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Reece, Joseph L.
Suite 800 701 West Eighth Avenue Anchorage, AK
Phone: (907) 257-5325
Fax: (907) 257-5399


Current Employment Position(s)



  • French

Lawyer Overview

Joe Reece focuses on commercial, corporate and real estate law, emphasizing mergers and acquisitions and commercial litigation. His commercial law practice includes assisting clients with real estate transactions, business purchase and sale transactions, corporate advice, and financing transactions. His litigation practice includes commercial litigation and environmental compliance and related litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate
  • Business Transactions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Recovery & Bankruptcy
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Finance and Commercial Law
  • Financial Services
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Representative Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Alaska Broadcasting Company, Inc.
  • Valley Hospital/Mat-Su Valley Medical Center
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser Financial Services, Inc.
  • Papelera Internacional S.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alaska Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Anchorage Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Real Estate Law by Woodward/White, 2006 - 2008
  • Named as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in real estate law and in corporate/mergers & acquisitions by Chambers USA, 2004 - 2006
  • Named as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in real estate law by Chambers USA, 2003 - 2005

Classes and Seminars

  • continuing legal education seminars on commercial and real estate law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono – participation in Alaska Pro Bono program administered by Alaska Legal Services

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court Judge Daniel Moore, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982
  • Anchorage firm, Bradbury Bliss & Riordan, Partner


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1981
    Honors: cum laude

    Law Review: Gonzaga Law Review, Associate Editor, 1979 - 1981
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1970
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: French
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1978
  • Defense Language Institute (U.S. Air Force), Monterey, California, 1972
    Major: Certificate in Russian

Published Works

  • Doing Business in North America
  • Commercial Financial Services Subcommittee, part of a survey of the laws of each state on commercial lending, Alaska for the ABA Business Section