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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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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.

RESOLVING CONTAMINATED PROPERTY ISSUES -- Contaminated land is a
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.

Education
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A.
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University of Arizona
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Member
Reeves Amodio LLC
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Relocated to Anchorage. Continued focus on real estate and environmental law.
Private Practitioner
Private Practice in Juneau Alaska
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General civil practice with focus on real property and environmental law.
Assistant Attorney General - Environmental & Natural Resources
State of Alaska Attorney General's Office
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Advocate for the "Natural Resource Agencies": ADEC, DNR, ADF&G
Associate in Tucson
Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamona
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Staff Attorney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region VI
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Dedicated to RCRA Permitting and CERCLA Response Actions
Judicial Clerk to Honorable Joseph Livermore
Arizona Court of Appeals
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Speaking Engagements
Environmental Issues Potentially Affecting Estate and Trusts Administration
Awards
Service Award
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Counsel
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
Member
Current
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Alaska Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
Alaska Bar Association
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Arizona
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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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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.
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.
Q. What law pertains, Neighbor changed flow of storm water by blocking arroyo and thus causing damage to road and dwellings
A: The first question you have to answer is whether New Mexico treats an "arroyo" as a "watercourse" or as a mere "drainway" for precipitation. Most states disallow blockage of a "watercourse" (bed, banks and reasonably consistent source of water) unless permitted (e.g. right to build a dam). Permission is often a right ancillary to a water appropriation (the right to take water). If the arroyo is not a "watercourse" and/or the blocking party is not implementing a granted appropriation such that this is merely unauthorized diversion of storm water, retain local counsel to identify New Mexico's applicable surface water rules. Throughout the U.S. there are 3 common-law rules regulating surface water: "The Common Enemy Doctrine"; "The Natural Flow Rule"; and "The Reasonable Use Rule (or Doctrine)." That which a person can or cannot do turns on which of those rules the forum state is currently applying. Note that "The Reasonable Use Rule" is the newest of these rules so check recent cases. Older cases may no longer be controlling.
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