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Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska, 1984
  • Washington, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Alaska, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1996

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

Government contractor v. federal agency

Ninety-eight percent recovery on termination for convenience claim. (2018)

Government contractor v. federal agency

Eighty percent settlement on defective plans claim. (2017)

Government contractor v. federal agency

Ninety percent recovery on termination for convenience claim. (2017)

Government contractor v. state agency

$2.6 million settlement on differing site conditions claim. (2017)

Government contractor v. state agency

$2.2 million settlement on defective plans claim. (2016)

Private second-tier subcontractor

Eighty percent recovery on termination for default overturned and $2 million counterclaim defeated at trial. (2016)

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

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

Professional Recognition

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