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Environmental and Land Use Law

Federal and state environmental and land use laws change constantly. Oregon in particular is experiencing significant modifications of its demographics and land use system. Our land use attorneys advise clients on the intricacies of environmental law, assisting individuals, businesses, neighborhood associations, and non-profit organizations in solving their most demanding environmental, land use, and natural resource issues.

Common Issues Handled

  • Zoning, Planning and Land Development
  • Permit Applications/Appeals
  • Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)
  • Property and Boundary disputes
  • Easements
  • Toxic and Hazardous Substance/Contamination
  • Soil and water cleanup
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Measure 37 issues
  • Wetlands
  • Clean Water Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Homeowner’s Associations (set up and structure, development and compliance with cc&r’s)

Our attorneys vigilantly monitor the latest court rulings, statutes, and regulations that may affect our client’s interests. We take pride in our expertise in these matters and our success on behalf of our clients across the state of Oregon.


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