Practice Areas 


Manley & Brautigam’s business and tax attorneys deliver expert legal advice and support to our clients. We constantly expand and adapt our focused areas of practice in order to meet our wide variety of clients’ ever-changing goals and desires. Manley & Brautigam seeks to provide the highest caliber of work for both Alaskans and their businesses. From simple wills to complex trusts and sole proprietors to large corporations, our attorneys can meet your legal needs.

Manley & Brautigam is proud to offer legal services in the following practice areas:
Business Entities, Business Planning, and Mergers & Acquisitions | Estate and Trust Planning | Probate and Trust Administration | Tax Planning and Controversies | Employment Law | Alternative Dispute Resolution | Real Estate | Medical & Health Care Practices and Providers | Oil & Gas, and Other Natural Resources | Non-Profits, Private Foundations, and 501(c)(3) Entities | Tax Exempt Entities


Business Entities, Business Planning, and Mergers & Acquisitions

Manley & Brautigam is a full service business formation and planning firm, offering a wide range of business advice and legal services to clients throughout Alaska.
  • Business Succession Planning

  • Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Contracts

  • Corporate and Shareholder Meetings

  • Corporations (including C-corporations and S-corporations), LLCs and Partnerships (including Family LLCs and Partnerships) and Joint Ventures

  • Formation of All Business Entities

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Non-profit and Tax-exempt Entities

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Stock or Membership Interest Redemptions


Estate & Trust Planning

The attorneys at Manley & Brautigam will guide you in creating and updating your estate plan, using tailored strategies to pass on your wealth, minimizing complexities and applicable taxes.
  • Asset Protection Planning and Trusts

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Charitable Gift and Trust Planning

  • Community Property Agreements and Trusts

  • Guardianships & Conservatorships

  • Gun Trusts

  • Irrevocable Trusts

  • Living Wills and Health Care Directives

  • Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Powers of Attorney - Financial

  • Probate and Trust Administration

  • Revocable Living Trusts

  • Third-party Medicaid Planning

  • Wills and Trusts


Probate & Trust Administration

Manley and Brautigam assists Personal Representatives and Trustees with carrying out their fiduciary duties in all phases of probate and trust administration of both revocable and irrevocable trusts.
  • Probate

  • Trust Administration

  • Affidavit of Collection (non-probate procedure)

  • Affidavit of Heirship Administration

  • Ancillary Probate Administrations

  • Asset Transfers

  • Federal Estate Tax Return – Form 706

  • Fiduciary Duties

  • Guardianship and Conservatorships

  • Income Tax Basis Planning

  • Portability Planning

  • Post-death Administration of Revocable Trusts

  • Trust Modifications and Decantings


Tax Planning & Controversies

Manley & Brautigam advises businesses, individuals, and estates regarding Federal, State and Local taxation, and will litigate when necessary.
  • Alaska Oil & Gas Taxes (Corporate Net Income, Property, Production, Tax Credits)

  • Federal Oil & Gas Income Tax Planning

  • Estate, Gift, GST, and Income Taxes

  • Transactional Tax Planning

  • IRS Audit and Appeals Representation

  • Federal, State and Local Tax Litigation

  • Employment and Excise Taxes


Employment Law

Manley & Brautigam’s attorneys guide employers through the legal landscape of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
  • ADA, FMLA, EEO and other Regulatory Compliance

  • Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreements

  • Employment-related Contracts

  • Employee Handbooks and Policy Manuals

  • Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements and Rabbi Trusts

  • Terminations


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Manley & Brautigam guides and assists in the resolution process, whether that be through mediation or the more formal arbitration process.
  • Private, informal, dispute resolution by agreement of adverse parties

  • Private, informal, decision-based, dispute resolution for adverse parties


Real Estate

Manley and Brautigam stands ready to prepare and review documents relating to all facets of real estate for our clients.
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Rights of First Refusal

  • Deeds and Deeds of Trust

  • Easements, including Conservation Easements

  • IRC §1031 Exchanges

  • Leases


Medical & Health Care Practices & Providers

Manley & Brautigam works with many physicians, medical practices and providers in the health care industry.
  • Stark, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA guidance

  • Medical Liens

  • Provider Group Agreements

  • Provider Employment Agreements

  • Preferred Provider – Insurer Agreements.

  • Joint Ventures


Oil & Gas, and Other Natural Resources

Manley & Brautigam represents entities involved in oil, gas and other natural resource production throughout the state of Alaska.
  • Oil & Gas Development

  • Oil & Gas Leasing

  • Royalty Controversy

  • Operating Agreements

  • Mining

  • Resource Acquisition

  • Support Services Contracting

Non-Profits, Private Foundations, and 501(c)(3) Entities

Manley & Brautigam assists non-profits, charities, and foundations through understanding the applicable Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Non-Profit Corporation Formation

  • Exempt Status Application with IRS

  • Formation of 501(c)(3), (c)(4) and (c)(6)

  • Reinstatement Filing

  • Penalty Abatement

  • Non-Profit Property Tax Exemptions


Tax Exempt Entities

Manley & Brautigam advises and assists tax exempt organizations with our understanding of Local, State and Federal regulations.
  • General Counseling and Operations Tax Advise

  • Reorganizations, Conversions, Joint Ventures and Special Structures

  • State and Local Taxation

  • Charitable Contributions, Fundraising and Solicitation Regulations

  • Audits, Examinations, Litigation and Internal Investigations

  • Executive Compensation and Directors Fees

  • Investment and Deployment of Endowments