Michael Parise counsels clients in commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, complex loan transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, loan restructuring, maritime vessel financing, business litigation, foreclosures and litigation under the Uniform Commercial Code. READ MORE
KeyBank, Northrim Bank, First National Bank Alaska, Denali State Bank, Union Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, and JP Morgan Bank Europe Limited turn to Michael for counsel on matters related to complex commercial loans, mergers and acquisitions financing, revolving credit lines, real estate, loan workouts, bankruptcies and creditors’ rights.
He also represents parties in negotiations and litigation concerning oil and gas exploration financing, mining lease and royalty agreements, and timber sale and logging contracts.
Michael advises fisheries and other participants in the seafood industry on corporate and maritime vessel financing, North Pacific fisheries catch allocations and other regulations advancing species use and sustainability, licensing and distribution transactions, fish and wildlife issues and other commercial matters. He also regularly advises financial institutions with regard to fisheries loans.
Chambers® USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has listed Michael as a “Leading Lawyer” in the areas of Corporate M&A, Bankruptcy and Real Estate. The guide indicates that he is “well known for his expertise in real estate finance and ability to get the deals done,” and market commentators enthuse, “he is the best creditors’ lawyer in the state.”
Resource Development Council
Alaska Bar Association
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Special Achievement Award in Hazardous Waste Litigation Cases
"Alaska Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization (2021)
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2010-2020); Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2012-2020); Real Estate (2017-2020)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization (2013-2021)
“Alaska Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, Creditor/Debtor Rights (2017-2020); Business/Corporate (2012-2016); Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Banking (2009-2010)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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