Corporate, Business, and Commercial

Corporate Governance

BHBC attorneys routinely advise corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other business entities on the law of business organization governance. Organizations who comply with the law create valid and enforceable actions and limit the individual liability of an organization’s shareholders, members, and limited partners. BHBC attorneys advise organizations and their directors, officers, managers, shareholders, members, and partners on various governance issues, including but not limited to proxy solicitation, conflicts of interest of directors and officers, and the conduct of meetings of directors, shareholders, and members. We have extensive experience in drafting buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, and all documents governing organization ownership and control. We are familiar with federal and state law requirements that are specific to the governance of Alaska Native corporations.

Throughout the last 40 years, we have represented financial institution lenders in both good and bad economic times. Our attorneys negotiate, draft, and interpret all types of commercial loan documents, including loan commitments through loan and security agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, and escrow instructions. Financial institutions entering the Alaska market often seek BHBC’s guidance to establish operations that conform to Alaska law on lending practices, consumer protection, and creditor remedies. We also negotiate, draft, and interpret documents for loan restructurings and workouts, as well as advise lenders on strategies to deal with defaulting borrowers and with loan participants.