Andrea Canfield advises Alaska Native corporations and privately held, small and middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions. Andrea also counsels small business owners and startup companies in corporate governance, commercial transactions, and debt financing. Andrea is a member of the firm’s ad hoc Corporate Pro Bono Committee, Culture Committee, and the Stoel Rives Women Attorneys Group.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014; Digest Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law; Community Service Chair, Black Law Students Association

Delaware State University, M.B.A., 2011, cum laude

Delaware State University, B.A., Political Science, 2010, summa cum laude; Editor, Hornet Newspaper




  • Represents startups, emerging growth companies, and investors in connection with business formation, founders’ issues, and financing.
  • Representation of Afognak Native Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, in its acquisition of the largest retailer of liquor, wine and beer in Alaska, Liquor Stores USA North Inc., d/b/a Brown Jug, a Nevada corporation.
  • Representation of Chugach Alaska Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, in its acquisition of REX Electric & Technologies, LLC, a Chicago-based company that provides electrical and technology services to general contractors.
  • Representation of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation, as transaction and finance counsel in its acquisition of an Idaho-based engineering and environmental remediation company, Portage, Inc., and its subsidiaries.
  • Representation of an Alaska Native Corporation in obtaining a $300 million syndicated credit facility used in part to refinance its senior secured notes and other existing indebtedness.
  • Represented Idaho-based Rule Steel Tanks, Inc., in its sale of its Diamond Z business to Screen Machine Industries, LLC.
  • Representation of Koniag Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, in the acquisition of Glacier Services, Inc., a company that provides software services to oil companies.
  • Representation of an Alaska communications company in its acquisition of an IT solutions company.
  • Representation of an Alaska Native corporation in its sale of a general civil construction company and its affiliates.
  • Representation of an Alaska Native corporation in its 1031 sale and acquisition of Anchorage commercial real property.
  • Representation of shareholders in the sale of their interest in a power and communication line construction company to a publicly held engineering, procurement and construction service provider.
  • Representation of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of Green Lake Capital, LLC, an owner of commercial solar power systems.
  • Member of a team that represented a Minnesota-based producer of biofuels in a financing transaction to fund its ongoing expansion and modernization project.
  • Member of a team that represented a 15-state ranching operation in its corporate restructuring.


Insights & Presentations

  • Author, “Negotiating the Terms of Your Exit: What to Prioritize When Selling Your Business,” The Alaska Contractor, The Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Summer 2023
  • Guest Speaker, 20th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Subcontractor’s Conferences presented by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Civil Rights Office, March 2-3, 2023
  • Profiled in UVA Lawyer Magazine, “At Home in Alaska,” Fall 2022
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions in a COVID World,” Alaska Bar Association Corporate Counsel section virtual presentation, April 2021
  • “Diversity & Inclusion: Valuing the African-American Woman Lawyer’s Experience” (panelist), Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers virtual spring event, March 2021
  • “Business Structures: Choosing An Entity For Your Business,” private presentation to Bristol Bay Development Fund, LLC, subsidiary shareholders, January 2021
  • “Pass-through and Disregarded Business Entities: A Tax Advantage Alaskans Should Know About,” Alaska Business Monthly, June 2015


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Alaska) by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2020–present
  • Selected by the Alaska Journal of Commerce as a Class of 2023 Top Forty Under 40 honoree
  • Named to The Legal 500’s inaugural M&A Powerlist—USA Region, 2023
  • Listed in the Alaska Business Legal Elite, 2023
  • Honoree, The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Recipient, Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2018



  • UAA Legal Studies Program Advisory Committee, Member
  • Alaska Bar Association, Member
  • Business Law Section, Alaska Bar Association, Member
  • International Law Section, Alaska Bar Association, Member
  • Anchorage Bar Association, Member


  • Legal Mentor Network, Member, 2023
  • Abused Women’s Aide in Crisis, Board of Directors, Member, March 2020–present
  • Alaska YWCA, 26th Annual Multicultural Female Leadership Conference, former Guest Speaker
  • 31st Annual Virginia Law Charity Softball Invitational, former Co-Director
  • International Service Trip, University of Virginia Black Law Students Association, Freetown, Sierra Leone, former Director
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