I use my experience, foresight, and practical advice to help guide clients.
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.
When away from the office, Matt loves exploring Alaska through hiking, skiing and mountain biking while taking photos along the way. He’s also a board member of the Anchorage Ski Club, the nonprofit organization that operates Arctic Valley Ski Area.
Admitted to Practice
- United States District Court, District of Alaska
- Western Washington University, B.A., 2002
- Seattle University, J.D., 2007, cum laude
Memberships & Recognition
- Alaska State Bar
- Member, Alaska Native Law Section
- Member, Employment Law Section
- Member, Real Estate Law Section
- Member, Environmental/Natural Resource Section
Municipal and Tribal Government Crossroads – International Municipal Lawyers Association – Anchorage 2014
The Scope and Constitutional Implementation of Municipal Taxation in Alaska – Alaska Municipal Attorney Association Annual Conference – Anchorage 2016
BLM/DCCED 14(c) and Land Training – Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks 2011-17
Annual Alaska Native Case Law Update – Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Native Law Section – Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage 2009, 2013-19
Municipal Revenue and Negotiating with Multi-National Resource Companies – Alaska Municipal League – Anchorage 2017
Local Revenue Development – Institute of the North’s Week of the Arctic Economic Development Summit – Kotzebue 2018
Newly Elected Officials Ethics & Conflicts of Interest – Alaska Municipal League – Anchorage 2018-19