Overview

Tina Grovier has been helping clients for more than 25 years. Whether she analyzes complex issues, aids in regulatory matters, or strategizes with them on how best to accomplish their goals, Tina enjoys learning about their businesses and devising practical solutions to complex problems.

In its annual survey of America's most highly regarded attorneys, Chambers USA has reported that clients consider Tina to be “excellent, very savvy” and a “great lawyer.” Her clients have also praised her ability to “spot the traps and pitfalls, and … advise on how to make the transaction straightforward.”

Tina previously led Stoel Rives’ nationally recognized Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources practice group, which consisted of more than 55 dedicated legal professionals serving clients from coast to coast. An established firm leader, Tina has also served as the Anchorage Office Managing Partner.

Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1993, Order of the Coif

Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), B.S., 1990, summa cum laude

Admissions

Alaska

United States District Court for the District of Alaska

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska

Experience

  • Represented public utilities, pipeline carriers, and other parties before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, including assisting with certificate acquisitions and transfers, tariff, revenue requirement, rate design, consumer complaint, and deregulatory issues.
  • Advised renewable energy developers on permitting projects in Alaska, including regulatory issues.
  • Assisted Alaska Native regional corporations with issues related to their lands and resources, including helping an Alaska Native corporation protect its correlative rights before the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
  • Advised companies on regulatory issues related to the transfer of interests and natural resource leases, permits, and other agreements.
  • Represented shipper on Quality Bank issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
  • Provided due diligence and other assistance related to the purchase and sale of natural resource assets.
  • Represented a nonprofit health care entity before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to alter a tariff to allow it to operate distributed generation on-site.
  • Advised natural resources clients in obtaining permits and other governmental approvals for the first non-conditional state right-of-way for a North Slope natural gas pipeline, in early negotiations for Alaska’s first third-party natural gas storage facility, and in relation to legislation necessary to create a state right-of-way for (and economic regulation of) a contract carrier pipeline.

Insights

Insights & Presentations

  • “In Alaska, Non-Public Waters Within National Park Boundaries Cannot be Regulated by the NPS as if They Were Part of the Park,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Water Law Newsletter, Volume LIII, Number 1, 2020
  • “Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Issues No Action Assurance Memorandums in Response to COVID-19 Caused Non-Compliance Concerns” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, April 1, 2020
  • “Alaska Tightens Restrictions on Intrastate Travel and Social Distancing” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, March 29, 2020
  • “5 Things Alaska Businesses and Travelers to Alaska Need to Know about Mandatory Self-Quarantine,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, March 26, 2020
  • “How Energy Development is Adapting to Climate and Other Challenges in the Arctic and Beyond” (moderator), Sixth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, April 26, 2019
  • “Diversity & Inclusion Metrics—Tracking What We Care About,” TerraLex 2018 Global Meeting, Managing Partner Roundtable, October 3, 2018
  • “Breaking Ground—Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic” (moderator), 4th Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, April 14, 2017
  • “The Arctic as an Emerging Law Practice,” Polar Law Symposium, September 25, 2015
  • “Ethical and Legal Obligations of Land Professionals,” Alaska Association of Professional Landmen, March 17, 2015
  • “Negotiating Skills for Women Lawyers,” Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, June 24, 2014

Recognition

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Alaska) by Chambers USA (Natural Resources & Environment), 2005–present
  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Oil & Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Anchorage, 2021, 2022 and 2024
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Oil & Gas Law), 2018–present
  • Listed in Alaska Super Lawyers® (Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Utilities, Native American Law), 2021–present
  • Listed in the Alaska Business Legal Elite, 2023

Affiliations

Professional

  • TerraLex Member at Large, 2023–present; Board Member, November 2020–present; Member, Women’s Global Connection Committee, 2017–present; Member, Meetings Committee, 2015–2024, Chair, 2019–2023
  • Water Law Newsletter, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Co-Reporter for Alaska, 2020–present
  • Site Selection Committee, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Member, 2023–present
  • Arctic Law Section, Alaska Bar Association, Former Co-Founding Member, Co-Chair
  • Alaska Bar Association, Environmental/Natural Resources section, Former Executive Committee Member
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Board Member (Alternate), 2003–present
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation Fundraising Committee, Member, 2014–present
  • Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility, Former Board Member specializing in utility law
  • Alaska Pro Bono Program, Former Board Member
  • Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, Former Board Member & RSVP Chair; Member, 2003–2009, & 2013–present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Seminar Graduate, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1997

Civic

  • United Way Tocqueville Society Committee, 2012–present; United Way Campaign Cabinet, Former Member
  • Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team, Former Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Former Volunteer
  • University of Alaska Seawolf Basketball Captains for the Great Alaska Shootout, Former Member
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Selection Committee, Former Member
  • Camp Fire, Former Table Captain
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Coordinating Committee, Former Member
  • Abused Women Aid In Crisis Summer Solstice, Former Volunteer, Former Organizing Committee Member
  • Anchorage Youth Court, Former Volunteer Legal Advisor
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