Let’s be honest, there aren’t many attorneys licensed to practice law in Alaska, especially in the lower 48. If you are an out-of-state litigant who needs to deal with an Alaska court issue, or if you’ve hired a law firm down south that does not have any Alaska-licensed attorneys, you’ll need a local counsel who understands the Alaska court system and can file pleadings on your behalf.
Chris Peloso works with out-of-state law firms and litigants to provide insight into the Alaska court system and can act rapidly and efficiently to get your matter resolved without the expense of flying your attorneys to and from Alaska.
The law isn’t always on your side. Sometimes statutes get outdated or there are unseen consequences to a law that Legislators have not considered. If that’s an issue that is affecting you, the courts may not be an option. You may do better trying to get the law changed yourself. Chris Peloso has worked extensively with legislators and administration officials over the past eight years, and has significant experience testifying about legislation in front of a number of Alaska House and Senate subcommittees. He has personally drafted numerous pieces of legislation while employed as an Assistant Attorney General.
Don’t let new laws run over you and your business. Let us work together to help draft new legislation that’s fair, efficient, and clear.
Appellate law is different than trial law. Preparing an appeal to a superior court requires different skills than preparing a case for trial. You need an attorney who truly understands the law, as opposed to someone who merely knows how to argue facts.
Chris Peloso has substantial experience in handling appeals in both state and federal courts, including wins at the Alaska Supreme Court. If you are considering an appeal of your case, please schedule a consultation with us so we can assess the trial court’s decision as well as your chances to prevail on appeal.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on criminal charges, or believes that they may be pending, it is important that you reach out to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. It is important to remember that trying to navigate the criminal justice system on your own puts you at the mercy of prosecutors and judges who are often most concerned with getting a conviction. Our defense attorneys are concerned with protecting your rights and have the resources and tenacity to help secure the most preferable outcomes possible.
If you are facing charges for these or any other criminal offense, Chris Peloso can take your case, fight for your rights, and help protect you against injustice and mistreatment.
Starting a new business? Involved in a merger? Drafting a partnership agreement? You want to make sure that you have all of your paperwork in order, but with the confusing labyrinth of federal, state and local regulations, it’s hard to ensure that you aren’t making an error that will have a serious negative effect on your business.
From formation of new companies, drafting resolutions and ownership agreements, providing business counseling and strategic planning, Chris Peloso provides a wide range of legal services to businesses.
Let us help you can organize your business entity (partnership, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations) and provide advice on the appropriate business form for your new enterprise. We also provide a wide range of business transactional services as well, such as contract drafting and mediating disputes between partners.
Tax problems can be one of the most confusing and unforgiving issues in law. You may seem overwhelmed in trying to understand how much you owe and when you need to pay. Chris Peloso is a specialist in tax law, with years of experience interfacing directly with the Alaska Department of Revenue. He even wrote a number of the regulations that govern the administration of excise taxes (gasoline, cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, etc.) in the State of Alaska.
Let us help you work efficiently with the tax authorities to minimize your tax issues and develop a working plan that brings you into compliance with the law while protecting your business and personal finances.
Environmental law can be a confusing mix of federal, state, and local laws. You want to do the right thing, but sometimes it’s difficult to know what the requirements are. Chris Peloso is a specialist in environmental law issues, with years of experience interfacing directly with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the federal Environmental Protection Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on issues related to permitting, compliance, and liability under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, the Conservation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state counterparts to these laws. In addition, he has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, so he understands the technical aspects of your project as well as the legal aspects.
Let us help you work efficiently with regulators to help protect the planet while also minimizing the costs and delays to your business.