Land Use

Our practice has helped clients meet the challenges of growth in ways that sustain the region’s economic vitality and natural beauty. The following case studies provide a glimpse of our successful work assisting public and private clients as they seek to balance these two priorities.

The Land Use practice group represented Landwaves, Inc. and Double E. Northwest, Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development of several hundred acres of land in the Newport, Oregon area. Our client converted timberland into a vibrant village that includes a community college, commercial and high density residential uses at its core, surrounded by attainable workforce…
The Port of Portland owns the western half of Hayden Island, which is located in the Columbia River, between Oregon and the State of Washington. The 800+ acre site is currently undeveloped, and is needed as a regionally significant deep water marine terminal, and for wildlife habitat and recreational purposes. The Land Use practice represented…
The Land Use practice group represented Landwaves, Inc. and Double E. Northwest, Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development of several hundred acres of land in the Newport, Oregon area. Our client converted timberland into a vibrant village that includes a community college, commercial and high density residential uses at its core, surrounded by attainable workforce…
Beaverton School District - Acquisition of High School Site Ball Janik LLP represented the Beaverton School District, providing condemnation guidance and litigation counsel and trial support, in connection with the District’s efforts to acquire approximately 45 acres for development of a future public high school. The property consisted of two parcels, one owned by the…
The City of Beaverton, Oregon involuntarily annexed a client's land, resulting in changed regulatory and taxation standards, to the client's detriment. Jack Orchard briefed and argued, in a case of first impressions, that this "forced annexation" was illegal under Oregon statutes. Both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court agreed, totally reversing…