The attorneys at Landye Bennett Blumstein regularly post 'knowledge base' articles related to their respective areas of expertise, as well as pertinent trending topics.

Amendment of ANCSA Proxy Regulations

7/10/2017 | Alaska Native Law, Corporate and Tribal | Robert H. Hume, Jr.

On February 23, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development adopted changes to the state proxy regulations. The proxy regulations apply only to corporations formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. State law requires ANCSA corporations having at least $1 million of assets and 500 or more shareholders to file their proxy statements and other proxy solicitation materials with the Department.

SBA Issues Final Rule Expanding Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs

7/10/2017 | Business Law | Molly R. Gallagher

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a long-awaited final rule establishing a Government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA’s mentor-protégé program for participants in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development (BD) program. The final rule implements certain provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA). It was published on July 25, 2016, and became effective on August 24, 2016.

Looking Back to Go Forward: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and The Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska

12/31/2016 | Alaska Native Law, Corporate and Tribal | Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley

This paper, Looking Back to Go Forward, addresses the topic “The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and The Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska.” It begins with a brief introduction to ANCSA, turning next to a discussion of Alaska Native nationhood and aboriginal title. It then provides an overview of the three foundational American acts…