Thomas F. Klinkner

Mr. Klinkner’s practice focuses on Alaska municipal government, public facilities and infrastructure financing, and Alaska public utility law.

Mr. Klinkner has served as general and special counsel to Alaska municipalities since 1977. His advice and assistance has covered competitive bidding and contracts, elections, the drafting of municipal charters and ordinances, intergovernmental relations, labor and employment, port and harbor facilities, real estate, taxation and special assessments, and zoning, subdivision, and other land use controls.

He has rendered opinions as bond counsel for Alaska municipalities and state agencies on more than $1.5 billion in state and local government obligations, including general obligation bonds, utility revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, industrial development bonds, certificates of participation and pooled financings. In the realm of capital project financing, Mr. Klinkner has negotiated and drafted documents for ground leases, design-build agreements, power sales agreements and real estate purchases and exchanges.

He has represented water, sewer, electric and telephone utilities in proceedings before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, and in commercial matters including acquisitions, construction contracts, line extension agreements and supply contracts.


Stanford University (M.B.A., 1982)
University of California at Davis (J.D., 1975)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1972)

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Professional and Community Activities

Alaska Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers