Walter T. Featherly is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's Anchorage office and a member of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Featherly focuses his practice on Alaska Native- and Native American-owned businesses. He regularly counsels boards of directors and executives on matters including corporate law and governance, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, government contracting, labor and employment, finance and real estate.

Mr. Featherly also assists Alaska Native Corporation and tribal-owned businesses to navigate the laws and regulations of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development and the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), particularly those related to subcontracting and teaming opportunities.

Mr. Featherly regularly speaks on the subjects of corporate governance and compliance, teaming and joint venturing, the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the SBA and other laws applicable to small, minority and disadvantaged contractors and the large companies that team with them.

In Alaska, Mr. Featherly has tried numerous cases in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, construction, antitrust, bankruptcy, products liability, personal injury and eminent domain. He has also tried cases in federal courts and has argued appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Featherly also serves as Honorary Consul to Croatia for the Alaska Consular Corps.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • St. John's College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Alaska
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Anchorage Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Native American Law, 2018-2020
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Native American Law, 2013-2018


Speaking Engagements