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02.02.2021 // NEWS
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 // NEWS
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 // NEWS
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...
12.21.2020 // NEWS
You’re insured. Disaster strikes. Don’t make these 7 mistakes, published in the Miami Herald
In an article published by the Miami Herald on December 17, 2020, Jim McDermott provides his insights into the importance of homeowners notifying their insurance company right away when a disaster strikes:   "'You don’t have to know the full extent of your damage,' says lawyer Jim McDermott, the head of litigation at Ball Janik in Portland, Oregon. The faster you tell...
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” https://bizj.us/1q7sn9
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...