I specialize in representing school districts throughout the state of Alaska. That representation includes at-the-table collective bargaining as the spokesperson and labor law expert for the district’s bargaining team in negotiations with unions representing teachers and non-teaching staff members. I have acted in this capacity for over 30 years. I trust my judgment and instincts when it comes to decison-making at the table, such as when to make a counter offer, the content of such offers, the delivery of such offers, and the explanation of such offers. I trust my judgment and instincts in evaluating a union’s offer, recognizing compromises that are attainable, and reaching fair agreements that are in the best interests of my clients. I trust my judgment and instincts in recognizing when publicity is advantageous to a district regardlng the status of negotiations, in determining the content of the message, how best to disseminate the message, and the best person to deliver the message.