Durell Law Group

Durell Law Group

Business Organizations and Transactions, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Taxation

Firm Overview

The office of Durrell Law Group practices law in Anchorage, Alaska and the Third Judicial District.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters regarding:
-Estate Planning
-Wills
-Probate

Please contact our Anchorage law firm with questions about your legal issue. Provide as much information as possible regarding your inquiry. While this contact does not serve to establish an attorney/client relationship, it will allow our legal team to begin an assessment of your case.
Main Office
Main Office
1400 West Benson Blvd., Ste 370
Anchorage  AK  99503
Phone
  • 907-258-3224
Websites
Estate Planning
Alaska Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the attorneys at Durrell Law Group, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Brian W. Durrell

Admitted
-Oregon, 1980
-Alaska, 1983

Education
-University of Oregon, J.D.

Member
-Anchorage Estate Planning Council (Member, Director, President, 2001-2002)
-Alaska Bar Association (Member and Past Chair, Probate Section)
-Oregon State Bar Association
-American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Biography
-Certified Public Accountant: Alaska and Oregon, 1983

Born
-Corvallis, Oregon, February 13, 1954

Brian grew up in rural Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1980. Brian has spent his entire professional career in practice in Anchorage as a CPA and an attorney. He began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand, specializing in estate and gift tax matters. Brian then practiced law with Bogle & Gates for 14 years, practicing business law and estate planning. Brian founded the Durrell Law Group in 1997.
Education
  • University of Oregon
    Juris Doctorate

Ann M. Bruner

Admitted
-Alaska, 1994
-U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 1994

Education
-University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D.

Member
-Anchorage Estate Planning Council
-Alaska Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section)

Biography
-Phi Kappa Phi
-Order of the Coif
-Executive Editor, University of California, Davis, Law Review, 1992-1993

Born
-Long Beach, California, November 20, 1963

Ann Bruner grew up in northern California and graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1993. After graduation she moved to Anchorage and clerked for Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court. She then joined Bogle & Gates, where she practiced law for four and a half years before joining the Durrell Law Group in early 1999.
Education
  • University of California, Davis
    Juris Doctorate

Julie B. Wrigley

Admitted
-Alaska, 1999

Education
-Willamette University, J.D.

Member
-Anchorage Estate Planning Council
-Alaska Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section)

Biography
-Order of the Barristers
-Past Chair, Fairbanks Estate Planning Council (2000-2001)

Born
-Reno, Nevada, October 31, 1973
Education
  • Willamette University
    Juris Doctorate

Alexandra G. Foote-Jones

Admitted
-Alaska, 2006

Education
-University of Arizona, J.D.

Member
-Alaska Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section)

Biography
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Order of the Coif
-Recipient: CALI Award Statutory Interpretation, 2006
-American Bankruptcy Law Journal Prize, 2005
-Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2004
-Submissions Editor, Arizona Law Review, 2004-2005

Born
-Anchorage, Alaska

Alexandra grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from law school at the University of Arizona, she clerked for Justice Michael D. Ryan of the Arizona Supreme Court. She then returned to Alaska and spent three years at the Alaska Public Defender Agency as a misdemeanor trial attorney, felony trial attorney, and appellate attorney. She joined Durrell Law Group in 2010, taking a leave of absence from August 2011 - May 2012 to complete an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Juris Doctorate

Heidi H. Borson

Admitted
-Alaska, 2003
-Washington, 1997
-United States District Court, 1997

Education
-Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

Member
-Alaska Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section)
-Anchorage Estate Planning Council
-Washington State Bar Association

Biography

Heidi Borson grew up throughout the United States and Europe and first moved to Alaska in 1981. After graduating from law school, Heidi practiced civil rights law, employment law, and elder law at MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless in Seattle, WA; served as Supervising Attorney of the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law; and clerked for Judge Bryan in United States District Court, Western District of Washington, and for Judge Sedwick and Judge Holland in United States District Court, District of Alaska. Heidi joined Durrell Law Group in 2011.
Education
  • Seattle University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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