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Serving All of Alaska, Over 20 Years Experience, Commercial, International, Personal Injury, Family, Criminal, Aviation, Small Business, Adoptions, Custody/Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Premarital, Support, Drugs, Murder, Criminal, Federal, Visitations, White Collar, Wills/Estates, Prenupual Agreements, Medical Malpractice, Auto Accidents, Juvenille, Wrongful Death
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Commercial; International; Personal Injury; Family; Criminal; Aviation; Small Business; Adoptions; Custody/Support; Divorce; Domestic Violence; Premarital; Support
Employment ContractBusiness transactions - We take a detail-oriented approach with business transactions, meticulously preparing and reviewing all types of commercial agreements and business contracts, including buy/sell agreements, hold-harmless agreements, real estate agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment contracts and contracts for deeds. We also draft leases and letters of intent.
Real Estate LitigationReal estate matters â€” We focus our real estate practice on the resolution of real estate disputes, including controversies involving failure to disclose, boundary issues, misrepresentation or breach of contract. We also handle leasing disputes.
Construction LitigationIf you are involved in a dispute over the sale of real estate, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights. There are laws in Alaska that place absolute duties on sellers to disclose known defects. Whether you are the buyer or the seller in a disputed transaction, you want a lawyer who knows and understands the law, and who has helped others in situations like yours.
Real Estate TransactionsWe focus our real estate practice on disputes that arise out of real estate transactions. We represent sellers and buyers, handling cases involving allegations of...
ProstitutionIf you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation of prostitution, it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. If convicted, you might face serious penalties such as jail time, fines, mandatory registration as a sex offender or community service. Let our firm shield you from the criminal justice system and minimize your exposure to these devastating consequences.
ExtortionRacketeering activity can be related to numerous criminal offenses, including extortion, fraud, embezzlement, drug crimes and counterfeiting. Typically, racketeering refers to the operation of an illegal business for profit. If you or a loved one is facing racketeering charges, you need a defense lawyer who can fight to protect you against even the strongest federal prosecutors.
Criminal DefenseBecause of our track record in state and federal criminal cases, attorney D. Scott Dattan is frequently appointed to take over cases that have become problematic for other federal criminal defense attorneys. He was also selected to give a presentation about domestic violence to a statewide judicial conference and was invited to participate in an advisory panel for criminal defenders.
DUI/DWIDepending on the severity of the charge, your child might face devastating consequences that might ultimately affect his or her chances at scholarships, choice of university and other educational or work opportunities.
Sex CrimesSexual assault cases carry not only heavy penalties if you are convicted, but also the social stigma attached to the crimes. If you or a loved one is facing sexual assault or sex abuse charges, it is crucial that you act quickly to hire an experienced lawyer.
FraudCharges stemming from mail and wire fraud allegations can result in severe consequences upon conviction. In order to avoid these devastating penalties, it is crucial that you work with our knowledgeable Anchorage mail and wire fraud attorneys to defend your freedom.
White Collar CrimesIf you are facing white collar crimes charges, you face serious consequences. Chances are that law enforcement has been building a case against you whether you knew it or not. They've likely devoted hundreds or thousands of man-hours to developing a strong
MisdemeanorsWe take cases involving all types of controlled substances, from marijuana and cocaine to heroin and crystal meth. We represent individuals in misdemeanor and felony drug cases.
EmbezzlementEmbezzlement can range from the simple taking of money or inventory all the way to falsifying invoices. Our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you no matter how complex your case may be.
Drug CrimesIf you are facing drug distribution or drug trafficking charges, it is likely that you have been under FBI or police surveillance for a significant amount of time. With all of this manpower aligned against you, it is crucial that you have a tenacious defender on your side.
MurderAssault crimes typically encompass a wide range of situations from bar fights to murder, and everything in between. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a violent crime, it is wise to seek the counsel of our Anchorage assault crime lawyers as soon as possible.
Juvenile CrimesWhether your child is a student at the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University or is no longer in school, it is important to act quickly to ensure his or her rights are protected. The Anchorage juvenile crime lawyers at the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan have extensive experience defending clients in juvenile court. Schedule a consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney to ensure your child is protected.
HomicideManslaughter differs from murder in the sense that the former was committed without malice or premeditation. Whether the manslaughter was voluntary â€” homicide in the heat of passion â€” or involuntary â€” homicide as a result of a car accident, for example â€” you need a dedicated defense attorney on your side. You face serious ramifications in any of these cases.
