Chandler, Falconer, Munson & Cacciola, LLP

Attorneys at Law

Charles A. Cacciola

 

Charles advises and represents entities and individuals in land use, real estate, construction, utility, and general commercial matters, though his practice emphasizes municipal clients and the diverse legal needs of of Alaska municipalities. He provides training to municipal officials and client staff in areas such as Alaska’s Open Meetings Act and testamentary disposition of ANCSA stock so clients can more effectively resolve routine matters without calling the attorneys. He joined the firm in 2013. Out of the office, Charles passes time in the Chugach and Alaska Ranges, plagued by mosquitoes in the summer and his wife’s poor depth perception in the winter.

 

Representative Cases

  • Bingman v. City of Dillingham, 376 P. 3d 1245 (Alaska 2016). In trial court and appeal, prevailed in defending against taxpayer claim that tax debt had been satisfied; AK Supreme Court invited the city to request an award of its full reasonable attorneys fees incurred on appeal.
  • Karen Evich Inc. v. City of Adak, No 15-36002 (9th Cir.). Defended city in U.S. District Court and on appeal to Ninth Circuit against claim of maritime negligence; all claims dismissed on summary judgment and the city awarded partial attorney fees.
  • Kopp v. City of Galena, Case No. 4GA-16-00026 CI. Defended on appeal to superior court city decision that recall petition was legally sufficient and should appear on ballot. Plaintiff stipulated to dismissal following service of 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss.
  • Meritage Companies, LLC, et al. v. AK Meritage Companies, LLC, et al., Case No. 3AN-15-08320 CI. Obtained jury verdict for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and punitive damages, and post-trial declaration of constructive trust.

 

Email

ccacciola@bcfaklaw.com  

Education

J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 2011

B.A. Marlboro College (with honors), 2006

 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Municipal
  • Public and Private Commercial Transactions

 

Admitted

  • State of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit