Attorneys.

REGINA ADAMS, MEMBER

BIOGRAPHY

Regina D. Adams joined the firm as an Associate in 2003 and became a Member in 2011. Prior to her tenure at RBAP, Regina was a staff attorney with a local redevelopment authority.

Regina’s current practice includes serving as general counsel, bond counsel and special counsel to various types of utility districts, emergency services districts, water supply corporations, non-profit corporations, and private utilities and the creation, financing, development, and operation of those entities. Regina also represents developers and handles their corporate, real estate and development matters. In addition, Regina oversees the firm’s election law section and focuses on open government law, strategic partnerships, employment law, contract law, and real estate matters. Regina previously coordinated the firm’s legislative updates (78th, 79th and 80th Texas Legislatures).

EDUCATION

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

PRESENTATIONS

Green Bayou Coalition East Reach Trails Open House/Workshop

  • Water District Governance and Funding for Trails Projects, February 2018
  • Water District Governance and Funding for Trails Projects, February 2016

Texas Women Lawyers 2010 Annual CLE Conference

  • The Art of In-House Communication– Artful Intelligence: Teaching Tools and Techniques for Best Lawyering, February 2010

Association of Water Board Directors – Texas

  • Is It Election Time Already?: Your Guide Through the May 2010 Election, January 2010
  • The Devil Made Me Do It! Or Navigating Through the Muddy Waters, January 2007 (co-presentation with Lewis Kasner)

What You Need to Know About Public Records & Open Meetings CLE

  • Open Meetings: An In-Depth Review With a Focus on Exceptions to the Requirement for an Open Meeting, December 2008 (co-authored with Alan P. Petrov)
ARTICLES

Public Law E-blast

  • New Election Notice Requirements, January 2010
  • Just How Much Information Should We Provide?: An Attorney General’s Opinion on How Specific Meeting Notices Should Be Under the Open Meetings Act, November 2008

Public Law Report

  • Who Can Hold Two Public Offices at Once? The Doctrines of Dual Office Holding and Incompatibility, February 2011
  • Basics of Public Official Liability: Can Community Service Make Me Liable?, August 2010
  • Time to Start Thinking About Campaign Finance and What that Phrase Means for Local Election Candidates!, February 2010
  • November 2009 Ballot Propositions, October 2009
  • Important Checklist for Public Officials, October 2009
  • Strict Criminal Liability to Public Officials from Violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act, June 2009
  • Just How Much Information Should We Provide on an Agenda?, December 2008
MEMBERSHIPS

National

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

State

  • Association of Water Board Directors – Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D)
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Texas Women Lawyers

Local

  • Houston Bar Association
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Animeals-On-Wheels, Interfaith Ministries (2017 – 2018)

Greens Bayou Coalition

  • Board of Directors (2015 – 2019)
  • Public Policy Committee Chair (2015 – 2019)
  • Executive Committee (2009 – 2019)

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  • Livestock Committee (2008 – 2019)

Trees for Houston, Inc./RedBuds Young Professionals Group (2008 – 2015)
Volunteering with and fostering local animal rescue organizations (2010 – present)

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