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The Team // Attorneys

An Experienced & Dedicated Team

All law firms expound on their level of experience, but persons seeking legal counsel must discern whether a particular firm has the best combination of talent and specialized expertise to skillfully advocate for their unique interests. The attorneys at Brena, Bell & Clarkson have a distinguished track record of attaining successful outcomes for clients in complex legal matters. Our attorneys and professional staff have more than 450 years of combined legal experience that is continuously leveraged to serve our clients’ needs and to find a solution for every legal challenge they face.

BBC attorneys have represented our clients before numerous courts and agencies at the federal, state and local levels, including the Alaska Supreme Court, the Alaska Superior and District Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Colombia Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the United States Department of Energy, the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Alaska Department of Labor, the Alaska Human Rights Commission, the State Assessment Review Board, city and borough boards of equalization, and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Our attorneys are often invited to share their legal expertise in a variety of venues, including testimony before committees of the Alaska Legislature, speaking engagements before professional associations, and continuing legal education classes for the Alaska Bar Association.

 

Attorneys
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Robin O. Brena

Managing Attorney

Mr. Brena is the owner and managing shareholder of Brena, Bell & Clarkson, P.C., which he founded in 1988. He maintains an active trial and appellate practice, centered on complex civil cases in courts and regulatory agencies at both the state and federal levels.

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Jesse C. Bell

Senior Attorney

Mr. Bell has represented numerous clients in the purchase and sale of multi-million-dollar businesses and commercial properties. He is also recognized as a well-known expert on the Alaska Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act.

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Kevin G. Clarkson

Senior Attorney

Mr. Clarkson has substantial experience representing parties in both federal and state courts regarding complex constitutional matters. Mr. Clarkson is often asked to testify before the Alaska State Legislature regarding constitutional law issues or to speak and teach regarding constitutional law in Continuing Legal Education seminars.

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David W. Wensel

Senior Attorney

Mr. Wensel has over 20 years of experience representing clients in Alaska. His practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, tax assessment, telecommunications, oil and gas, appellate, and administrative matters before both federal and state courts and regulatory agencies.

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Anthony (“Tony”) S. Guerriero

Senior Attorney

Mr. Guerriero has practiced law for over 30 years, including more than 10 years in Alaska, and maintains an active practice focusing on commercial transactions, leases, oil and gas regulation, and telecommunications. He has represented a variety of clients including manufacturers, financial institutions, business owners, creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, and bankruptcy trustee.

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Laura S. Gould

Senior Attorney

Ms. Gould has over ten years of legal experience in Alaska. While in law school Ms. Gould worked as a judicial intern in the Alaska Supreme Court, and after graduating from law school she worked as a judicial clerk in the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage. She then worked in private practice in Anchorage in the areas of legal and medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and general civil litigation.

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Frederick (“Fritz”) H. Hahn V.

Senior Attorney

Mr. Hahn is a life-long Alaskan who was admitted to the practice of law in Alaska in 1981. His practice emphasizes pipeline and utilities regulation, including rates for shipping on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).

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Matthew C. Clarkson

Attorney

Mr. Clarkson is a life-long Alaskan with more than five years of practice focusing on oil and gas pipeline transportation, telecommunications, and general civil litigation.

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Kelly M. Moghadam

Attorney

Ms. Moghadam is a lifelong Alaskan with more than five years of experience representing clients in Alaska. She maintains an active practice focusing on civil litigation and regulatory matters, particularly cases related to oil and gas pipeline transportation, ad valorem tax, and utility rates.

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Jon (“Jack”) S. Wakeland

Attorney

Mr. Wakeland has represented Alaska clients for more than six years, focusing on oil and gas pipeline transportation, ad valorem tax, municipal law, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining BBC, Mr. Wakeland worked for four years at Walker & Richards, LLC.

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Jake W. Staser

Attorney

Mr. Staser is a lifelong Alaskan with more than five years of practice in Alaska. Immediately after completing law school he served as a law clerk for the Anchorage District Court, and he subsequently worked for the State of Alaska Office of Public Advocacy and Walker & Richards LLC.