Ilona Bessenyey

Ilona Bessenyey specializes in the area of Elder Law and Inter-Generational Issues for Alaska’s families. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Medicaid Practice System, a 17 year member of the Alaska Bar Association and one of the co-chairs of the Elder Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association.

Ms. Bessenyey represents clients in the following areas:

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Wills, Trusts
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate

Ms. Bessenyey is a partner in the law firm of BESSENYEY & VAN TUYN, L.L.C. She received her B.S. degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont in 1983. She received her J.D. degree from Vermont Law

School in 1989 and was admitted to the Alaska Bar that same year. She has been in private practice for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked with Alaska Legal Services Corporation as an attorney and supervisor in the Anchorage office.

As an Elder Law attorney, she focuses on the unique needs and issues facing the elderly, the disabled and their families.

Ms. Bessenyey’s office is conveniently located in downtown Anchorage. Home, nursing home and hospital visits may be arranged.

Ilona Bessenyey, Managing Partner • ilona@bvt-law.com