I do not have personal opinions about what my clients do with their funds. I have professional legal opinions based on many years of experience and seeing issues/problems arise in these contexts. I was quite specific about indicating that it is your corporation’s proxy and I will draft it as you direct. I don’t make business judgments for my clients, I give them legal advice and they make the business judgment.
I do not “feed” on Native corporations, I don’t advocate keeping money so that I can inflate my fees, and I frankly resent the implication that I do. If you have concerns about my advice and my fees, you are always free to raise that with me directly or seek other counsel.
Kathryn A. Black
Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot
1127 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-3399
Telephone: (907) 276-1550
Direct Line: (907) 263-7299
Direct Fax: (907) 276-3680
Cell: (907) 223-5234
From: Richard simeonoff [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 12:42 PM
To: Kathryn Black
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ellen Simeonoff; Alyce Roberts; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Proxy Statement Changes
The proxy looks ok. as long as the sale is tied to the land sale. otherwise I would not vote for it, and would encourage others to do the same. I do have issues with the section that says we will have little if any funds to operate. page 12 number 4. we have not spent over 60,000 since the inception of Uganik Natives in 1972 why would we need more than that. It seems clear that lawyers and others that have been feeding on Native Corporations from the beginning would be advocates of keeping the money so they have more to spend on things like inflated attorney fees and accountant fees. we are a small corporation of shareholders with 31 original shares we have one square mile of land and another small chunk of land in raspberry. I do not see a valid argument for keeping 1.8 million dollars for a corporation. We want what is good for Uganik shareholders not legal community and their peers. Kathy We have expressed our intention of selling the land and distributing the money to shareholders and you personal views should not be expressed.
TO: Richard Simeonoff Jr.,
Yes to your plan of giving out all the money, we don’t need greed, maybe get rid
of the present Attorney’s as well they have Donenes ear and Ellens as well, you
have hit it right on the head, I haven’t heard or worked with, Donene or Ellen,or
the Attorneys, but when I called the Attorneys office, something didn’t feel right.
We can start new, you can be the CEO, Richard let us move and end this out-
rageous behavior by the present leadership, let me know what else if anything I can do from here, I can’t get ahold of the other shareholders because I don’t have their addresses or Emails.
Could you get me their addresses, Richard? So I may help to get the rest of
the shareholders, to believe in our leadership, instead of the present, that they
weren’t elected, who is this Donene? I have never heard of her, she hasn’t even
answered my emails, or phone calls.
Is Ellen passing on the their intentions to you? Thank you for keeping us informed and up to date on the progress of the distribution.
Ralph S. Rastopsoff
From: Richard simeonoff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ellen Simeonoff <email@example.com>
Cc: Alyce Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com; “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>; Barbara & Sonny Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com; Fred Simeonoff <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Ralph Rastopsoff <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 4:01:26 PM
Ellen, it only makes sense to tie the two together. You can be suspect all you want. what do i have to gain if we distribute the money to all the shareholders. nothing. what do you have to gain if you have control over 1.8 million dollars? maybe you want to vote no on the distribution. you clearly have this attorneys ear. and donene clearly has your ear. you have allot to gain if if you can force separate deals. I do not trust your motives; I believe you have ulterior motives. I believe you would like to create a job to supplement your income and donene is clearly leading you in hopes she can supplement her retirement and you will stop at nothing until you get all your way. you can say what you want about me but I have only one motive. get the money to the shareholders. VOTE NO ON LAND SALE!! YES on distribution. you and donene have had control of the finances and all things since last year and have done nothing. I have asked for bank information QuickBooks files. you are clearly looking for a way to gain control over the money. We need to call for elections and get elected board members. I do not support you and do not trust your motives. I have tried to trust you but clearly you and donene will do anything to get a hold of this money. lets call for elections. if you were sincere in wanting the money to go to the shareholders we would already have it. you clearly have the attorney drafting this towards your goals. The previous drafts had distribution in there proxies. these are the ones you waited 2 months for that were from some where near Cordova. There is only one reason not to tie them together and that is you plan on not distributing the money. we must get every shareholder to voice if they want the money or if they want you to spend it for them. lets ask them I have and clearly they dont want you or donene to spend their money.