Assisting Clients
Throughout Alaska


About Foley & Pearson

Firm History

Attorneys Chelsea, William, and Melanie
Attorneys Chelsea, William, and Melanie

Founded in 1987 by the husband and wife team of Richard and Susan Foley, the firm was incorporated in 1988 as Foley & Foley, P.C.  Ten years later, the firm narrowed its practice areas to estate planning, business law, probate and trust administration.  William M. Pearson joined the firm in 2004, became a shareholder in 2010, and in 2013 the firm was renamed Foley, Foley & Pearson, P.C.  Chelsea Ray Riekkola joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2014 and became a shareholder in 2020. Susan Foley retired from the firm in 2016. Richard Foley retired from the practice of law in 2019. In 2020 the firm was renamed Foley & Pearson, P.C. and Melanie Iverson Kaufman joined the firm as an associate attorney after practicing law at another estate planning law firm for five years.

Today, Foley & Pearson, P.C. continues to offer an effective and compassionate approach to estate planning and probate matters through its dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals and professional assistants. Every member of our staff strives to uphold our reputation for compassion, trustworthiness, integrity, professionalism, knowledge and experience.

By staying focused on these core principles, the firm has built a reputation in Alaska and across the nation for excellence in estate planning, probate and wealth transfer planning.

Old Family Photos

Attorneys and Paralegals

William M. Pearson , Attorney and Shareholder
Chelsea Ray Riekkola , Attorney and Shareholder
Melanie Iverson Kaufman , Attorney

Anna Campbell , Paralegal
Krystal Morris , Paralegal
Alex Quast , Generations Paralegal


Sharon L. Speedy , Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Julie Adams , Executive Assistant
Taylor Johnson , Executive Assistant
Liz Bechtol , Receptionist


Susan Behlke Foley
Richard H. Foley, Jr.