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Stoel Rives Expands Corporate Services in Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service U.S. business law firm, today announced that corporate attorneys William H. Timme and John D. Kauffman have joined the firm's Anchorage office. Established in October 2008, the Stoel Rives Anchorage office provides local solutions for Alaska-based clients and clients with interests in Alaska, on corporate, energy, environmental, labor and employment, commercial litigation, intellectual property and white collar criminal defense matters.

Most recently a partner at Timme & Cain, P.C., Timme has spent over 35 years counseling mostly Alaska Native Corporation clients. His clients have included, among others, regional corporations Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Doyon, Ltd., Koniag, Inc. and Koniag Development Corporation, and NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. and NANA Development Corporation. Over the years, Timme has helped his clients address a broad gamut of issues, from initially implementing ANCSA, to negotiating oil and gas and mineral exploration programs, handling Net Operating Loss sales, advising clients regarding EVOS Trustee Council Acquisitions, and handling general corporate and transactional matters. 

Kauffman makes the move from the Stoel Rives Seattle office, where he has represented corporate management, investors and entrepreneurs on a variety of business and strategic issues over the last 10 years. His work has included mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, negotiating joint ventures and commercial contracts, corporate governance, equity and debt financing, and public company reporting and compliance. Kauffman has been named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics, and he is the chief author of "Business Law Practice" in the Washington Lawyers' Practice Manual. 

"We've had a number of clients tell us they wish we had the Alaska-based capacity to help them with their corporate and transactional matters," said Anchorage office managing partner James E. Torgerson. "We're delighted that we can now do so with Bill joining the firm and John and his family moving to Alaska. As his clients already know, Bill has not only great legal skills but also an unparalleled understanding of their businesses and business environment. It is our honor and privilege to welcome him to Stoel Rives. John developed a reputation in Seattle as an outstanding transactional lawyer. Having him join us here in Anchorage will be a great benefit to our Alaska-based clients."

About Stoel Rives LLP
Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Selected as a BTI Top 30 Client Service provider, Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Vancouver, Wash. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

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