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Regina D. Adams


Regina D. Adams, Member 

Ms. Adams joined the firm in September 2003 and became a member in 2011. Prior to her tenure with the firm she was a staff attorney with a local redevelopment authority where she dealt primarily with administrative law and municipal finance issues. Other aspects of Ms. Adams' prior practice experience includes ad valorem taxation, tax increment reinvestment zones, and management districts. Since joining the firm, Ms. Adams' practice includes serving as general counsel, bond counsel and special counsel to various types of utility districts, water supply corporations, emergency services districts and private utilities related to the creation, financing, development, and operation of those entities. Ms. Adams also represents several developers and handles their corporate and real estate matters. In addition, Ms. Adams oversees the firm's election law section, and focuses on open government law, strategic partnerships, employment law, contract law, real estate matters. Ms. Adams previously coordinated the firm's legislative updates (78th, 79th and 80th Texas Legislatures).

Presentations:
The Devil Made Me Do It! Or Navigating Through the Muddy Waters – Association of Water Board Directors – Texas Mid Winter Conference, January 2007 (co-presentation with Lewis Kasner)
Open Meetings: An In-Depth Review With a Focus on Exceptions to the Requirement for an Open Meeting – What You Need to Know About Public Records & Open Meetings CLE, December 2008 (co-authored with Alan P. Petrov)
Is It Election Time Already?: Your Guide Through the May 2010 Election– Association of Water Board Directors – Texas Mid Winter Conference, January 2010
The Art of In-House Communication– Artful Intelligence: Teaching Tools and Techniques for Best Lawyering– Texas Women Lawyers 2010 Annual CLE Conference, February 2010
Water District Governance and Funding for Trails Projects - Green Bayou Coalition East Reach Trails Open House/Workshop, February 2016

Water District Governance and Funding for Trails Projects - Green Bayou Coalition East Reach Trails Open House/Workshop, February 2018


Newsletter Articles:
Just How Much Information Should We Provide?: An Attorney General's Opinion on How Specific Meeting Notices Should Be Under the Open Meetings Act- Public Law E-blast, November 2008
Just How Much Information Should We Provide on an Agenda?- Public Law Report, December 2008
Strict Criminal Liability to Public Officials from Violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act- Public Law Report, June 2009
Important Checklist for Public Officials- Public Law Report, October 2009
November 2009 Ballot Propositions- Public Law Report, October 2009
New Election Notice Requirements- Public Law E-blast, January 2010
Time to Start Thinking About Campaign Finance and What that Phrase Means for Local Election Candidates!– Public Law Report, February 2010
Basics of Public Official Liability: Can Community Service Make Me Liable? – Public Law Report, August 2010
Who Can Hold Two Public Offices at Once? The Doctrines of Dual Office Holding and Incompatibility – Public Law Report, February 2011

Memberships:
Association of Water Board Directors – Texas

Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D)
National Association of Bond Lawyers
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Women Lawyers
       -  At-Large Director (2007-2009)
       -  Treasurer (2009-2011)
Texas Aggie Bar Association

Volunteer Organizations:
Greens Bayou Coalition
       -  Board of Directors (Vice Chairman, 2015-present, Secretary, 2013-2015)
       
Executive Committee (2009-present)
       
Public Policy Committee (2009-present), Chair (2015-present)
Trees for Houston, Inc./RedBuds Young Professionals Group (2008-present)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo-Livestock Committee (2008-present)
Animeals-On-Wheels, Interfaith Ministries (2017-2018)

Ms. Adams graduated from Texas A&M University (B.S. Geography-Environmental Studies, 1998) and
South Texas College of Law (J.D. 2002).

She enjoys spending free time with her family (especially spoiling her two nephews), friends and dogs and cats, fostering animals in need, traveling, and attending sporting events and concerts.  

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