Greetings from Alaska

Schwabe Strengthens Natural Resources and Alaska Native Presence with Key Hires in Anchorage Office Expansion 

Lateral hiring of attorneys substantially enhances Schwabe’s presence in the Pacific Northwest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (July 8, 2020) – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Anchorage, Alaska office by welcoming six experienced attorneys. With the addition of Robert Misulich, Matt Singer, Christopher Slottee, Howard Trickey, Lee Baxter, and Peter Scully, the firm is expanding its Natural Resources industry groups, bolstering its presence in Alaska and ability to serve clients across the Pacific Northwest.

Schwabe is one of the premier natural resources firms in the Pacific Northwest, with a unique understanding of both the legal and political pressures that impact these vital industries. The firm has supported clients in Anchorage for decades and furthered its investment in Alaska by opening an office there in 2018. This experience and local presence help Schwabe to understand the unique opportunities and challenges within the industries in which its clients operate and deliver ideas that contribute to their success.

“I am thrilled to welcome Robert, Matt, Christopher, Howard, Lee, and Peter to Schwabe,” said Bert Ray, Shareholder and leader of the Anchorage office. “These six attorneys are tremendous additions to our team. Their portfolios speak for themselves and exemplify their deep understanding of Alaska. Matt and Howard are recognized as two of the finest litigators in the state, while Chris and Rob bring their substantial expertise in Alaska Native law, corporate governance and transactions, and government contracting.”

Schwabe’s growth in Alaska aligns with the firm’s commitment to its ‎industry ‎focus in natural resources, with more than 40 lawyers working daily to protect and defend working lands, whether private or public, and to navigate complex regulatory frameworks. Schwabe’s team includes leading lawyers in traditional natural resources legal disciplines, as well as business, tax and estate planning, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation.

“Schwabe remains fiercely committed to our clients, our region, and the industries we serve,” said Brien Flanagan, leader of Schwabe’s Natural Resources industry group. “By growing our firm and strengthening our Alaska presence, we’re increasing our ability to provide our clients with enhanced capabilities and legal services that enable their businesses to flourish.”

Robert, Matt, Christopher, Howard, Lee, and Peter bring an immense amount of depth and experience to Schwabe. In addition to a focus on natural resources, the group boasts a robust resumé in Alaska Native law, corporate governance, and government contracting. Their ‎respective connections in the natural resources industry ‎will not only complement Schwabe’s existing practice but will also expand the firm’s reach throughout Alaska. This group will also bring expertise to Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime industry groups.

Schwabe is also bringing aboard an experienced paralegal and two staff members who have supported these attorneys for years. 

“I, alongside my colleagues, am eager to join a firm with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest,” said Matt Singer, Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. “My past work and current client interests align with Schwabe’s vision and industry focus. I look forward to being part of a company culture that’s grounded in innovation and has a deep knowledge of the business sectors that matter most to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.”

The attorneys joining Schwabe are: 

Matt Singer is a Litigation Shareholder with an extensive trial and appellate practice. Matt has handled numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and has argued more than 25 appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. His diverse practice emphasizes complex litigation and natural resources law in Alaska and Oregon courts.

Christopher J. Slottee is a Litigation Shareholder with extensive experience in matters related to Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), Alaska Native Corporation settlement trusts, tribal governments, and government contracting. He previously served as vice president and general counsel for an ANC. Christopher regularly represents businesses in both litigation and transactional matters—advising them on risk management, business transactions, employment law, and government contracting issues.

Howard Trickey is a Litigation Shareholder with 40 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer representing a diverse group of clients across many industries and practice areas. Howard has also devoted a substantial part of his practice to employment law and traditional labor relations and represented Alaska Native Corporations, Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned companies, nonprofits, and school districts. 

Of Counsel

Lee Baxter is a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Of Counsel who practices in commercial litigation, real property matters, Indian and Alaska Native law, government relations, and contracting. 

Peter Scully is a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Of Counsel who practices commercial litigation, corporate governance, business formation, construction contracting, real estate, and Alaska Native law.

About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based ‎on a ‎deep industry focus. We provide a wide range of legal services to our clients through ‎‎‎comprehensive, ‎proactive, and industry-focused advice to help them achieve their goals. We ‎‎focus on six industry ‎groups: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology; Transportation, Ports, and Maritime; Real ‎‎Estate and ‎Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. With ‎more ‎‎than ‎‎180 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest ‎regional law firms, ‎with ‎offices in Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.