reshaping and sustaining the environment
Our Environmental attorneys have taken a leading role helping clients reshape and sustain the environment. We have helped developers and property owners unlock the potential value of their property while meeting the requirements of land use and environmental laws.
- Bridgeport Village
The firm represented the developer of this mixed-use 600,000 square foot project located in Tualatin and Tigard, Oregon on a site that was formerly used as a quarry.
- Contaminated Property Coverage Litigation
On behalf of the owners of a contaminated property, we successfully pursued insurance coverage for a multi-million dollar clean-up of a chlorinated solvent plume in Milwaukie, Oregon, obtaining a settlement that fully resolved the underlying environmental litigation, funded by over $4 million in indemnity dollars from our clients' insurers.
- Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Litigation
Ball Janik LLP represented the Coastal Conservation Association in a challenge to Federal catch limits on red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The Federal District Court in Houston, Texas, issued an Opinion and Order on Summary Judgment in March 2007. The Court mandated that the Federal Government issue rules on the shrimp industry addressing red snapper mortality by December 2007. This was a significant victory for recreational anglers, who were bearing an unfair share of the regulations for restoring red snapper populations.
- Hoyt Street Yards
Ball Janik LLP represents Hoyt Street Properties, the developer of this mixed-use project on 40 acres of railyard in Portland's Pearl District, which the client how transformed into a high-density residential and commercial neighborhood.
- Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area Master Plan
The Environmental practice group represented Mt. Hood Meadows Oregon Limited Partnership, which operates the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, Oregon’s most popular ski area, with regard to its master plan, and in a challenge by environmental groups in administrative proceedings and in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.