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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|

BHBC Welcomes Associate Katie Davies’ New Daughter to Our Family

Big sister Molly checks Paige's reflexive breathing. Please welcome the newest member of the BHBC family, Paige Taylor Davies. Mom, associate Katie Davies, and dad Bryn, welcomed Paige into the world on September 28, 2017. Paige and her big sister, Molly, are excited to be two of the firm's most junior associates!

October 23rd, 2017|

Big Victory for the SBA 8(a) Program and Small Businesses

Written by:  Jon M. DeVore On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Writ of Certiorari in the case of Rothe v. Department of Defense/U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), letting stand a DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that the SBA 8(a) Program constitutional because the Federal government has a legitimate interest in [...]

October 18th, 2017|

Jon DeVore Interviewed by National Publication Set-Aside Alert on SBA Mentor-Protégé Programs

Written by:  Jon M. DeVore Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot Shareholder Jon DeVore was recently interviewed by Set-Aside Alert regarding the United States Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) new Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program. A frequent speaker at national small business conventions and corporate trainings on the topic of the Federal procurement system, Mr. DeVore has also [...]

September 8th, 2017|

Real Estate Law Provides Unexpected Rewards

Written by:  Suzanne Cherot Real estate law has been the focus of my practice for many years.  I have represented commercial real estate owners and developers of office buildings, medical buildings, hotels and retail stores, owners and developers of residential subdivisions, owners of mobile home parks, and nonprofit corporations that develop housing projects.  The legal [...]

August 17th, 2017|

Changes in Regulations by the Federal Government Are the Real Impact on Procurement

Written by Jon M. DeVore The Trump Administration just released its first Unified Regulatory Agenda.  This is one of the primary tools that the White House uses to control agency actions and has real impact on doing business with the government.  Most agency rules must be submitted to a White House office called Office of [...]

August 12th, 2017|