Serving as Director of the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities from 1976-1980, Julius entered the private practice of law in 1981 and has made the technical world of securities law his primary area of practice. After nearly 30 years as shareholder in his own firm, he joined Bankston Gronning Brecht as Of Counsel in 2016. Julius advises clients on securities offerings and regulation, business structure and transactions, LLC law,and contract negotiation. He has written numerous articles on these areas of law.
Julius can be retained as an expert witness in securities litigation.
Prior to practicing law, Julius was a physicist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). With his love of astronomy and background with NASA, he regulary makes presentations on topics of astronomy. He is also actively involved in civic and community organizations including Great Alaska Council (Boy Scouts of America) and Anchorage Rotary.
Education and Admissions
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
Julius Brecht was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in 1975 and the State of Alaska in 1975.
Areas of Practice
Julius Brecht’s practice primarily focuses on securities law. He advises clients in the
Acquisition, operation, merger and other reorganization, and dissolution of business and non profit entities
Business formation and governance
Buy-sell and shareholder agreements
Charters for committees including, audit, nominating and corporate governance, and compensation
Securities offerings (equity and debt)
Securities Litigation (expert witness)
Julius has published numerous articles on securities and business law, through a past column in The Alaska Journal of Commerce, and currently otherwise published. He has given lectures on securities law. In September 2018, Mr. Brecht participated in a panel discussion on entrepreneurship and securities law at the annual meeting of the North American Securities Administrators Association held in Anchorage. He also served on a special committee established by the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities to address comprehensive legislation to replace the current Alaska Securities Act. The new law was put into effect January 1, 2019.
In his personal life, Julius serves as Vice President Strategic Planning, Member and past President of its Board of Directors for the Great Alaska Council (Boy Scouts of America). He is a member of Anchorage Rotary and previously served as Secretary of its Board of Directors as well as was Co-Chair for its Anchorage Planet Walk Committee. He is a past member and past President of the Parish Council for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
"Revised Alaska Securities Act-- Learning Some New Ropes," April-June 2019 The Alaska Bar Rag
"Federal Securities Exemptions Relating to Small Business Capital Formation-- SEC Takes Inventory," July 2019
"SEC Proposed Modernizing of Certain Disclosures,” November 2019; October-December 2019 The Alaska Bar Rag
“SEC Proposed Changes to Investment Adviser Rules,” January 2020; to be published in the January-March 2020 issue of The Alaska Bar Rag
“Proposed Changes to SEC Accredited Investor Definition-- What Was Left Out?" January 2020