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George R. Lyle

George R. Lyle

President
Location:
Anchorage, Alaska
Phone:
877-310-6183
Fax:
907-793-2299
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Mining Law
  • Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1984

Education

  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. (Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law) - 1984
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Earth Science

Published Works

  • Annual Updates - Alaska Oil and Gas Legal Developments prepared for the ABA Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources ("SEER") "Year in Review" and for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation "Annual Review" (2007-2014)
  • Annual Update - Alaska Water Law for ABA SEER "Year in Review" (2010-2014)
  • "Why You May Have More Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims Than You Thought," Paper 13, 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Law Institute (2000)
  • "Alaska Environmental Law," Chapter 43, Environmental Law Practice Guide, Matthew Bender (1992), (Co-Author)
  • Numerous Seminars and CLE's on Environmental and Natural Resources Law Issues

Representative Cases

  • Whittier Properties, Inc. v. ANIC, 185 P.3d 84 (Alaska 2008)
  • Zurich American Insurance Company v. Whittier Properties, Inc., 356 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Sykes v. Melba Creek Mining, 952 P.2d 1164 (Alaska 1998)
  • Walthall v. U.S., 131 F.2d 1289 (9th Cir. 1997)
  • In re Larson, 99 B.R., 1 (Alaska Bankruptcy 1989)
  • In re Anchorage Nautical Tours, 102 B.R.741 (9th Cir. BAP 1989)
  • Alaska Gold Company v. State Dept. of Revenue, 754 P.2d 247 (Alaska 1988)

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers For Business (Environment 2003), (Environment, Natural Resources and Utilities 2004), (Environmental, Natural Resources and Regulated Industries 2005-2014)
  • Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Mining 2003-2007)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation