Peter B. Brautigam


Peter was born in Alaska and is a founder and shareholder of Manley & Brautigam, P.C., has an AAV@ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers of Alaska. Peter earned the Best Lawyers8 2016 Anchorage Tax Law ALawyer of the Year@ distinction and has been consistently ranked in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth with a “Band 1” ranking for Private Wealth Law in Alaska. He has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and began practicing in 1985. Peter is also an elected Fellow and current state chair 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.


Mr. Brautigam’s practice emphasizes estate planning, probate and transactional tax law planning designed to minimize income and wealth transfer taxes. His practice includes developing and implementing individual estate plans for medium and large estates; drafting wills, revocable “living” trusts, Alaska Community Property, life insurance trusts, Alaska Asset Protection trusts, and other sophisticated estate planning techniques; administering probate and trust estates; transactional tax planning for individuals and businesses; nonqualified deferred compensation planning and rabbi trusts; and the formation and structuring of corporations, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies.


Peter is a current member and past chairman of both the Alaska Bar Association’s Tax Law and Probate & Estate Planning Law sections. Peter has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and in civil litigation matters, and lectures on tax-related topics for the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Society of CPAs, Anchorage Estate Planning Council and the American Law Institute of the American Bar Association (ALI-ABA).


LL.M., Taxation, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1985
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1984
B.A., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1981


Alaska Bar Association
Alaska Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for Alaska
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Enjoys spending time with family, church, fly fishing, golf and skiing.