Guy Martin is one of the senior natural resources, energy and environmental lawyers in Washington, D.C., with years of direct high level experience in the Congress, in the Executive Branch and at the state level. Guy has years of experience representing and counseling clients with serious objectives and problems to solve in the federal government. He covers virtually every resource area from land and water to energy resources, as well as Indian law and policy, including tribal gaming issues. He specializes in leading complex projects to achieve client objectives in the federal government, from specific legislative provisions to policy decisions in support of client objectives, and clearing the way through federal permits and approvals for client objectives to succeed on the offense or on the defense. To do so, Guy develops strategy for the project, forms a team which taps the potential of the client, others at Perkins Coie and outside consultants, and then engages in an active campaign that is totally devoted to client objectives.
As a former high level resources official at the Department of Interior, Congressional staff member, and the highest state resources official in Alaska, Guy works easily and authoritatively with those in office now on difficult legal and policy issues where knowledge and credibility are essential. Strategic counseling, focused representation, negotiation and litigation are all tools used with the Congress and the key resources agencies of the federal government including Interior, Energy, EPA, Agriculture, Commerce and the White House, among others.
Prior to practicing law, Guy served as the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Water Resources, and prior to that he was the Commissioner of Natural Resources for the State of Alaska. He also served as the Director and Washington, D.C. Counsel for the State of Alaska D.C. Office. Guy started his career as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Nick Begich (Alaska).
Guy earned his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1967, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1964.more » « less