Mr. Vance joined Faulkner Banfield, P.C. in 1983, following a clerkship with Judge James Barrett of the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Mr. Vance focuses his practice on complex litigation, particularly in the areas of oil and gas tax and royalties, natural resources law, and defense of products liability, personal injury and professional malpractice claims. Working from Faulkner Banfield’s offices in Juneau, Mr. Vance has appeared before courts and administrative agencies throughout Alaska, handling matters arising all over the state, including issues concerning:
Mr. Vance served as Alaska counsel for Polar Tankers, Inc., in its successful United States Supreme Court appeal of a property tax that violated the Tonnage Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez, 557 U.S. 1 (2009)). Mr. Vance holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Vance is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Commonwealth North. He has served ans still serves on a variety of professional, municipal and non-profit boards and committees, and acted as youth sports coach for many seasons.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Bitzer Canada, Inc.
BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Crowley Marine Services, Inc.
Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Koch Alaska Pipeline Company, LLC
Koch Industries, Inc.
Polar Tankers, Inc.
Unocal Pipeline Company
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