Jonathan E. Iversen

Jonathan E. Iversen
Partner
Anchorage, AK
Overview

About Jon

Jon Iversen is an Alaska-based tax attorney who provides tax planning and tax structuring advice and represents clients in tax audits and appeals. His practice emphasizes state and local taxation. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Jon served as Director of the Tax Division of the Department of Revenue for the State of Alaska.

One of the most highly rated attorneys in the state in his field, Jon has extensive experience counseling clients on state and local tax audits and appeals, incentives, and financing associated with Alaska’s oil and gas production tax credits. Jon also counsels national and international companies regarding economic development opportunities in the region, including unique issues presented by the Arctic.

Jon served as a core team member in drafting and implementing the laws and regulations for Alaska’s oil and gas production (severance) tax and property tax. Other areas of emphasis include oil and gas exploration, development and production matters, including royalties, leasing and unitization. Over the course of his career, Jon has successfully counseled clients on numerous complex tax matters and litigated and negotiated settlements of major tax and royalty cases.

Jon also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska in the Oil, Gas & Mining Section, an associate at Eide, Miller & Pate, P.C.& and a judicial clerk for Superior Court Judge Larry D. Card.

Jon is a State Tax Notes columnist, and he serves as the pro bono coordinator for the Stoel Rives Anchorage office.

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Experience

Experience

  • Counsel to Furie Operating Alaska, LLC for a $160 million financing transaction to fund the installation of an offshore natural gas production platform, marine pipeline and onshore production facilities to bring natural gas to market from Furie’s Kitchen Lights Unit in the Cook Inlet.
  • Counsel to Repsol E&P USA, Inc. regarding Alaska oil and gas production taxes, property taxes and royalties in connection with oil and gas exploration and development activities on the North Slope of Alaska.
  • Counsel to Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC regarding Alaska oil and gas production taxes and property taxes in connection with oil and gas exploration and development activities on the North Slope of Alaska.
  • Counsel to Furie Operating Alaska, LLC regarding Alaska oil and gas production taxes, property taxes, and royalties in connection with oil and gas exploration and development activities in Cook Inlet.
  • Counsel to Furie Operating Alaska, LLC regarding oil and gas leasing and unitization matters in Cook Inlet, including applications for and negotiations concerning the Kitchen Lights Unit plans of exploration and operations and extension of the unit agreement.
  • Regularly counsels and represents several oil and gas exploration and production companies in oil and gas production tax and property tax matters before the Alaska Department of Revenue.
  • Regularly counsels and represents several oil and gas exploration and production companies in oil and gas lease and unit matters involving the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
  • Frequently assists both borrowers and lenders with development opportunities and complex financing transactions involving Alaska tax credits.
  • Regularly counsels and represents taxpayers in Alaska corporate income tax matters.
  • Regularly counsels and represents mining companies in mining license tax matters before the Alaska Department of Revenue.
  • Regularly counsels and represents Alaska Native Corporations in regard to Alaska state and local taxes, including Alaska oil and gas production taxes, corporate income taxes, mining license taxes, property taxes and motor fuel taxes.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Alaska) by Chambers USA (currently: Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries), 2014-2017. Praised for his "superior knowledge."
  • Honored as one of Alaska's Top Forty Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, 2014.
  • Nominated for the State of Alaska Governor's Denali Peak Performance Award for Leadership (2011, 2008), and for Exceptional Performance as a member of the oil and gas production tax regulations team (2010).
  • Received a letter of commendation from the Alaska Attorney General for achieving a favorable result in a major royalty dispute and for his role in state superior and supreme courts in a lawsuit brought by the legislature against the governor over an interstate gas pipeline contract (2006).
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • "Alaska’s Production Tax in a State of Change," State Tax Notes®, Oct. 9, 2017
  • "Breaking Ground—Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic" (panelist), 4th Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, April 14, 2017
  • "Potential Impact of Recovering Prices on Alaska’s Fiscal Condition," Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation, Law Seminars International, Dec. 2016
  • "Current Developments in Alaska," "SALT Litigation: What to Know and How to be Prepared to Win," Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Oct. 5, 2016
  • "Current Developments in Alaska," "SALT Litigation: What to Know and How to be Prepared to Win," Pacific Northwest Regional State Tax Seminar, Council on State Taxation, Aug. 9, 2016
  • Oil and Gas Tax Credits Panel, Meet Alaska 2016 Conference, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Jan. 8, 2016
  • "Tax Credit Financings for Alaska Oil and Gas Exploration and Development," Alaska Senate Oil and Gas Tax Credit Working Group, Oct. 2015
  • "Financing Oil and Gas Projects in Alaska - Exploring Options and Financing Structures," The Alaska Oil & Gas Congress:  Alaska-Japan LNG Opportunity Summit, CI Energy Group, Sept. 2015
  • "Financing Alaska Projects and Leveraging Production Tax Credits," Energy Markets and Regulation in Alaska, Law Seminars International, Dec. 2014
  • "Alaska Tax Credits Promote Financing Opportunities," Alaska Business Monthly, June 2014
  • "Drilling With Other People’s Money: Liens, Liens and More Liens, Everywhere and on Everything," Alaska Association of Professional Landmen, March 2014
  • "Surviving the Challenges of Oil and Gas Taxation in Alaska," Lorman Education Services, Jan. 2014
  • "Alaska Legislature Adds Mechanism to Encourage Financing Based on Oil and Gas Production Tax Credits," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Newsletter, Volume XXX, Number 3, 2013
  • "Alaska Legislature Amends Oil and Gas Production Tax Regime," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Newsletter, Volume XXX, Number 3, 2013
  • "Overview of Alaska Production and Property Taxes," Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Jan. 31, 2013
  • "An Introduction to Alaska Oil and Gas Production Tax Credits," Alaska Association of Professional Landmen, Jan. 2012
  • "Separating Oil from Gas for Alaska's Production Tax," Alaska Support Industry Alliance Board of Directors, Jan. 2012
  • "Alaska Legislature Considers Amending the Oil and Gas Production Tax," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Newsletter, Volume XXVIII, Number 4, 2011
  • "An Introduction to Alaska's Property and Oil and Gas Production Taxes," Corporate Counsel Section of the Alaska Bar Association, Sept., 2011



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