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For nearly two decades, Bessenyey & Van Tuyn has provided expert legal services in Alaska. The lawyers of Bessenyey & Van Tuyn stand ready to use their substantial experience to help you on your important Elder, Environmental, Energy, and Administrative Law matters. We are vigorous advocates in pursuit of our clients’ goals.

The firm’s Elder Law Practice is led by founding partner Ilona Bessenyey, Chair of the Alaska Bar Association's Elder Law Section. The Elder Law Practice helps clients with all aspects of estate planning and health care planning, including wills and trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, long-term-care, and Medicaid.

The firm’s Environmental and Administrative Law Practice is led by founding partner Peter Van Tuyn, a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Alongside senior attorney Teresa Clemmer and associate attorneys Karen Schmidt and Jen Marlow, the firm brings over 60 years collective experience in federal and state court litigation, as well as representation of clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies and legislative branches.

Bessenyey & Van Tuyn attorneys have received Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer recognition, and the firm has received Best Law Firm recognition from U.S. News & World Report in the areas of Litigation (Environmental), Environmental Law, and Natural Resource Law. We would be happy to provide you with effective and efficient legal representation to assist you in achieving your goals.

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