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|

Regulatory Problem Solved – Misguided U.S. Hunting Regulation Applicable Only to Alaska Shot Dead by the Congressional Review Act

WRITTEN BY:  James H. Lister Can the Change of Administration in Washington DC Also Solve Your Company’s or Industry’s Regulatory Problem? Hunting groups in Alaska and around the country, and many Native and non-Native residents of Alaska, strongly opposed a regulation adopted in the waning months of the Obama Administration that largely transferred management of [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot Celebrates Bethel Hospital Groundbreaking

Written by:  Adam W. Cook Attorneys Adam Cook, Leila Kimbrell, and Steve Hutchings at the Opening Ceremony on April 5, 2017 Birch Horton Bittner &  Cherot attended the groundbreaking for the new Paul John Calricaraq Project in Bethel, Alaska on April 5, 2017.  The $300 million Project, undertaken by the Yukon Kuskokwim Health [...]

April 7th, 2017|

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot is on the move, and moving on up (to the seventh floor, that is)!

Written by:  Jennifer C. Alexander After 39 years at our location on the corner 7th and M streets, Birch Horton Bittner Cherot’s (“BHBC”) Anchorage office has relocated to the Peterson Tower at 510 L Street, Suite 700, effective April 1, 2017.  Our telephone numbers and email addresses have not changed, and our web address, with [...]

April 7th, 2017|

President Trump’s Budget Blueprint Would Eliminate EPA & USDA Drinking and Waste Water Infrastructure Funds for Alaska Native Villages

Written By: Michael Sebring & Jon M. DeVore Each year, Alaska Native and rural communities across Alaska apply for and receive grants to assist them in funding drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Some of these communities are critically under-served by water infrastructure. What does critically under-served look like? Up until 2016, citizens of Kwethluk [...]

March 19th, 2017|

Jack McKenna Completes Susitna 100 Winter Wilderness Race

Written by:  Jack McKenna, pictured below on his fat tire bike This past February, Attorney Jack McKenna competed in the Susitna 100 Winter Wilderness Race. He completed the 100 mile course in just over 31 hours on a fat-tire bicycle with 4-inch studded tires. The heavy snowfall in February made for soft trails and a [...]

March 17th, 2017|

Jason Brandeis’ Article on Marijuana Law Published in Bar Association Journal

Jason Brandeis’ Article on Marijuana Law Published in Bar Association Journal Alaska is one of few states that permits adults to purchase marijuana for medical or recreational use through a regulated commercial market.  But because marijuana is a prohibited controlled substance under federal law, this inconsistent legal status raises a number of issues for businesses, consumers, and [...]

March 15th, 2017|