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Robert King Reges Jr.

Robert King Reges Jr.

Over 35 Years of Experience in Real Estate Law and Environmental Law.
  • Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Alaska, Arizona
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Sarah Lefebvre December 17, 2020
Invaluable member of our team! Over the past several years, Robert Reges has provided expert legal advice to us in the ever changing world of environmental regulations. His legal understanding, common sense approach and effective communication have been instrumental in working through numerous issues. Understanding our industry and our corporate responsibility opens the way for him to take an effectual lead in providing a clear path forward when matters involve multiple stakeholders, whether owners, environmental professionals or contractors. We consider him an extension of internal counsel and can always count on his timely response to guide us safely through any environmental concern.
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Robert focuses on environmental and real estate law.

PERMITS & COMPLIANCE -- For his corporate clients he has become a risk-
management adviser. His detailed familiarity with all state and federal environmental statutes and regulations assists corporations with timely and thorough permit applications, followed by always-defensible permit compliance interpretation.

Robert’s in-depth knowledge of Alaska’s environmental laws and federal environtal laws, honed over four decades of practice, enables him to provide quick, efficient, counseling and violation avoidance.

common problem. Developers, landlords, beneficiaries of trusts or estates and even purchasers of single-family homes are often dismayed to find petroleum or other hazardous substances in the ground of realty they have come to own.

Robert guides purchasers through pre-acquisition
due diligence and negotiated contractual allocation of cleanup costs. For those who already own contaminated land, Robert brings to bear his vast experience working in every region of Alaska, with all manner of pollutants, to identify the most cost-effective remedy. From PFAS to petroleum, Robert has effectively assisted landowners with every manner of pollution problem.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS -- On matters of real estate, Robert drafts,
negotiates, and implements purchase agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, Common Interest Community documents, security instruments, commercial and residential leases, and other documents pertinent to acquisition, management and disposition of real estate. Whether
starting from scratch or spotting and correcting issues in documents generated by the other parties, Robert has garnered compliments from many clients thanks to his eye for detail and ability to succinctly craft precise, thorough, balanced and easily understood provisions.

Practice Areas
    Environmental Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Natural Resources Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska Bar Association
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State Bar of Arizona
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9th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
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United States Court of Federal Claims
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Reeves Amodio LLC
- Current
Relocated to Anchorage. Continued focus on real estate and environmental law.
Private Practitioner
Private Practice in Juneau Alaska
General civil practice with focus on real property and environmental law.
Assistant Attorney General - Environmental & Natural Resources
State of Alaska Attorney General's Office
Advocate for the "Natural Resource Agencies": ADEC, DNR, ADF&G
Associate in Tucson
Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamona
Staff Attorney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region VI
Dedicated to RCRA Permitting and CERCLA Response Actions
Judicial Clerk to Honorable Joseph Livermore
Arizona Court of Appeals
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
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University of Arizona
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Service Award
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Counsel
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
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Alaska Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Environmental Issues Potentially Affecting Estate and Trusts Administration
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6 Questions Answered
Q. We are in contract to sell our house, based on our contingency can we walk away with no fees?
A: Your agent appears to be relying on a listing agreement that calls for her to be paid her commission even if the buyer she found is precluded from closing due to the contingency in the purchase contract. So there are two different contracts at issue. One is the "listing agreement" with your agent. The other is the sale contract with your buyer. Your buyer cannot compel you to perform (cannot compel "specific performance") because of the non-happening of the contingency. It is reasonable to conclude that the "contingency" was a "condition precedent" to either party's obligation to perform. Upon the non-happening of the contingency, both parties are excused from further performance. Had you not made a good faith effort to obtain a replacement property you would not be able to take advantage of the non-happening of the condition (a party cannot benefit from his or her own non-feasance where that party was required to act). But, because you can affiance or otherwise establish, as necessary, your good faith efforts to find a replacement property, you cannot be penalized for the inability to obtain the replacement. You should instruct the person who is holding the earnest money to return it, in full, to the would-be buyer of your home.

Vis-a-vis your agent, her right to claim some commission turns on the wording of your listing agreement. I doubt it compels you to pay the buyer's agent (because you are not in contract with the buyer's agent) but you may be on the hook for your listing agent's commission. Speak to him or her about that agent finding another buyer during the term of the listing agreement or other solution short of adjudicating with your own agent.
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Q. How to file a court hearing against a HOA for being arbitrary and not enforcing all rules consistently and fairly to all
A: Many homeowner associations are incorporated. Look to their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to determine available procedures for voicing complaints. If you follow the proper "administrative" procedures and obtain no substantive review or response then you have a procedural cause of action that could be asserted in court (or arbitration or mediation, if the Bylaws direct members to those forums). Some "HOA's" represent "Common Interest Communities (CIC)" (e.g. condominiums, cooperatives, certain neighborhoods). Every CIC has a "Declaration" that tells members how to air grievances or issues. Look through the papers you received when you purchased the property to determine what form your HOA has taken and that should lead you to the instructive Bylaws, Declaration or similar guidelines. ... Read More
Q. What are my options in the following scenario. Landlord claims I have abandoned my rental unit and threw out my stuff.
A: Was this a residential unit or a commercial unit? Residential rentals are controlled by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). You can find that online with the search words "Alaska URLTA." It tells you in plain terms your rights and obligations. If the unit was commercial, abandonment is a question of fact but your lease might expressly state variables that constitute "abandonment." In any event, if the unit was commercial then look to your lease for your rights. In no event (residential or commercial) is a landlord authorized to discard a tenant's personal property without first giving the tenant an opportunity to recover same (although personal property can, in some cases, be held by the landlord and sold as a means to recover past due rent). You should immediately provide the landlord with a written demand for return of your personal property and asking for a written statement of the factual basis of the declaration of abandonment. Compare to the facts as you know them. If you think you did not abandon, make a written demand for return of possession. Generally speaking, however, it is not cost-effective to involve the courts. ... Read More
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