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02.09.2021 // NEWS
Oregon's eviction moratorium (HB 4401)
Curious on the status of the current eviction moratoriums and related provisions of HB4401 in Oregon? Click the link below for an update from Partner Ciaran Connelly, hosted by HFO Investment Real Estate. https://youtu.be/U3pA-URpISQ
02.08.2021 // NEWS
An Unexpected Road to Profits: Corporate Health and Wellness, published in The Mid-Market Report and Law.com
There is no doubt that our world went through some rapid changes in 2020 and while we all faced some challenging times, we adapted and brought new initiatives forward like health and wellness, flexibility, enhanced technology, clear internal communication, and tighter security. In an article published on February 08, 2021, Heather Oden discusses the firm’s...
02.02.2021 // NEWS
It’s Not Your Every Day Swearing In During a Pandemic, Published in the Florida Bar News
Three new Ball Janik lawyers have been sworn into The Florida Bar in different ways due to the pandemic: -Allana Smith, Kasey Joyce and Morgan Lester. In an article published on December 29 in the Florida Bar News, Chief Justice Canady said, “This is a great day for each of you as inductees and it is a great day for your families and your friends and everyone that...
02.02.2021 // Announcements
Pandemic Paves the Way for Creative Swearing-In Ceremonies for New Florida Bar Members, Published in the OCBA's The Briefs Magazine
The pandemic has created new ways for lawyers to be sworn into The Florida Bar. In a feature article published in the February issue of The Briefs, the Orange County Bar Association Magazine, Allana Smith is highlighted for her unique swearing-in ceremony.   “I had always been encouraged to become an attorney,” said Allana. "Growing up,...
01.21.2021 // NEWS
New Year, New Legal Focus: The Impact of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Law, published in The Mid-Market Report by Law.com
The emergence of the token-based economy, allowing people to buy and sell goods using new types of currencies, will have far-reaching legal ramifications. In an article published on January 19, 2021, Ciaran Connelly discusses the quickly evolving blockchain field, and he points out some concerns around the security of this technology and cryptocurrency. He says that...
01.20.2021 // Construction Defect
Construction defects galore at five-year-old Echo Aventura, lawsuit alleges, published in The Real Deal
In an article published on January 15 in The Real Deal, Phillip Joseph discusses a lawsuit between Echo Aventura Condominium Association Inc. and Property Markets Group (PMG) for negligence and violations of the Florida building code that resulted in nearly 60 construction defects and deficiencies. The association is suing PMG, general contractor John Moriarty &...
01.09.2021 // NEWS
How One Firm Enjoyed a Year of Growth in 2020, published in ALA’s Legal Management Magazine
In an article published on January 8, 2021, Jim Prichard, Ball Janik LLP's Managing Partner, discusses growth strategies in 2020 and beyond. Additionally, he talks about how the firm relied on the many resources offered by ALA, including Legal Management, virtual events and other educational platforms. “We also partnered with several ALA members to brainstorm in...
01.07.2021 // NEWS
How Oregon Landlords Can Navigate Shifting Eviction Rules
Ciaran Connelly talks about the fast-evolving Oregon eviction moratoriums in this feature Law360 article. Here’s what Oregon landlords should know: https://bit.ly/3bdsZg1
01.06.2021 // NEWS
Creating a Cultural Commitment to Drive D&I Programs Forward, published in The Mid-Market Report and Law.com
To build more inclusive teams, hire top talent and deliver results, companies have been doubling down on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts to ensure equal treatment for employees and better work environments. Ball Janik has long been committed to diversity and has received many accolades, including being honored as one of Portland Oregon’s most diverse...
12.22.2020 // COVID-19
Landlords face court 'backlog' for commercial evictions, attorney says. Here's why that matters. Published in the Orlando Business Journal
In an article published on December 21, 2020, Phillip Joseph discusses the short-and long-term impacts of retail evictions due to the pandemic. “Ultimately, it's unclear if the moves aggressive landlords are making will be in their long-term favor,” said Phillip. “Of course, it's likely landlords that are pursuing legal action against tenants will regain possession...