Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC, “The Alaska Law Firm,” serves a diverse clientele whether conducting business or residing in the state. Founded in 1939, the firm is anchored in the bedrock of Alaska’s history. We have grown and developed with Alaska -- from its days as a territory, through statehood, into the period of oil resource development, to the present.
Today the geographic location of Alaska positions our state as a strategic hub for global business and commerce. As an aggressive, forward thinking, full service law firm, Hughes Pfiffner Gorski is strategically positioned to provide legal services in an environment increasingly influenced by the laws, politics, and economic realities of a global economy.
Our legal expertise and areas of practice support the needs of individuals in addition to a broad spectrum of business and industry, from small family enterprises to international conglomerates. We serve clients in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and the contiguous United States, as well as in Alaska. We are committed to meeting the needs of all clients by providing quality legal service with professional integrity.
Banking & Finance
The firm has a long history of representing major financial institutions. Firm lawyers actively participate in the structuring and negotiation of financing transactions involving the expansion and operation of business, the construction of commercial buildings, the leasing of equipment, and the development of subdivisions, planned communities and shopping malls.
Bankruptcy & Collections
The firm’s bankruptcy practice is primarily large creditor oriented. Firm lawyers also represent a number of in-state and out-of-state creditors in collections of commercial loans.
Corporate, Tax & Real Estate
Firm lawyers engage in all areas of business consultation, including organization, financing, acquisition, taxation and specific transaction-related advice. Firm lawyers also offers expertise in state and local tax issues and provides estate planning services to individual firm clients. The firm’s real estate practice encompasses virtually every aspect of residential, office, industrial, and commercial real estate development.
Labor & Employment Law
The firm’s labor and employment lawyers are experienced in all aspects of this increasingly sensitive area of the law, including such issues as wage and hour, wrongful termination, NLRB, OSHA compliance, equal employment, ESC, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, immigration, and drug testing policies and procedures.
The firm's litigation practice is broad-based, including tort, construction, family law, and commercial matters. Insurance defense litigation such as negligence, professional malpractice and liability, aviation, automobile, personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death occupies a significant portion of our practice.
Municipal, Land Use & Condemnation
Firm lawyers represent cities and boroughs throughout Alaska in such areas as land use, planning and zoning, regulatory compliance, condemnation, ordinance structuring, contracts, procurement, and administrative hearings.
Natural Resources, Mining And Environmental Law
Firm lawyers represent clients in the areas of oil and gas, superfund, mining claims, hazardous waste, public lands, natural resource development, federal, state and local environmental law, administrative appeals, and transactional advice.
Probate & Estate Planning
The firm’s probate and estate planning lawyers serve the firm’s clients in the areas of asset management, individual tax planning, wills and trusts, probate, and charitable giving.