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Traeger Machetanz

MachetanzTraeger
Partner
T206.757.8337
F206.757.7337
T907.257.5300
F907.257.5399
Traeger Machetanz is a partner whose practice focuses on construction and government contracts counseling and litigation in Alaska and throughout the United States, frequently appearing in courts, boards of contract appeal, agency hearings, and arbitrations. He also advises owners, general contractors, and subcontractors on bidding, contract negotiation and formation, government compliance, and dispute resolution, and has given numerous speeches to trade groups on these topics.

Representative Experience

Alaska civil contractor v. state agency

Represented civil contractor against state agency and recovered significant amount sought in negotiations prior to claim being filed. (2016)

SolstenXP Electric & Telecom, LLC v. Marshall’s Electric, Inc.

Led team in successful two-week trial representing subcontractor unlawfully terminated for default. (Alaska Super. 2015)

Alaska civil contractor v. federal agency*

Represented civil contractor against federal agency and recovered full amount sought in board hearing.

Alaskan power contractor v. municipality*

Represented power contractor in Alaska Superior Court against Municipality for contract balance and extras, and recovered full amount sought in bench trial.

Alaskan power contractor v. municipality*

Represented road contractor in Alaska Superior Court against Municipality for extra costs, and recovered full amount sought in jury trial.
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, 2013-2015
  • Partner, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, Seattle, 1997-2013
  • Associate, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, Seattle, 1990-1997
  • Associate, Stafford Frey Cooper & Stewart, Anchorage, Alaska, 1987-1990
  • Associate, Owens & Turner, Anchorage, Alaska, 1984-1987

Professional & Community Activities

  • Construction Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Anchorage Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association, 1990-present
  • Alaska State Bar Association, 1984-present

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2015
  • Selected to “Washington Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, 2011-2017