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A former scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Julius Brecht focus as a lawyer has been in the technical world of securities law, including public offerings.

From 1976 through 1980, he served as Director of the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities. In 1980 he entered the private practice of law, principally in the area of state and federal securities law.

Mr. Brecht represents private businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and Native corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. 

His work before the Securities and Exchange Commission and state securities regulators involves registrations, filings, and opinions for clients, including work involving the issuance of publicly traded securities. 

He advises clients on business structure and transactions. 

He was instrumental in organizing, and continues to advise, the Alaska Trust Company, the first independent trust company in Alaska. 

Mr. Brecht serves on a special committee established by the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities to address comprehensive legislation to replace the current Alaska Securities Act.

He drafted the Alaska Municipal Port Authority Act.

Mr. Brecht enjoys his involvement in various civic and community organizations,  including Great Alaska Council Boy Scouts of America, Anchorage Rotary, and Commonwealth North. 

With his love of astronomy and background with NASA, he co-chairs the Anchorage Planet Walk Committee of Anchorage Rotary. Click on the blue button here for more information on the Anchorage Planet Walk. 



  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. 1974
  • University of Maryland, Physics, M.S. 1969
  • University of Washington, Physics, B.S. 1964 


  • Securities offerings (equity and debt)
  • Securities regulation
  • Business formation and governance
  • Charters, including for:
    • Audit committees
    • Nominating and corporate governance committees
    • Compensation committees
  • Buy-sell agreements/shareholder agreements
  • Acquisition, operation, reorganization and dissolution of business and nonprofit entities
  • Contract negotiations
  • Corporate law
  • LLC law 


  •  State of Alaska, 1975
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska, 1975


  • Bankston, Gronning & O’Hara, P.C., Of Counsel, 2016 to Present
  • Wohlforth, Brecht & Cartledge, APC, Shareholder, 1986 through 2015
  • Other law firms in Anchorage, Associate or Shareholder, 1981 to 1986
  • Division of Banking and Securities for the State of Alaska, Director, 1976 through 1980
  • Department of Law for State of Alaska, Assistant Attorney General, 1975 -1976 


  • Great Alaska Council, Vice President Strategic Planning, Member of its Board of Directors and past President
  • Anchorage Rotary, Member, Co-Chair of its Anchorage Planet Walk Committee, and past Secretary of, and past Member of, its Board of Directors
  • Commonwealth North, Member and past Secretary to, and Member of, its Board of Directors
  • Parish Council for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, past Member and past President 


  • Numerous articles on securities and business law, through past column in The Alaska Journal of Commerce and currently otherwise published
  • Frequent lecturer on securities law
  • Frequent lecturer on various topics on astronomy 


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