Damien R. Hall

Associate

101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100    
Portland, Oregon  97204  

t 503.944.6138  
f 503.295.1058

dhall@balljanik.com

 

“Understanding and shaping the political and regulatory environment in which a real estate project takes place can be crucial to the success of each stage of the project, from planning and entitlements to financing and construction.”

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 background is in urban planning and development, and in addition to his land use practice, he regularly assists clients with real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities. Mr. Hall is a member of the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and was recognized in 2016 by Portland Business Journal’s esteemed “Forty Under 40.”

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“Understanding and shaping the political and regulatory environment in which a real estate project takes place can be crucial to the success of each stage of the project, from planning and entitlements to financing and construction.”

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 background is in urban planning and development, and in addition to his land use practice, he regularly assists clients with real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities. Mr. Hall is a member of the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and was recognized in 2016 by Portland Business Journal’s esteemed “Forty Under 40.”

Mr. Hall is actively involved in development issues in Portland. He is on the Board of Commissioners for Home Forward and the Board of Directors for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI). Mr. Hall is a member of the Portland Development Commission’s (PDC) Central City Budget Advisory Committee, and formerly served on the Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee, as a committee member from 2007 through 2010, and as Chairperson from 2010 through 2013. He has been a member of the Young Leaders group of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Oregon and SW Washington since 2008. Further, he is a member of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and is on its Developing Leaders Committee. Mr. Hall participated in the PDC’s N/NE Economic Development Initiative Advisory Committee from 2010-2011 and in the City of Portland’s North/Northeast Quadrant of I-5 Broadway/Weidler Stakeholder Advisory Committee from 2011-2012.

In addition to his active professional engagements, Mr. Hall is dedicated to the community.  He was appointed in November 2014 to 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 serves as a Board Member of Groundwork Portland, and he represented “Verde – Let Us Build Cully Park!” as pro bono counsel.

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Education

J.D., 2008
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College

B.S., Public Policy, Planning and Management, 2005
University of Southern California

Admissions

California
Oregon
Washington

Honors

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

News

Events

PBJ 2016 Forty Under 40
PBJ 2015 Forty Under 40
National Black Lawyers Top 100
Ball Janik LLP Top Ranked in Chambers 2014