Season: Christmas Party Liability Guidelines

Written by:  William A. Earnhart The holiday season is almost upon us and in most businesses so is the company Christmas party.  This annual rite is an American tradition that employees often look forward to all year.  Increasingly, however, it can be the source of liability for the employer and not just for serving alcohol.  [...]

November 18th, 2017|

Construction Bonds and Insurance are Not the Same Thing

Written by:  Adam W. Cook Construction projects in Alaska and elsewhere are often protected by a surety bond and are also often covered by more than one insurance policy.  Although a bond and an insurance policy are two very different things, they are often confused with each other.  This confusion is somewhat understandable.  Both are [...]

November 15th, 2017|

Jason Brandeis’ Recent Journal Article Explores Marijuana Law Changes

Written by:  Jason Brandeis In an article published in the most recent edition of The Bar Rag, the Alaska Bar Association's quarterly journal, Birch Horton attorney Jason Brandeis writes about emerging legal issues and regulatory changes in Alaska's marijuana industry. In the piece, Brandeis discusses the expansion of the Alaska marijuana industry, which now includes over 100 licensed marijuana cultivators operating throughout the state [...]

October 23rd, 2017|