Keri-Ann Baker joined Reeves Amodio in 2019. After a long and well respected history of practicing in Florida, Keri-Ann and her family moved to Homer, Alaska, and she began practicing there in 2013. Her experience with corporations, Tribal entities, and local governments in matters pertaining to marine and coastal issues, environmental permitting, land use matters, zoning, and comprehensive planning, make her an excellent addition to the Reeves Amodio team.
Keri-Ann represents clients throughout environmental and administrative permitting processes involving local, state and federal regulations and laws governing endangered species, coastal development, and the consumption and dredging or filling of wetlands, including jurisdiction and permitting pursuant to the Clean Water Act and NEPA compliance.
She has also worked with public and private clients with matters before various local governments, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Keri-Ann counsels clients concerning acquisition and management of special assets and including all impacts on value created by contamination, environmental, regulatory and permitting factors applicable to the special asset.
Keri-Ann is involved in a variety of organizations, such as participating as a board member of the Alaska State Chamber, the Homer Chamber of Commerce, and the South Peninsula Hospital. Her publications, such as “The Water-Energy Nexus: Recent Federal Actions and Their Potential Impacts” (Journal of American Water Works Association, February 2013) also establish her as an attorney of note.
After graduating from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and English, Keri-Ann attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law for her JD degree.
Her additional publications include:
- “The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Fight for Quantified Federal Water Rights in Montana: A Contentious History”, Journal American Water Works Association, June 2013.
- “The FAA Begins a New Chapter in Hazardous Wildlife Management”, Florida Aviation Business Magazine, May 2013.
- “Lies, Smears, Innuendos, and Half Truths: A Guide to Protecting a Utility’s Online Reputation” Journal American Water Works Association, November 2012.
- “Working with Native Americans on Water Issues”, Journal of the American Water Works Association, May 2012.
- “Greenwashing: What Your Client Should Know to Avoid Costly Litigation and Consumer Backlash”; American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment Publication, Winter 2011.
- “Greenwashing: What Your Clients Should Avoid”, Published in GPSolo, September, 2011.