President at Alaska Law Offices, Inc.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Admitted to Practice
Alaska Bar Association 2000
Texas Bar Association 1993
Washington Bar Association 1994 retired.
Eastern and Western District of Washington
Alaska District Court
Bankruptcy Courts of Alaska and Washington
Court of Veterans Affairs
President at Alaska Law Offices, Inc.
July 2007 – Present (6 years 2 months)
Anchorage Business attorney. Represented national banks and other creditors in the recovery in excess of $30 million. Represented contractors and transportation companies in the recovery of time, money and services rendered to customers. Prosecuted and defended transportation claims. Appointed by various courts to handle tax, collection, ad litem and soldiers and sailors civil relief act matters. Representation of landowners, landlords and tenants in real property transactions, property disputes, possession issues. Foreclosure and defense of foreclosure proceedings. Estate claims and disputed probate matters.
Vice President at Alaska Law Offices, Inc.
January 2000 – June 2007 (7 years 6 months)
Development of litigation systems control, document automation and client reporting. Streamlined systems in all areas of the litigation life cycle to optimize net present value of recoveries to clients on charged off debt portfolios. Representation of tax clients in personal, corporate, sub-s, LLC, estate and payroll tax returns before the Internal Revenue Service, Anchorage Property Assessor. Construction and lien claim litigation.
Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch
1997 – 1999 (2 years)
Certified Financial Manager (CFM). Series 07, 63, State Insurance License. Completed the Professional Development Program. Public speaker on estate and financial planning topics.
Staff Attorney at Larson & Perkins
1994 – 1997 (3 years)
Commercial Law and Civil Litigation, Agricultural Law, Business Law, Trusts and Estates, Real Property, Environmental Law, Insurance, Appellate Practice, Real Estate, Probate, Wills, Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Chemical Suppliers, Business Mergers, LLCs, Business Planning, Tax Planning, Contracts, Employment.
Staff Attorney at Fahl & Takeuchi, LLP
1993 – 1994 (1 year)
Insurance defense litigation law firm. Briefing on issues involving evidence, ERISA, federal jurisdiction, removal, and commercial litigation. Representation of a qualified retirement plan seeking recovery of invested assets. Drafted motions to remand divorce related Qualified Domestic Relations Orders from Federal District Courts back to the state courts.
Revenue Agent at Internal Revenue Service
August 1986 – January 1991 (4 years 6 months)
Treasury agent for the United States Treasury. Completed the IRS Agent training programs for Tax, Small Business, Corporate, Partnership, Payroll. Examined tax returns and supporting accounting documents in compliance with Tax Code, Treas. Regs., Revenue Rulings, Revenue Rulings and the audit manual. Received a grade promotion each year. Recipient of the District Director award for 1989. Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 1990.
Staff Accountant at Henry & Horne CPA, LLP
1983 – 1986 (3 years)
Performed audits and reviews of Banks, municipalities, Counsel of Governments, Racing Commission, Community College and Native American organizations. Performed consulting services and installation of computerized accounting systems. Preparation of tax returns for corporate, partnerships, personal and payroll tax returns.
Controller at Pontiac Furniture, Inc.
Controller of a motion furniture manufacturer. Staff of seven accounting clerks. 200 factory workers. Fleet of distribution trucks. $20,000,000 in annual sales. Maintained the general ledger and supporting ledgers. Worked with outside auditors for the annual inventory and financial statements.
Recent Volunteer Experience
Platting Board Member at Municipality of Anchorage
March 2013 – Present (6 months)
The Platting Board approves property development plans.
The Platting Board is a body of nine community members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the
Assembly. Public hearings are part of the platting process and are required before the Board can decide on a plat application variance, vacation or proposed change to the subdivision regulations. This Board, staffed by the Planning Department, meets the first Wednesday evening of each month in the Assembly Chambers.
Hears and decides applications for preliminary plat approval.
Hears and decides applications for final plats (if final plat differs substantially from the preliminary plat). Hears and decides applications for vacations of dedicated public areas such as utility easements and road rights-of-ways.
Hears and decides applications for variances from the subdivision regulations.
Review and recommend to the Assembly all proposed amendments to Title 21 concerning subdivisions or proposed regulations to implement or interpret these subdivision standards and subdivision agreements.
Hears and decides on requests for modifying prior conditions of plat approval.
Recent Continuing Education Courses
American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 2013
Community Association College of Law 2013
American Bar Association Solo/GP 2013
University of Houston Law Center
JD, Law, 1990 – 1992
Activities and Societies: Associate Editor — Houston Law Review
Bankruptcy Judge Leticia Clark – Intern 1992
John Black Moot Court Best Section Brief 1990.
Mock Trial 1992.
Olivet Nazarene University
BS, Accounting, 1981 – 1983
Activities and Societies: Soccer