Portland, ORE, October 16, 2013 – Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce Damien R. Hall has joined Ball Janik LLP in the Portland office as an associate practicing with the Land Use and Real Estate groups. Hall has worked for several years representing both property owners and local governments, helping them navigate Oregon’s unique land use requirements and political sensitivities to controlled growth and land development. With a background in urban planning and development, he regularly assists clients with land use matters, real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities. “Damien Hall’s local land use experience representing developers and cities will help our clients navigate and collaborate with local government and communities to achieve their development goals,” stated Steve Janik, Chairman. “He has a well-rounded perspective, which complements Ball Janik’s land use and real estate services for clients.”
Mr. Hall is actively involved in development issues in Portland. He is on the Board of Directors for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI). He is also presently Chairperson for the Portland Development Commission’s (PDC) Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee, and has served on the commission since 2007. Hall is a member of the Young Leaders group of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Oregon and SW Washington, and he is a member of the Developing Leaders Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He participated in the PDC’s N/NE Economic Development Initiative Advisory Committee from 2010-2011 and in the City of Portland’s North/Northeast Quadrant of I-5 Broadway/Weidler Stakeholder Advisory Committee from 2011-2012.
In addition to his active professional engagements, Hall serves as a Board Member of Groundwork Portland. He also represented “Verde – Let Us Build Cully Park!” as pro bono counsel. Hall received his J.D. from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in 2008 and his B.S. in Public Policy, Planning and Management from the University of Southern California in 2005.