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One of Alaska's oldest law firms changes name, moves back to downtown Anchorage


ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – It’s spring in Alaska. And the attorneys and staff of Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC, are ushering it in with fresh changes to the firm starting with their moniker.

Effective Mon., April 24, the firm’s name will change to Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC.

“With the retirement of three members of the firm, it was time to update our name to reflect the current membership,” said attorney Kimberlee A. Colbo. “We kept Hughes to honor John Hughes, one of the firm’s most impactful attorneys who passed away at age 1011⁄2 in December 2016.”

The new logo, featuring HW in its center, is meant to provide a simple way for people to remember the name of one of Alaska’s oldest law firms -- shortening it colloquially to Hughes White.

Along with the name change, the firm is moving downtown to Resolution Plaza nearer to Anchorage’s courthouses. In 2005, the firm moved to the top floor of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation building at 3900 C Street. But with four members, two associates and nine employees, space became an issue. The members decided that moving downtown was the right thing to do.

“It will be more efficient for our clients and we’re excited about having more room,” Colbo said. “It will be fresh and invigorating for the entire staff. “And it’s like going back to our roots,” she added, referring to the firm’s original downtown offices.

Founded in 1939, Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC, has met the challenging legal needs of businesses and people throughout Alaska for more than 75 years with a focus on litigation, product liability, insurance, environmental law, condemnation and eminent domain, employment law, and family law as well as probate and estate planning.

The firm's new offices will be located adjacent to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail with views of Sleeping Lady and the Port of Anchorage on the first floor of Resolution Plaza at 1029 W. 3rd Ave., Suite 110. Phone numbers will remain the same.

While some things have changed, one thing remains the same -- Hughes White’s attorneys continue to work diligently to serve local, national and international clients with integrity. For more information about Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC, call 907-274-7522 or write to info@hugheswhite.com.


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