Steve Janik and Jack Orchard Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®


Portland, ORE – January 25, 2013 – Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce Stephen T. Janik and Jack L. Orchard have been selected by Martindale-Hubbell® as “2013 Top Rated Lawyers” in Land Use and Zoning, and will be recognized in the March 2013 issue of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine.  Both Janik and Orchard have achieved the AV® Preeminent™ peer review rating, the “highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.”

Stephen T. Janik is a founding partner of Ball Janik LLP and the firm’s Chairman.  His principal areas of practice are real estate, real estate finance, and land use law, with an emphasis on large, high-profile projects. He has guided private and public clients through some of the region’s most important real estate projects, including mixed-use, multi-block developments, major office towers, hotels, and major league sports arenas and stadiums.  Mr. Janik has argued several of Oregon’s landmark land use cases.  He has been recognized by his clients and peers as of one the Best Lawyers in America since 1983 and has been selected as Best Lawyers’ Portland, Oregon “Lawyer of the Year” from 2010-2013 in several areas related to real estate and land use.  He is perennially ranked by Chambers USA as an industry leader in real estate and land use, and has led Ball Janik’s Real Estate practice group to Chambers USA’s top-tier ranking every year since Chambers started reviewing Oregon firms. Mr. Janik has also been recognized as one of Oregon’s “Top 10” attorneys by Oregon Super Lawyers.

Jack L. Orchard is a founding partner of Ball Janik LLP.  His principal areas of practice are transactional real estate, real estate development, and land use law.  Mr. Orchard has represented clients on some of the region’s most important land use and real estate development projects.  In his land use practice, Mr. Orchard has successfully argued cases before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court and has represented clients before virtually every metropolitan Portland government.  Mr. Orchard’s real estate work has expanded into significant property tax appeal cases before the Oregon Tax Court, as well as condemnation matters.  Mr. Orchard has received the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.  He also has been recognized by his peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Real Estate by Oregon Super Lawyers.

About Ball Janik LLP

Ball Janik LLP is a Pacific Northwest firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Ball Janik LLP offers legal and government affairs services in the areas of real estate, land use, environmental, construction, employment, litigation, government contracts, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

The firm serves large and small businesses; state, municipal and local governments; associations and coalitions; schools and universities; and individuals.  Ball Janik LLP offers clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results for clients.  Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have made it one of “Portland’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of 1,800 CEOs in Oregon and southwest Washington.