Charles F. Schuetze


Born and raised in the Midwest, Mr. Schuetze acquired his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Cornell College in 1977, and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1982. He studied law in Germany at the University of Tübingen, under an Exchange Scholarship between the Universities of Iowa and Tübingen, in 1982-1983, and worked in the law department of the Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt, Germany in 1983. Mr. Schuetze began private practice in Anchorage, Alaska in 1984, working in business and financial transactions, income taxation and estate planning. In 1990, Chuck obtained his master’s degree in taxation from the University of Miami, with a master’s thesis on family deferred payment sales transactions. He participated in drafting the Alaska Limited Liability Company statute, and testified before the legislature on LLC legislation and on tax aspects of an Alaska LNG project. Mr. Schuetze has spoken at many seminars on business and estate planning. Mr. Schuetze has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law for the years 2013 through 2019, and was named Anchorage Lawyer of the Year in 2013 in Corporate Law and in 2020 for Tax Law.


  • Alaska Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair

  • Anchorage Estate Planning Council, Member


  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Miami, 1990

  • German Law Study, University of Tübingen, 1982-1983

  • J.D., University of Iowa, 1982

  • Graduate School, University of Texas, 1978-1979

  • B.S.S., Philosophy, Cornell College, 1977, cum laude


  • U.S. Tax Court, 1993

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1988

  • U.S. District Court for Alaska, 1985

  • Alaska Bar Association, 1984

  • Proficient in written and spoken German


Chuck enjoys dog agility competition, photography, cross-country skiing, biking and hiking.