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Damien R. Hall
Land Use, Corporate, Affordable Housing & Community Development, Real Estate, Finance and Corporate, Affordable Housing and Community Development, Public Agencies and Schools, Hospitality, RENEWABLE ENERGY PRACTICE
Damien Hall is Ball Janik LLP’s Chair of the Land Use and Real Estate practice groups. Mr. Hall represents both property owners and local governments, helping them navigate Oregon’s unique land use requirements and political sensitivities to controlled growth and land development. Mr. Hall’s approach is based on working collaboratively with developers, local government, and communities to establish common objectives and allow clients to achieve their development goals. His practice is focused on urban redevelopment and utility scale renewable energy project siting. In addition to his land use practice, Mr. Hall regularly assists clients with real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities. Mr. Hall was recognized in 2016 by Portland Business Journal as a member of its esteemed “Forty Under 40.”
Mr. Hall is actively involved in development and affordable housing issues in Portland. He is an active member of BOMA, NAIOP, and ULI, was appointed by the Portland City Council to the Home Forward Board of Commissioners, and is on the Board of Directors for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.(PCRI).
Mr. Hall is also active in renewable energy development throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is an active member of OSEIA, presents regularly on renewable energy facility siting, and has participated in local and state level rulemaking for utility scale photovoltaic solar energy generation projects in both Oregon and Washington.
In addition to his professional engagements, Mr. Hall is dedicated to the community. He was appointed by the Metro Council to the Metropolitan Exposition and Recreation Commission (MERC), which oversees the region’s visitor venues, including the Convention Center, Expo Center, and Portland’s performance arts venues. He is also on the Board of Directors for CareOregon, a nonprofit providing health plan services to four Coordinated Care Organizations, serving about 250,000 Oregonians. CareOregon’s vision is healthy communities for all individuals, regardless of income or social circumstances. Additionally, Mr. Hall represented “Verde – Let Us Build Cully Park!” as pro bono counsel relating to the private development of Thomas Cully Park.
- J.D., 2008
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
- B.S., Public Policy, Planning and Management, 2005
University of Southern California
- Recognized by Portland Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40”
- 2015 Runner-Up, Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”
- 2015 National Black Lawyers Top 100
- “Up and Coming Lawyer,” Daily Journal of Commerce, 2011
- The Best Lawyers in America list since 2020