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John D. Kauffman
Experience
John has represented investors, entrepreneurs and corporate management in a variety
of business and strategic matters. His work has included start-up formation and
growth, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, commercial and other private
financings, public securities offerings and public company reporting and compliance.
One focus of John's practice is representing Alaska Native Corporations from his office
in Anchorage in their complex M&A transactions in Alaska and throughout the United
States. In its 2014 annual survey of America's best attorneys for business, Chambers
and Partners noted that John is singled out for his considerable experience of complex
corporate M&A transaction, with one source reporting "His counsel was excellent, his
people skills are very good and he's very effective in negotiations."
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS AND TRANSACTIONS
Mergers and Acquisitions for Alaska Native Corporations
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Calista Corporation
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Acquisition of STG, Inc. and Terra Foundations from their founders
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Acquisition of Brice, Inc. and its related companies from its family
ownership group
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Chugach Alaska Corporation: Acquisition of All American Oilfield from its
founders
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc.: Sale of Alaska Interstate Construction to Cruz
Partner
Anchorage, AK
(907) 263-8405 direct
(907) 277-1920 fax
Seattle, WA
(206) 624-0900 direct
(206) 386-7500 fax
[email protected]
Education
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Construction, Inc.
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Koniag Development Corporation
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1999
Member, Moot Court Board
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College of William and Mary, B.A.,
1996, summa cum laude
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Sale of Washington Management Group and FedSources to Deltek
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Acquisition of Open Systems Technologies, an IT services company based in
Grand Rapids, Michigan, from its founders
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NANA Development Corporation
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Acquisition of Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc., a Louisiana based services company
primarily focused on maintenance and repair of more than 700 offshore
platforms off the Louisiana Gulf Coast, from Huntsman Gay Global Capital
Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
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Alaska
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Washington
John D. Kauffman
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Acquisition of Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance, an Anchorage-based provider of maintenance, passenger, ramp and cargo
services to the aviation industry, from its founders
Additional Representative Mergers and Acquisitions
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ERM Group: Acquisition of Oasis Environmental Inc., an environmental services company headquartered in Anchorage
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GCI: Subsidiary acquisitions of multiple broadcast television stations in Alaska
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The Jim Pattison Group: Acquisition of Alaska based fish processing companies and Washington state based juice companies by
subsidiaries of The Jim Pattison Group, Canada's third largest privately held company
Equity Investments
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Chugach Alaska Corporation: Preferred Stock investments in Spaceflight Industries, a Washington-based aerospace and space
logistics company
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc.: Acquisition of majority equity interest in Cruz Energy Services LLC, a company providing heavy
construction and oilfield services to the oil industry in North Dakota and other Lower 48 markets, and majority equity
investment in Cruz Marine LLC, a company providing tug and barge services for resource development projects
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NANA Development Corporation: Equity investment in Evergreen Films, Inc., an independent film production studio
headquartered in Anchorage
Joint Ventures
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AuruMar Alaska: Entity formation and governance for partnership of DeBeers and AngloGold Ashanti Limited for acquisition and
development of offshore mineral leases near Nome, Alaska
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Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc.: Development of updated joint venture structure for ownership and operation of
Goose Bay broadcast facility
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Doyon Anvil: Entity formation and governance for joint venture limited liability company between Doyon Emerald Services, LLC
and Alaska Anvil Incorporated
Professional Honors and Activities
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Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Alaska) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/Mergers &
Acquisitions), 2014-2016
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Selected by the Alaska Journal of Commerce as one of Alaska's Top 40 Under 40, 2013
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Co-Chair, Business Law Section, Alaska Bar Association
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Listed among Rising StarsSM (Securities and Corporate Finance) by Washington Super Lawyers®, 2009, 2007, 2006
Publications
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Chief author, "Business Law Practice," Chapter XIII, Washington Lawyers' Practice Manual
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