Doug is an experienced litigation and contract attorney. With over 25 years of experience in construction and construction law, Doug regularly represents general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and design professionals in all aspects of construction and development including litigation and dispute resolution. Doug has a master’s degree in construction engineering and management and has also been an adjunct professor in construction law at the University of Colorado. Doug also represents clients in a wide variety of litigation and disputes, including business disputes, land and real estate, and contracts.

Doug has a range of legal experience, including working in one of the largest firms in Alaska and western states as well as being a solo practitioner. This diverse background gives Doug valuable perspective for all sorts of legal issues – big and small.


Suzanne focuses her practice on business litigation, natural resources litigation, and employment law. She has successfully litigated issues of natural resources standing to the Alaska Supreme Court and has worked on a variety of real property, contract, and construction disputes. Suzanne is experienced in representing businesses and employees and has defended clients before a wide range of administrative matters, including the revocation of professional and medical licensure. She has successfully prosecuted and defended actions in federal court and at arbitration.

In addition to litigation, Suzanne represents businesses and individuals in real estate transactions involving the purchase and sale, lease and management of commercial and residential properties. She also represents businesses in performing the duties typically assigned to a general counsel, such as the drafting of employment contracts, hiring and termination of employees, and the management of state investigations into an employer’s business practices.


John works with individuals and private entities in complex litigation involving a wide range of issues including labor and employment, construction, business, commercial, and administrative matters. John represents clients in any forum where litigation occurs, whether at trial or on appeal before state, federal, or administrative tribunals. John also advocates for clients before Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board and assists in solving marijuana related problems in the areas of entity formation, operations, and regulatory compliance. John represents clients throughout Alaska and beyond.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked for a full-service Alaska law firm handling a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. John possesses a diverse background of practice areas, including representing employers and employees in all manner of disputes, consolidated pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, and class actions.


Jackson joined Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP in 2023 and brought with him a wealth of experience from several years of addressing legal matters for diverse businesses and organizations across various sectors. Before embarking on his role at LBB, Jackson served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rachel Ahrens of the Alaska Superior Court at Valdez and the Honorable Bride Seifert of the Alaska Superior Court at Homer. During his time in law school, Jackson made significant contributions at a prominent publicly traded telecommunications company where he focused on real estate transactions. His legal journey also included an internship at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted with the prosecution of serious felonies. Prior to entering law school, Jackson worked in Business Affairs in the film and television industry.


Ryan joined the firm in 2022. Originally from Fairbanks, Ryan attended the University of Colorado School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in the Lower 48 before returning to Alaska. In addition, Ryan has a breadth of experience working in project management in academic and non-profit settings, and he also worked for the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources. Ryan’s practice includes real estate transactions, business law, working with Alaska Native corporations and other transactional work.


Before joining the firm, Casey served as a law clerk to Anchorage Superior Court judge Peter Ramgren.  In addition to the general litigation matters Casey worked on at the court, she has experience in municipal matters and utilities representation.  Before obtaining her joint law and business degree, Casey worked at an Alaska public policy research and consulting firm for several years.


Alex joined the firm in 2019 and works in all areas of the firm’s practice. Prior to joining the firm, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Yvonne Lamoureux of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage. While in law school Alex also interned for the Honorable Gregory Miller of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage, and worked as a summer law clerk at Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP. Before pursuing a career in the law, Alex worked as a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature.


A member of the Washington and Alaska bars, Ben Spiess represents clients across the Pacific Northwest. Ben is a member of the real estate practice group. With a background in corporate law, he represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including business formation, deal structuring, real estate purchase and sales, development, leasing, financing, business formation and structuring, mergers, equity and asset transactions, corporate reorganizations, and corporate governance.

Ben is experienced in structuring real estate investment partnerships, development joint ventures, syndications and all aspects of related securities law matters, including Rule 506 private placements. Ben also practices in the areas of land use and zoning, ANCSA, and public lands.

Ben is active in Arctic policy and development.


Michelle is a highly experienced attorney who has been practicing law in Alaska since 1986, with a focus on commercial collection and lender representation. Before entering private practice, she clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Herbert A. Ross from 1986 -1988 and served as a staff attorney then as lead counsel for FDIC’s Alaska Legal Department (1989-1993). Michelle represents private businesses, banks, and credit unions in large commercial collection matters and in bankruptcy cases, including defending preference claims.


Jennifer focuses her practice on business litigation and employment cases. Her recent commercial case experience includes an arbitration on behalf of a royalty owner that resulted in a $245 million award, an administrative hearing and subsequent appeals involving a significant state income tax dispute, and a variety of contract disputes and real property litigation. She has defended a range of employment law cases representing and counseling employers on discrimination and wage and hour issues in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies.

Jennifer has also been involved in class actions from both the plaintiffs’ and the defendants’ side, and has taken part in more than twenty trials, preliminary injunction hearings or complex administrative proceedings. In addition, she has successfully argued cases before the Ninth Circuit, and the state Supreme Courts in both Washington and Alaska.


