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Efficient Proximate Cause in Alaska: It’s Not Just (ahem) for the Birds

Written by:  Mara E. Michaletz There is a horror scene in the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” which begins ominously in a restaurant in Bodega Bay, California. Tippi Hedren has driven up from San Francisco to bring a pair of lovebirds to a handsome stranger she met once in a pet store. (I have been told [...]

July 18th, 2017|

Senator Lisa Murkowski Meets with AK Child and Family to Discuss Benefits of Telehealth Service

Written By:  Elisabeth Ross On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Senator Lisa Murkowski met with BHBC client Denis McCarville, Chief Executive Officer of AK Child and Family, and BHBC attorney Elisabeth Ross in Senator Murkowski’s Washington DC office.  The Senator has been a long-time supporter of AK Child’s mission and programs, which are designed to aid [...]

June 20th, 2017|

How would a state government shutdown impact you?

Written by:  Leila R. Kimbrell With the deadline looming for the Alaska State Legislature to pass a budget for the next fiscal year, the Governor's office and the executive branch are taking steps to prepare for the possibility that a deal will not be reached in time.  What does this mean to the rest of [...]

June 9th, 2017|


Written by:  David Karl Gross Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot is proud to announce that Kathryn Black has been named to the 2017 “Alaska Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters and Super Lawyers magazine.  This is Ms. Black’s 11th year to be listed.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state [...]

June 7th, 2017|

BHBC Welcomes Two of Its Lawyers to the Alaska Bar

The Alaska Bar Association has finally announced the results of its February 2017 examination and BHBC is proud to announce that two of its Alaska-born lawyers are among the 22 newly admitted to practice in the 49th State. Shane Coffey is a graduate of West Anchorage High School, where he was a part of three [...]

May 23rd, 2017|

The BHBC Family Welcomes Ember Jade Garrett

Ember Jade Garrett in a quiet moment. On March 15th at 9:19pm, Kristy Garrett, a senior associate in the Anchorage office, welcomed her daughter Ember Jade Garrett into this world.   Ember was born weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.   Ember was born at the exact same time as [...]

May 2nd, 2017|

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Constitutionality of 8(a) Program

Written by:  Melinda Meade Meyers There has been a critical development in the legal saga involving the challenge to the constitutionality of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program that has the potential for broad-reaching implications for small disadvantaged businesses participating in this key sector of federal government contracting.  Rothe Development Inc. has filed an appeal [...]

April 21st, 2017|

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley; how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision could effect Alaska’s parochial schools

Written by:  Katie Davies On April 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley, which presents the question of whether religiously affiliated schools can be constitutionally denied equal access to a government benefit, even if the benefit has nothing to do with matters of faith. This [...]

April 20th, 2017|

An Alaskan Client Means an Alaskan Adventure

Written by:  Sarah A. Badten Sarah Badten after driving the dog sled. The great thing about practicing law in Alaska is that our clients generally do not fit a specific mold.  In fact, some of them are downright quirky in their array of interests.  I was lucky enough to get to spend some [...]

April 17th, 2017|

BHBC Attorney On Air with “Justice Alaska” to Discuss Landlord-Tenant Relationships

Written by:  David Karl Gross BHBC is pleased to announce that Sarah Badten will appear on KSKA's public radio show Justice Alaska on Hometown, Alaska on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2pm-3pm.  Kathleen McCoy hosts Hometown Alaska and began doing a series on legal issues and access to the court system, called Justice Alaska, co-hosted [...]

April 14th, 2017|