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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...
12.15.2020 // NEWS
Portland Business Journal Interview: Ball Janik's Damien Hall on the law of the land
Thank you, Portland Business Journal for featuring an interview with our Partner Damien Hall! Click the link to read more on Land Use law, “The Political Front End of Development”
12.10.2020 // NEWS
A Most Unusual Year, published in Oregon State Bar Bulletin
Earlier this year, wildfires decimated communities across Oregon. The Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), LASO, the Oregon Law Center and other organizations raced to help people who had been displaced. In an article published in the December issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, our Partner Damien Hall and Elevate Technology...
12.07.2020 // NEWS
Community solar: Powering up with public-private partnerships to deliver local benefit, published in Solar Power World
In an article published on December 3, 2020, Damien Hall and Carly Sellers with Oregon Shines discuss the importance of bringing clean, renewable solar energy to underrepresented low-income communities. “While some states have struggled to deliver, Oregon’s community solar program provides a unique platform to bring solar to frontline communities by successfully leveraging public-private partnerships and providing...
12.02.2020 // Construction
Across State Lines | Differences Between Oregon and Washington Law That Contractors Need to Know
Part 1   Although many contractors do business in both Oregon and Washington, few pay attention to how differences in state laws can affect a contractor’s ability to get paid when a project goes south. This is the first in a series of articles on key differences between the laws of Oregon and Washington of...
11.18.2020 // NEWS
“Urban Land Institute tries to lead on real estate diversity,” published in the Portland Business Journal
In an article published in the Portland Business Journal on November 16, 2020, Damien Hall is quoted regarding the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in organizations such as the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he serves on the DEI Task Force, along with other ULI members.   Hall says that he would like...
11.12.2020 // NEWS
Ball Janik's Oden Talks Tech in a Pandemic, Published in and The Mid-Market Report
Well before the pandemic, Ball Janik and Elevate Technology Group teamed to assess the firm’s use of technology and used the findings to implement new solutions centered around security, productivity, and performance. Thanks to this thoughtful analysis, the team made dramatic changes that helped facilitate faster data access no matter where their personnel were working....
11.05.2020 // Honors
Ball Janik LLP ranked in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
Ball Janik LLP has been ranked in the Eleventh Edition of “Best Law Firms,” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. According to the “Best Law Firms” press release, “Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings...
10.22.2020 // Construction Defect
Mitigating Pandemic-Prompted Construction Defect Risk, Law360
While some industries have come to a complete halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in the construction industry, especially in affordable housing and single-family construction, due to the low interest rates.  In an article published in Law360 on October 20, 2020, James Prichard and Megan Picataggio discuss how the surge in...
10.20.2020 // NEWS
Law Firm Leaders Spotlight - Heather J. Oden, The Legal Marketing Association
In today’s competitive business landscape, law firm leaders and their marketing teams are leading the charge to remain competitive and stay ahead. In a feature story, Heather J. Oden, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, discusses Ball Janik’s latest marketing and business development strategies in a Q&A format. For example:   How have your marketing efforts...