Eric E. Wohlforth

Eric E. Wohlforth

Eric E. Wohlforth joined the firm in December of 2015. Mr. Wohlforth is Of Counsel with the firm and has practiced public finance specialty since 1967, having practiced previously with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in New York City. His initial Alaska involvement was litigating a post-1964 earthquake test lawsuit to establish the public purpose of state bonds to pay off mortgages on destroyed homes. Subsequently, he has served as bond counsel in all public finance litigation in the state as it grew to represent most bond-issuing clients in Alaska.

Experience

Mr. Wohlforth served as Alaska Commissioner of Revenue from 1970 to 1972 investing $900 million in lease sale proceeds. From 1995 to 2006 he served on the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees (the longest such service to date) and was elected vice chair and chair twice of that Board.

He currently serves as Chair of the University of Alaska Foundation Investment Committee, as well as a member of the UAA Chancellor’s and College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Boards. He is also a trustee of the Alaska Pacific University. He has been chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska since 1972.

Admitted to practice law in New York and Alaska, Mr. Wohlforth has a B.A. from Princeton University, a law degree from the University of Virginia, and master’s degrees from Loyola University New Orleans (religious education) and Fielding Graduate Institute (organizational development).

Education

LL.B., University of Virginia School of Law

LL.D., University of Alaska-Anchorage, Honorary

M.R.E, Loyola University

M.A., Fielding Graduate Institute

M.A., University of Alaska-Anchorage

B.A., Princeton University

Admitted to Practice

Bar Admissions:

Alaska

New York

Court Admissions:

U.S. District Court, District of Alaska

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Memberships

Alaska Bar Association

American Bar Association

Alaska 20/20

• Chair, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2005

Alaska Pacific University

• Trustee, 2004 – Present

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

• Chair, 1997 – 1999 and 2002 – 2003
• Trustee, 1995 – Present
• Vice Chair, 1996 – 1997 and 2001 – 2002

Anchorage Library Foundation

• Member, 1981 – 1994
• Past President, 1981 – 1994

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Commonwealth North

• Board of Directors, 2004 – Present
• President, 2014

Episcopal Diocese of Alaska

• Chancellor, 1972 – Present

Fiscal Policy Council

• Vice President, 2000 – Present

National Association of Bond Lawyers

• State Investment Advisory Committee

New York State Bar Association

• Membership Committee

University of Alaska Foundation

• Chair, 2004
• Investment Committee, 2003 – Present

William A. Egan Cancer Research Foundation

• Trustee, 1984 – Present

Contact Me

Phone: (907) 261-6606

Email: [email protected]

Associated Staff

Rita Bennett

Phone: (907) 261-6626

Email: [email protected]