Whether in natural resource or appellate law, Andy answers questions about the law to solve client’s legal issues. His ability to research and understand matters in depth is key to helping his clients understand complex problems and their solutions.

His extensive experience analyzing natural resource issues throughout Alaska and the western U.S. provides a foundation his clients know they can rely on. Andy focuses his practice on Alaska Native law, litigation, municipal law, bankruptcy, natural resource and appellate law.

Before moving to Alaska to clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court, Andy worked as a policy fellow in the U.S. Senate, focusing on natural resource issues. He is a 2007 Harry S. Truman Scholar from Montana.


Sky litigates in the federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Alaska Superior Courts and the Alaska Supreme Court, and appears before state and federal administrative regulatory boards and agencies. He advocates before the Alaska Legislature and the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch.

He has decades of experience representing Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, local rural governments and Native corporations on a wide variety of issues, including tribal and subsistence rights, Indian Child Welfare Act cases, natural resource protection and allocation, state and federal political and legislative actions, Native allotments and co-management opportunities.

Sky is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Tribe, Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

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Lauren works with Alaska Native corporations, private entities, and other businesses in managing their corporate affairs, real estate transactions, Alaska Native law issues, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional work. Lauren also works with tribes, municipalities, and individuals on a regular basis to meet their business and transactional needs.

Lauren has handled real estate transactions involving the purchase and sale, lease, and management of commercial and residential properties, medical office space, commercial condominiums, mixed-use properties, warehouses, and undeveloped land in rural Alaska. She also works on property matters involving lease-backs, trust lands, government-owned property, and the sale of real estate in conjunction with asset sales.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was a law clerk for the Honorable Deputy Presiding Judge Vanessa White of the Alaska Superior Court.


Matt guides clients through the challenges of business, government, and litigation in Alaska. He has a general civil litigation and general counsel practice, representing clients on various commercial, land, and corporate matters.

Matt’s practice focuses on Alaska Native, municipal, and land-related issues. He delivers both consistent litigation results and insightful and practical general counsel advice. His clients appreciate that he provides the highest quality legal advice on an efficient and cost-effective basis.

His practice frequently involves traveling to remote villages to assist his Alaska Native clients. He is devoted to clients and has the experience and foresight to help them through a variety of challenges common in Alaska.

Matt is a regular presenter on Alaska land and municipal law issues.


Karl’s practice emphasizes tax planning and advice, wills, trusts and probate administration, tax-exempt organizations, and Alaska Native law. 

Karl is a past president of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council, and he is a frequent speaker on federal and state tax issues, estate planning and probate, and other topics.

He entered private practice in 2010 in Portland, Oregon, after receiving his LL.M. in taxation from New York University.  Before attending NYU, Karl clerked for the Hon. Walter Edmonds on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

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Bob focuses on representing local, regional, and national businesses respecting sales and acquisitions, security, lending, and other contractual relationships and commercial transactions; real estate sales, leasing, financing and development; corporate, LLC and partnership organization and operation; and bankruptcy. Many of his clients are Alaska Native corporations facing issues unique to Native corporations.

Bob has presented continuing education programs on ANCSA, commercial real estate leasing, secured transactions, and bankruptcy matters.

Bob created and maintains, as a primary resource for information about Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (“ANCSA”), the ANCSA Resource Center.


Josh works collaboratively with his clients to structure, negotiate and close commercial transactions, from the complex to the simple, in a practical and cost-effective manner geared to achieve his clients’ goals.

Josh advises his corporate and individual clients through all facets of commercial real estate, business and private equity transactions, including entity formation and organization, purchases and sales, and lending arrangements. He also works with Alaska Native corporations on their unique range of legal needs, including commercial and government contracting, land use, and shareholder issues.


Keeping an open mind to unique solutions, Anna approaches legal issues with logic and focus, whether in Alaska Native law, labor and employment law or in litigation. Anna’s practice focuses on Alaska Native, Tribal, and Municipal Law, Business Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law.

Anna is experienced in defending clients against liability claims. She has also represented Alaska tribes protecting fishing rights in federal court; represented local business in small claims actions, seeking full remuneration for their services; and assisted organizations in eviction and detainer cases.

Anna clerked for the Honorable Anna M. Moran of the Alaska Superior Court and worked in the Tulalip Tribal Court in Tulalip, Washington, defending tribal members against misdemeanor criminal charges.


With more than 30 years of experience, Bruce gets tremendous satisfaction from sharing success and accomplishment even in the most difficult cases. He takes pride in understanding, communicating and representing his clients’ interests with clarity and economy. 

Bruce’s practice includes commercial litigation, creditor bankruptcy, appeals, banking, Alaska Native law, and real property litigation.


Kim focuses her practice on employment, labor, housing, and nonprofit organization law. 

Kim serves as general counsel to a number of nonprofit and public institutions, including clinics, social service agencies, housing authorities, municipalities and tribes. She serves as litigation defense and arbitration counsel for a variety of Alaska employers and project owners.

Kim also provides continuing education presentations in areas of employment, risk management, fiduciary duties of directors, and federal housing programs.