Alaska Native and
Native American Law

Alaska Native Corporations

BHBC attorneys have been significantly involved in Alaska Native law issues for many years, preceding even the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. More than four decades of work with and for Alaska’s people have given us a deep understanding and respect for the traditional values that set tribes apart, as well as the economic and business imperatives of the ANCSA corporate model.

Our past and current representation of Alaska Natives and Native organizations encompasses extensive work with tribes, ANCSA Village and Regional Corporations, Regional Native Housing Authorities and participants under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), as well as tribal organization contractors engaged in SBA 8(a), P.L. 93-638 and compact activities.

Our firm’s strategic location, with offices in Anchorage and Washington, D.C., uniquely positions us to achieve favorable results on behalf of Alaska Native Corporations and tribal organizations with interests before state and federal agencies, state legislators and members of Congress.

Clients of our firm have access to an interdisciplinary mix of attorneys skilled not only in Alaska Native law but in other subjects that include litigation, corporate and business law, employment, healthcare, government relations, environmental matters, and natural resources. Representation has included the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of ground leases, commercial leases, construction contracts, employment contracts, leasehold mortgages, business and asset acquisition agreements, low-income housing tax credit projects, a range of other contracts arising from those business activities and interface with the federal government to pursue our client’s goals under ANCSA, ANILCA, P.L. 93-638 and NAHASDA.

The firm is pleased and privileged to have formed long-term relationships and true friendships with our Alaska Native clients.