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Garvey Schubert Barer Expands to Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2012 - Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce the opening of its Anchorage, Alaska office with the addition of Julia Holden-Davis and Barbra Nault. Both Holden-Davis and Nault join as owners. The new office is located at 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1502, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503. The Anchorage office marks Garvey Schubert Barer’s sixth location, complementing the firm’s Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China, offices.

“Garvey Schubert Barer attorneys have historically provided services in Alaska, in areas such as healthcare, fisheries, business, estate planning, environmental litigation, labor/employment and white collar crime. We are excited to now have the ability to base those services out of a local office, with Alaska-licensed attorneys on the ground,” said Anne Preston, chair of Garvey Schubert Barer. “As a firm, we constantly strive to better serve our clients’ needs. Opening an office with experienced Alaska attorneys is one of the ways we are pleased to be able to continue this practice.”

Four Garvey Schubert Barer owners will lead the Alaska office: Holden-Davis, Nault, Stephen Rose and Hal Snow.

Holden-Davis primarily works with construction and government contractors and will chair Garvey Schubert Barer’s construction practice group. In addition, she provides general litigation services. Holden-Davis serves on the board of directors for the Association of General Contractors (Alaska chapter), co-chairs the education committee for the Associated Building Contractors of Alaska and is the vice-chair of the University of Alaska’s construction management advisory board. Holden-Davis also is active at a national level, serving on the steering committee of Division 4 (Project Delivery Systems) of the American Bar Association’s Construction Forum and on the Association of General Contractors of America’s Federal and Air Force committees.

Nault’s practice focuses on business and corporate transactions, healthcare, employment law and business litigation. She also counsels clients in oil and gas regulatory matters and serves as outside general counsel for small to mid-sized companies in Alaska. Nault began her legal career in Juneau, Alaska, as law clerk to the Hon. Larry R. Weeks, Presiding Judge, Superior Court for the State of Alaska, and then worked in private practice, before relocating to Anchorage in 2001. Nault is active in the Health Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association and serves on the Alaska Bar’s mediation panel. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Garvey Schubert Barer’s healthcare, business and employment practice groups.

Both Nault and Holden-Davis join from Anchorage-based Bankston Gronning O’Hara, P.C.

Rose, chair of Garvey Schubert Barer’s healthcare practice group, is well known to Alaska healthcare providers and has represented hospitals, doctors and pharmacies for more than 25 years. Rose represented the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association in its successful Medicaid payment rate challenge in Department of Health & Social Services, Medicaid Rate Commission v. Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association, and currently assists clients with Certificate of Need issues, HIPAA compliance and government audit responses.

Snow has 30 years of experience helping business owners and private individuals in the areas of business succession planning, asset protection and multi-national planning issues. He represents many of Alaska’s larger homegrown businesses.