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John W. Colver

Business Attorney at Anchorage, AK

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Assist with business transactions and contract preparation, with the sales or purchases of many businesses, represent gas companies and producers and represent clients before administrative agencies, such as Alaska ABC Board, Alaska DNR and the federal Bureau of Land Management

    46 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Assist clients with business start-ups, corporate governance, stock issuance and representation before the Alaska Division of Banking & Securities, and general corporate compliance matters

    46 years

  3. Estate planning
    Assist clients with preparation of wills and trusts, health care directives and other estate planning for the distribution of family wealth and business to succeeding generations

    46 years

  4. Probate
    Assist clients in the probate of decedent's estates

    46 years

  5. Real estate
    Assist Clients with all manner of real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, sales, foreclosures, zoning, site development and preparation of land covenants, condominium declarations, and resolution of land title problems and litigation

    46 years

I’m a lifelong resident of Alaska. I love Alaska and I’ve enjoyed practicing law in the areas of business and commercial law, corporate law, real estate law and wills, trusts, estate planning and probate law.  I’ve worked extensively with the business community and other residents of Anchorage, and with clients throughout Alaska, since 1978.  I’ve assisted my clients with their corporations and LLCs, with their contracts, with their real estate deals and leases, and with sales and purchase of nearly every kind of business.  I estimate that in my career I have represented buyers and sellers of businesses in over $200 million worth of business sales. I’ve also assisted clients with commercial litigation involving contracts and corporations, real estate deals, titles and foreclosures, and litigation involving trusts and estates. I feel that my work in all of these areas of the law has given me a well-rounded understanding of the legal issues faced by the business community, real estate owners, and those in need of planning their wills and trusts and assistance in settling estates.


Colver & McMillan, LLC
4141 B St Ste 410
Anchorage, AK, 99503-5943

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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I was a client who hired Mr. Colver as my business sale attorney.
John Colver, was a top professional that helped me after an extremely mercifulness, one sided divorce. I was under such duress and Mr. Colver helped me so I did not have to go to the lowest levels as a means of buffering my opposition cruel and unstable manner. Even through manufactured deceit, my ex, whom I indulged during our marriage andI made the mistake when I started a small business and included him as a business partner. Mr. Colver managed through the circus act and did well at preserving some of my successes. Mr. Colver stance and support was with care, intellectual knowledge and integrity. He never allowed the corruption or ambushing. To interfere and staiyed focused. I, nor my highly sucessful friends will ever understand why the injustice of tactics made up on fabricated lies were allowed for the greed of gain. Mr.. Colver was a rare find in the Alaska oil industry where corruption thrives. He was highly professional and the best attorney whom I honor.
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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Colver & McMilan, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Jones & Colver, LLC
  • 1999 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Hoge & Lekisch PC
  • 1984 - 1999
  • Professor
  • University of Alaska
  • 1981 - 1984
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  • Gonzaga University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978


  • Alaska Bar Associataion
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Am Jur Award in Criminal Law
  • Bancroft Whitney
  • 1978


  • Sales of Businesses in Alaska
  • Sales of Businesses in Alaska
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Purchasing
  • Contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, and Purchasing
  • 2002
  • Business Sales -- Principal speaker
  • Sales of Businesses
  • 2001

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Anchorage Business Lawyer John W. Colver
John W. Colver
Business Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 45 years