Stoel Rives Launches Arctic Law Practice Suited for Region's Unique Legal Challenges

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Anchorage, AK — The U.S. business law firm of Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce the formation of an Arctic law business group, focused on encouraging and supporting responsible economic development in the Arctic. The group is staffed by firm lawyers, paralegals, and landmen dedicated to the key business areas needed to explore and develop the region’s economic opportunities.

Stoel Rives’ Anchorage office managing partner Tina Grovier, current chair of the Arctic Law section of the Alaska Bar Association, said the firm offers a multi-disciplinary skill set — among the most comprehensive in its breadth, depth, and experience — in Alaska.

“The focus of our Arctic Law practice is assisting commercial enterprises, state corporations, Alaska Native corporations, and other stakeholders to unlock new business prospects in the Arctic, by drawing on our experience with the region’s unique legal challenges at the intersection of environmental, natural resource, corporate, and public lands law,” said Grovier.

Faced with a changing climate and unprecedented development in the region, business and government leaders are increasingly looking to the Arctic as an area of opportunity. Last week, the United States assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in a ceremony attended by Ministers from eight Arctic states and leaders of Arctic Indigenous Peoples. The theme of the U.S. Chairmanship is “One Arctic: Shared Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities.” During the U.S. Chairmanship, the Arctic Council program will focus on addressing the impacts of climate change; supporting Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship; and improving economic and living conditions in Arctic communities.

More information about the Stoel Rives Arctic Law practice — including advisory capabilities on environmental; natural resources and energy; economic development; construction; real estate; land use; regulatory; federal, state, and local tax and royalty; corporate; and Alaska Native law — is available at

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 12 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.  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.  For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit

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