LBB Announces 3 New Partners


The Anchorage office of LBB is pleased to announce that Michelle L. Boutin, Lauren Sommer Boskofsky, and Benjamin W. Spiess have become partners of the firm.

Michelle L. Boutin became a partner with Landye Bennett Blumstein in January 2020. Boutin focuses her practice on creditor rights in commercial matters including work-outs, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. She received a Bachelor of Science (with honors) from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

Boutin is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and has been an active participant and past chair or co-chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Anchorage Bar Association for 30 years, past board member of the Anchorage Bar Association, and past attorney representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. She is admitted to practice in the State of Alaska, Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lauren Sommer Boskofsky became a partner with Landye Bennett Blumstein in January 2020. She joined LBB as an associate in September 2013. Sommer focuses her practice on commercial real estate, Alaska Native law, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional work. She also works with tribes and municipalities. She received her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Loyola University and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University school of law (cum laude).

Sommer is a volunteer lawyer with the Alaska Legal Services Corporation and the Alaska Bar Association. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Deputy Presiding Judge Vanessa White of the Alaska Superior Court at Palmer.

Benjamin W. Spiess became a partner with Landye Bennett Blumstein in January 2020, after joining LBB in 2018. Spiess has practiced law in the Pacific Northwest since 2010, focusing his practice on Alaska Native Law, including ANCSA, and Real Estate and Corporate transactions. Spiess was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts and received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He is licensed to practice in Alaska and Washington State.