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Practice Areas // Litigation

The attorneys at Brena, Bell & Clarkson have a distinguished track record of attaining successful outcomes for clients in complex legal matters across our practice areas. While a negotiated resolution is always desirable if possible, BBC stands ready to zealously present our clients' claims to the fullest extent before any necessary forum.

Litigation Areas of Practice

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Ad Valorem Disputes

 

BBC has successfully represented industrial and municipal clients with regard to valorem tax disputes over amounts ranging into the billions of dollars.

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Business Disputes

 

Our firm has considerable experience representing owners in a variety of business and business dissolution disputes, encompassing all business forms including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, and joint ventures. BBC was awarded a 2017 Global Law Experts Commercial Annual Award for Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Alaska.

Sub-Constitutional disputes

Constitutional Disputes

 

BBC has represented clients in several significant cases involving including First Amendment issues and the rights of parents.

Sub-Construction disputes

Construction Disputes

 

Our firm has experience representing both project owners and contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation. BBC was named Client’s Choice Alaska Construction Law Firm of the Year in 2013 by Corporate INTL.

Sub-Election disputes

Election Disputes

 

BBC has represented clients in several significant cases involving including First Amendment issues and the rights of parents.

Sub-Employment disputes

Employment Disputes

 

BBC has represented and advised both employers and employees in cases involving the termination of employment and executive contracts, wage-and-hour compensation, and workplace harassment and discrimination.

Sub-Insurance claims and defense

Insurance Claims and Defense

 

BBC has successfully represented clients on either side of insurance claims across a broad range of policies and coverage areas

Sub-Municipal disputes

Municipal Disputes

 

BBC has successfully represented municipal clients across all areas of municipal law, as well as individual with local taxation and other municipal issues.

Sub-Pipeline ratemaking

Pipeline Ratemaking

 

BBC has comprehensive experience assisting clients in the oil and gas industry with regulatory actions concerning pipelines, reservoirs, transactions, and utility and gas supply to petrochemical and crude oil refineries.

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Professional Malpractice

 

BBC has successfully represented several clients on either side of cases involving allegations of professional malpractice involving accountants or attorneys, and is deeply familiar with the critical elements of these issues.

Sub-Personal injury

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

 

BBC attorneys have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving aircraft accidents, workplace injuries, and other similar circumstances

SubAreas_OilGas Taxation

Pipeline Rate and Tariff Disputes

 

BBC attorneys have represented our oil and gas industry clients in state and federal court, before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as commissions in other states.

Sub-Oil and gas disputes

Oil and Gas Disputes

 

BBC has comprehensive experience assisting clients in the oil and gas industry with litigation and regulatory actions concerning oil and gas supply contracts, pipelines, reservoirs, transactions, and supply to petrochemical and crude oil refineries.

Sub-Taxation disputes

Taxation Disputes

 

BBC has successfully represented industrial and municipal clients with regard to royalty taxes, tax policy, and ad valorem tax disputes over amounts ranging into the billions of dollars, as well as handling local sales tax issues and other taxpayer appeals.

Sub-Utility rate and taxation disputes

Utility Rate and Taxation Disputes

 

BBC has successfully represented several Alaskan utilities in matters such as contract disputes before the court system and
negotiations for supply with both commercial and government parties. BBC has successfully represented utilities in matters involving electric, natural gas, water, and renewable energy power sources in rate cases before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

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