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Ilona Bessenyey

Bessenyey & Van Tuyn LLC

Ilona Bessenyey

Bessenyey & Van Tuyn LLC

Ilona Bessenyey

Bessenyey & Van Tuyn LLC

Ilona Bessenyey specializes in the area of Elder Law and Inter-Generational Issues for Alaska’s families. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Medicaid Practice System, a 30 year member of the Alaska Bar Association, and Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association.

Ms. Bessenyey represents clients in the following areas:

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Wills, Trusts
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate

Ms. Bessenyey is a founding partner in the law firm of Bessenyey & Van Tuyn, L.L.C. She received her B.S. degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont in 1983. She received her J.D. degree from Vermont Law School in 1989 and was admitted to the Alaska Bar that same year. She has been in private practice for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked with Alaska Legal Services Corporation as an attorney and supervisor in the Anchorage office.

As an Elder Law attorney, she focuses on the unique needs and issues facing the elderly, the disabled, and their families.

Firm Description

For nearly two decades, Bessenyey & Van Tuyn has provided expert legal services in Alaska. The lawyers of Bessenyey & Van Tuyn stand ready to use their substantial experience to help you on your important Elder, Environmental, Energy, and Administrative Law matters. We are vigorous advocates in pursuit of our clients’ goals.

The firm’s Elder Law Practice is led by founding partner Ilona Bessenyey, Chair of the Alaska Bar Association's Elder Law Section. The Elder Law Practice helps clients with all aspects of estate planning and health care planning, including wills and trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, long-term-care, and Medicaid.


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