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Robert L. Manley

Business Attorney at Anchorage, AK

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also known as Robert Landes Manley

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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      I was born in Alaska and have been practicing law here since 1976. I am an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (), a select group of attorneys who are nationally recognized in the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law. I am also one of only two Alaskans elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel ().


     I am active in drafting and promoting legislation to keep Alaska in the forefront of modern developments in estate planning and trust administration law. I was the primary drafter of Alaska’s laws governing modification of irrevocable trusts, the Alaska 529 College Savings plan and pre-mortem trust and will validation. I was also instrumental in drafting the Alaska Limited Liability Company legislation and secured the first IRS private letter ruling on conversion of a partnership into a LLC.  I was intensely involved in the revisions to Alaska Trust Company laws and formed the first Private Trust Company established in Alaska.



Manley & Brautigam, PC
1127 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK, 99501

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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Manley & Brautigam P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hughes, Thorsness, Gantz, Powell & Brundin
  • 1976 - 2004


  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State, Dept. of Revenue v. Amoco Prod. Company
  • Affirmed in Part, Reversed in Part.
  • Bevins v. Peoples Bank & Trust Company
  • Affirmed in part, reversed in part,


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 1986 - Present
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Rules Advisory Committe to Alaska Supreme Court
  • Probate Rules Advisory Committee, member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year - Taxation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer - Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Business
  • Alaska Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year - Estate Planning
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Order of Coif
  • University of North Dakota
  • 1975
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Estate Planning and Taxation
  • Best Lawyers
  • N/A
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  • National Law Journal
  • Trusts & Estates: Alaska Trusts
  • 1997
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • The Simple Ancillary Non-Administration -- Qualifications by Filing
  • 1992
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • Key Probate Factors in Identifying Family
  • 1991
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • The Emotional Landscape
  • 1991
  • Aspen Law & Business
  • State Limited Liability Company & Partnership Laws, Alaska section
  • N/A
  • Aspen Law & Business
  • State Limited Partnership Laws, Alaska section
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • LLC’s: Advising Start Ups and Larger Businesses in Alaska
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • 2004
  • Qualified State Tuition Plans Under I.R.C. Sec. 529
  • Qualified State Tuition Plans
  • 2001
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Sinfully Simple Wills Revisted
  • 2001
  • Alaksa Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Fiduciary Litigation Issues
  • 2001
  • Estate Planning Techniques
  • Estate Planning With Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts: Steering Clear of Debts and Taxes and The Impact of Ethical Rules on Estate Planning
  • 1999
  • Amecican College of Trusts and Estates Counsel Annual Meeting
  • Hot Topics: Non-Tax: Recent Developments in the Struggle to Win Your Trust
  • 1999
  • 33rd Annual Philip E. Heckering Institute on Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection and Dynasty Trust Venues: A World of Choices
  • 1999
  • Third Biennial Advanced Elder Law Institute
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • 1998
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Anchorage Business Lawyer Robert L. Manley
Robert L. Manley
Business Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 47 years