Walter T. Featherly III

Walter T. Featherly is the executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Anchorage office and a member of the firm’s Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Featherly focuses his practice on Alaska Native- and Native American-owned businesses. He regularly counsels boards of directors and executives on matters including corporate law and governance, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, government contracting, labour and employment, finance and real estate.

Mr. Featherly also assists Alaska Native Corporation and tribal-owned businesses to navigate the laws and regulations of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development and the Historically Underutilised Business Zones (HUBZone), particularly those related to subcontracting and teaming opportunities.

Mr. Featherly regularly speaks on the subjects of corporate governance and compliance, teaming and joint venturing, the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the SBA and other laws applicable to small, minority and disadvantaged contractors and the large companies that team with them.

In Alaska, Mr. Featherly has tried numerous cases in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, construction, antitrust, bankruptcy, products liability, personal injury and eminent domain. He has also tried cases in federal courts and has argued appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Featherly also serves as Honorary Consul to Croatia for the Alaska Consular Corps.

Firm Culture:

At Holland & Knight, we put our legal knowledge to work for you in a practical manner. We know that in order to be the best value to you, we must first provide personalised solutions tailored to your needs. With more than 1,400 lawyers in our U.S. and international offices and legal colleagues in over 40 countries around the world, Holland & Knight serves clients globally. Our clients recognise the ability of our firm to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from commercial litigation, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and government advocacy.

With 28 offices around the globe, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal counsel combined with the utmost in client service – across state and national borders – in a seamless, cost-effective manner. This level of legal guidance, combined with our interdisciplinary structure and the firm’s global network, is your assurance of high-quality resources when and where you need them.

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Every action we take is based on providing dedicated service with the most thorough knowledge and experience for each particular client need – whether it is a matter or transaction that can be resolved quickly, or a complex national or international dispute involving a broad range of legal services reaching across jurisdictions and borders.

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