The practice focuses on certain admiralty, aviation, business and commercial transactions and litigation, collection, construction, creditor bankruptcy, employment, real estate and transportation law. An "Overview", "Areas of Practice", "Firm Philosophy", "Articles and Organizations ; Other Activities", and "Cases" are discussed below. Steven J. Shamburek was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1978 with a major in economics and a minor in political and social thought and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. Certificate from the Federal Executive Institute for undertaking the Senior Executive Education Program in 1977. Worked in Washington, D.C. and New York with a wide variety of public and private political and economic organizations and other activities, 1974-1984. Worked with Washington, D.C. law firms. Judicial Law Clerk for two Federal Judges and a Magistrate Judge of the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska, 1984-1988. Partner in Law Firm, 1989-1999. Solo practice since 2000. Admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of Alaska ( State and Federal ), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Admiralty - all matters involving preferred ship mortgages, wage, necessaries and other maritime liens, injury claims, collision, salvage, limitations of liability, insurance disputes, crew contracts, Coast Guard license suspension and revocation hearings and other matters. Involved in some capacity in 100 cases. Aviation " selected matters involving FAA civil penalty actions ; loan documentation in Oklahoma City and state UCC requirements ; selected aviation accidents. Bankruptcy, Creditor " all matters related to creditor representation in bankruptcy. Involved in some capacity in 150 main cases, adversary proceedings, objections to discharge and preference actions.