Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska


Knutson and Associates advises recreational and adventure sports commercial entities, public land administrators, educators and insurers on a variety of risk management and legal liability issues such as:

  • Litigation – trying cases and/or negotiating settlement of threatened or filed lawsuits.
  • Working with insuring groups to assess risk management issues for their policy holders and designing new programs for policy groups.
  • Working with defense counsel in other states to oversee or assist in review and defense of litigated cases or appeals.
  • Assessment of risk management and operations plans, policies and procedures, instructor training manuals, and other forms of documentation used by entities.
  • Advising entities on and analyzing insurance needs and coverage issues.
  • Providing critical guidance to entities responding to incidents including post incident review and information gathering, crisis management, press statements, etc. Working with providers to understand and implement important post-accident policies and procedures following the occurrence of an incident or injury.
  • Designing and conducting risk management training for guides and staff.
  • Assisting entities and programs in completing certification processes and/or creating certification programs.
  • Drafting risk management style documents such as assumption of risk and release/waiver or independent contractor contracts.
  • Speaking to entities and organizations about outdoor or recreation liability issues.
  • Legal and risk management oriented review of marketing materials and documentation such as brochures and web sites, medical or other screening information, applications, student/participant agreements, etc.
  • Evaluation of the sale of adventure businesses, participation in sale transactions and drafting of sale documents.
  • Working with public land administrators and commercial entities to resolve or interpret federal or state land use or permitting issues.
  • Serve as entity spokesperson for press releases and informational purposes.
  • Sponsorship and event management consulting.
  • Provide intellectual property and rights management strategies for event and operator content management.
  • Film production assistance including contracts, permits, insurance placement, etc.