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Two Stoel Rives Anchorage Attorneys Named Lawyers of the Year

Anchorage, AK — Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, today announced that Joseph J. Perkins and William H. Timme have been named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Perkins was named the “Anchorage Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year,” and Timme was named the “Anchorage Native American Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2013. Perkins and Timme are the only lawyers honored in Anchorage in these areas of law. Their recognition is based on earning high ratings in Best Lawyers’ legal research, reflecting a high level of respect among their peers for their “abilities, professionalism, and integrity.”

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2013) is based on more than four million peer evaluations. Only one lawyer in each specialty in each city where reviews are done is selected as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

Profiles of Perkins and Timme appear below.

Joseph J. PerkinsBest Lawyers’ 2013 Anchorage Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year

Perkins focuses his practice on the representation of mining companies, oil and gas companies, Native corporations and financial institutions in connection with mining and oil and gas transactions, properties and projects.  He also has been retained as an expert witness in cases involving complex questions of mining law, oil and gas law and professional responsibility.

William H. TimmeBest Lawyers’ 2013 Anchorage Native American Law Lawyer of the Year

Timme has spent more than 35 years counseling primarily Alaska Native Corporation clients on a broad range of issues, from the initial implementation of ANCSA to negotiating oil and gas and mineral exploration programs, handling Net Operating Loss sales and advising clients regarding EVOS Trustee Council Acquisitions. His work also has included mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, negotiating joint ventures and commercial contracts, corporate governance, and equity and debt financing.

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.  Stoel Rives is 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 Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington.  For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

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