Restraining OrderWhether our alcohol abuse or the lack of sunlight in the winter is to blame, Alaska has a very high rate of domestic violence. It is particularly common as couples consider divorce or when economic hardships are present. As attorneys with experience in both family law and criminal defense, we also have significant experience representing those involved in a domestic violence dispute, and in obtaining or fighting restraining orders.
Money LaunderingWe have represented individuals and small-business owners in charges involving wire transfer fraud, money laundering or other white collar crimes. We understand that a conviction can lead to devastating consequences that have damaging effects across all facets of your life. Our firm will thoroughly examine your charges and all of the supporting documentation in order to develop a strong defense strategy. Trust us for vigorous defense through all stages of the legal process.
ManslaughterThe Anchorage murder defense attorneys at the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan have decades of experience handling even the most complex cases. We understand your frustration, and will provide personal service and aggressive defense in your case from start to finish. Whether your charge is first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter, it is wise to schedule a consultation with us as soon as possible.
DivorceSome of those living in Alaska are transplants and may not be familiar with our laws. We would be happy to discuss your legal matters with you and answer any questions. In summary, the divorce and family law process works as shown below.
Child SupportChild support - In Alaska, there is a specific guideline (Civil Rule 90.3. Child Support Awards), which is non-negotiable. We can help you understand the guideline.
Child Custody and VisitationChild custody - The court favors 50/50 custody arrangements and does not favor removing a child from either parent. Out-of-state parental rights is an issue with which we are familiar. Our family law attorneys are completely familiar with all of the issues common during child custody determinations or custody disputes.
AdoptionClients rely on our depth of legal knowledge and our ability to answer challenging questions about the obstacles they might face. Typically, the most challenging aspect of adoption is the termination of parental rights. In situations such as stepparent adoption, we must have documentation signed by the biological parent relinquishing all rights to the child. Through our history, we have handled these matters with efficiency and professionalism. Count on us to get you through this process so you can begin your new life.
Spousal SupportSpousal support or alimony - In general, the court prefers that all financial matters are settled during the division of assets. Spousal support may be awarded for reorientation to the workforce or rehabilitation and, in some cases, may be awarded on a permanent basis.
Child AbuseFounding attorney D. Scott Dattan was recently appointed to the Children's Justice Act Task Force. One of the primary focuses of the task force is to investigate and provide a statewide response to domestic violence and child abuse. Clients rely on our firm to be knowledgeable about changing legislation and legal trends regarding criminal defense.
Trusts and Estates
ProbateEstate and probate law issues â€” We will help you complete the steps necessary to successfully settle the estate of a loved one in the probate courts, whether you have been named executor or administrator, or have another interest. We also handle estate litigation. We assist clients who seek to put an effective estate plan in place.
Estate PlanningIf you are considering putting an estate plan together to specify the distribution of your property upon death, or if you have been named as executor or administrator of the estate of a loved one, you want an experienced attorney to guide you through the process. The estate planning process involves a wide range of tools to help you meet your goals, and the probate process can be confusing and intimidating.
Power of AttorneyOur attorneys will help you with basic estate planning strategies, from the preparation of a will, trust or power of attorney, to the re-titling of property to avoid probate. We also handle adoption proceedings in the probate courts.
Personal InjuryAt the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, we have provided comprehensive counsel to people in Alaska since 1984. We understand the impact a personal injury can have on your life, and the stress and anxiety that can come in the aftermath of such an injury. We take a straightforward and thorough approach, keeping you fully informed of all developments in your case, as well as your options, so that you can make educated decisions that protect your future.
Business and Corporate Law
Business FormationWe handle all matters related to business formation. We will start by helping you understand the variety of options available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each choice. We will address all potential concerns, from tax consequences or individual liability to formalities of annual filings.
Business DisputesBusiness law - We're in business too, and we understand that we must weigh risks and rewards. If a settlement is your best option, we'll let you know that is the case. If we think we can win your case, we'll shoot for the end zone.
Business TransactionsBusiness concerns, including the litigation of commercial disputes, as well as advice regarding business transactions such as business formation or commercial contracts
Limited Liability CompaniesIf you are considering starting a new business, or expanding the scope of a current business by setting up a new entity, you want an experienced attorney to help you evaluate your options, so that you can select the business form that best meets your needs. There are a variety of structures to choose from - partnerships, limited liability companies or corporations. You want a lawyer who will take the time to learn the specific goals and functions of your business and who will then help you take the right steps to protect your interests.
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