Joseph J. Perkins, Jr.

Joseph J. Perkins, Jr.


Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 1997

Anchorage, Alaska

Practice Areas

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Oil and Gas Law

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Oil and Gas Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Natural Resources Law
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Joe Perkins represents mining companies, oil and gas companies, Native corporations, and financial institutions in connection with mining and oil and gas transactions, properties, and projects. He has worked in some capacity on every major natural resources project in Alaska, on many major transactions, and hundreds of smaller transactions. With a background in geology and more than four decades of experience as a lawyer, Joe seeks creative, cost-effective solutions for his clients that allow transactions to close and projects to move forward.

Joe has practiced natural resources law in Alaska since 1979. He has worked in some capacity on every major mine or oil and gas field in Alaska, on many major transactions, and hundreds of smaller projects and transactions. He also regularly assists oil and gas, and mining clients with their transactions, associated due diligence, and interactions with land management agencies.

Location

  • 510 L Street, Suite 500
    Anchorage, AK 99501-1959

Education

  • University of Denver , J.D., graduated 1979
  • Princeton University, B.S., Geological Engineering, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, Alaska Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Native Law, and other sections, Alaska Bar Association - Member
  • Environment, Energy and Resources section and Business Law section, American Bar Association - Member
  • Alaska Association of Professional Landmen - Member
  • Alaska Miners Association - Member
  • Resource Development Council for Alaska - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

127 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

53 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Oil and Gas Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Natural Resources Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mining Law, Anchorage (2023)
  • Mining Law, Anchorage (2021)
  • Natural Resources Law, Anchorage (2020)
  • Oil and Gas Law, Anchorage (2019)
  • Mining Law, Anchorage (2018)
  • Natural Resources Law, Anchorage (2015)
  • Natural Resources Law, Anchorage (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Mining Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Mining
  • Native American Affairs
  • Oil and Gas
  • Project Finance
  • Public Lands
  • Regulatory
  • Water

Awards:

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Alaska) by Chambers USA (currently: Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries), 2008–present
  • Listed in Alaska Super Lawyers® (currently: Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental, Corporate), 2007–present

"Stoel Rives houses the number one expert in Alaska oil and gas land title work, Joe Perkins. Joe works with Joel Strathman, his paralegal, through the knottiest title problems with great ease. Any company which has natural resource land title issues would do well to engage Joe."

- Marc Bond (Hilcorp Alaska, LLC), Anchorage, AK

"Joseph is a very fine lawyer."

"Joseph is a very experienced Alaskan Oil and Gas attorney who is able to efficiently serve our needs."

"Joseph Perkins knows Alaska Natural Resources Law forwards and back."

- Greg Etter (Kinross)

"Excellence has been maintained over the 15 years I have been employing the services of Joe Perkins."

- Greg Beischer (Millrock Resources)

"Joseph Perkins is the only person I would use in Alaska matters."

- Craig Johnson (Rio Tinto), South Jordan, UT

"Joe Perkins has extensive mining law experience in Alaska. He is extremely competent in understanding the needs of his clients and can offer excellent technical legal advice on very complicated issues. Joe is the first lawyer I think of when someone asks for a reference."

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