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Matt Block is New Corporate Counsel

Matt has been practicing as a business lawyer and litigator in Alaska since 2005. In that capacity, Matt represented several clients in contract, employment, land use, and commercial litigation matters. More recently, Matt has worked on issues confronting Alaska Native tribes and on helping startup companies manage their legal affairs. He is the current co-Chair of the Business Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. Prior to his career in law, Matt worked in computers and technology as a programmer, system and network administrator and designer, and consultant. Matt brings a unique perspective to Ahtna as a legal advisor as he has started and successfully operated innovative companies that were confronted by innovative legal challenges.

Matt said upon accepting the offer, “When evaluating a new company, the first thing I look at is not the business idea but the people who will run it. As a family of companies, Ahtna is filled with great people who are poised to do great things, standing on the strong base they have inherited from years of careful stewardship and overcoming challenges. But even with that strong history, Ahtna is essentially a young company that I believe is entering a growth phase. I am thrilled to work with such a fantastic team at such an exciting time.”

Matt was raised in Alaska and is married with three children. When he is not at work, he volunteers with the Boy Scouts, goes camping with his family, and teaches Sunday School.