Real Estate

Ball Janik LLP’s Real Estate practice group has built a strong record of success for clients in commercial and residential development, real estate finance, property acquisition and sale, and restructuring and workouts. We have specialized knowledge in navigating public and private development projects and have represented clients in some of the largest and most challenging real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Ball Janik LLP assisted Trammell Crow Company, one the nation's leading developers and investors in real estate, with the acquisition and development of Cascade Station, a landmark mixed-use project adjacent to the Portland International Airport. The development consists of approximately 120 acres and includes Oregon first IKEA, a Target super-store and a retail shopping center…
Jack Orchard led a Ball Janik LLP finance team through three financings, using tax-exempt public revenue bonds, for the development and operation of one of Oregon's largest continuing care retirement communities, Mary's Woods at Marylhurst. The initial construction bond issue was for over $89 million. The most recent financing occurred in October, 2010. Mr. Orchard also…
Ball Janik LLP Partners Jack Orchard and Steve Janik have represented several companies in successfully obtaining approvals and agreements under Oregon’s Strategic Investment Program (SIP), a property tax program created to induce companies to build new facilities in Oregon and increase employment. This tax reduction program is available to companies that are in "industries in…
The Real Estate practice negotiated, documented and closed a Disposition and Development Agreement for the sale of a 52.6-acre parcel in the new Mill Creek Corporate Center to a Fortune 500 company, which will develop a 465,000 square-foot regional distribution facility. Stephen T. Janik acted as lead counsel and drafted and negotiated all documents for…
Ball Janik LLP represented the developers of South Waterfront, a $2 billion, multi-phase, public/private project that is the largest urban redevelopment in the history of Portland, Oregon. The project encompasses approximately 33 acres of former “brownfield” land along the Willamette River just south of Downtown Portland. The firm negotiated and drafted a complex development agreement…
The firm represented the Washington State Public Stadium Authority in the $430 million financing, development, construction and leasing of  Qwest Field and Event Center, a multipurpose public stadium and concert facility that is home to the Seattle Seahawks.
Ball Janik LLP was retained to appeal a property tax increase relating to a former Mervyn’s store at a regional retail mall. Kohl’s had purchased the store and installed its improvements package, leading to the tax increase. The case involved an exception to Oregon's property tax limitation cap. Typically, new construction is regarded as an…
Christopher Walters assisted Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. with the original design and construction of its wafer fabrication facility in Gresham, Oregon, then one of the most substantial construction projects ever undertaken in Oregon. Mr. Walters also assisted with the eventual sale of the plant to Microchip Technology Inc.
Ball Janik LLP is providing pro-bono legal services to the Courthouse Facilities Task Force, convened by the Honorable Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Oregon’s 36 courthouse facilities are in need of substantial replacement, upgrading, and/or structural and mechanical modifications. This includes the need to build a new courthouse for Multnomah County,…
Clients recently acquired 140-acre tract was entirely condemned by the City of Forest Grove, Oregon for use as a park and open space. A trial team led by Jack Orchard convinced the trial judge that the condemnation proceeding should be halted and the taking voided because it lacked a requisite public purpose. In terminating the…