All Representative Cases
Assist clients in obtaining approval for partitions, dwellings, conditional uses, property-line adjustments, variances, and other land use approvals to meet client goals for development projects.
Represent public and private parties in appeals before local hearings officers, elected officials, and the Land Use Board of Appeals.
Obtained favorable written opinion before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Currie v. Douglas Cnty., 308 Or App 235 (2020)
Gorge Regulations. Challenged the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to allow for a minor boundary line adjustment of two parcels in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in GLW Ventures, LLC v. Department of Agriculture in federal court and before the Gorge Commission.
Shoreline Permitting. Successfully challenged the designation of Mill Pond as a regulated water body under the Shoreline Management Act before the Shoreline Hearings Board in Camaslakeland, LLC v. the Department of Ecology. Assisted other clients in obtaining shoreline permits or challenging conditions attached to shoreline permits.
Development Agreements. Drafted and negotiated many development agreements, covenants, and other contracts to facilitate new or revised development proposals for private and public projects.
Land Use Hearings and Administrative Appeals. Present projects to hearings examiners and local, regional, and state land use boards, and at times, when necessary, defend projects in courts.
Land Use Permitting. Prepared, negotiated with staff, and obtained approval for all types of land use applications: comprehensive plan amendments, rezones, conditional use permits, site plan review applications, subdivisions, short plats, shoreline permits, development agreements, planning director interpretations, temporary use permits, habitat permits, and wetland permits.
Legal Lot Determinations. Won several contentious appeals for clients in which jurisdictions have denied the clients historic, buildable lots.