Kelly S. Hossaini
Kelly Hossaini’s practice is devoted to representing clients, including developers, in a full scope of land use matters. Kelly assists public entities, including special districts, school districts, and other educational institutions, with planning for new facilities, urban growth boundary amendments, annexations, conditional use review, and site plan review. She also assists other public entities, including cities, with condemnation of property, when necessary for public projects.
Kelly’s practice extends to counseling national and regional homebuilders, retailers, senior care providers, and industrial developers with regard to site selection and all land use entitlements necessary for a successful project. Processes and approvals may include annexation, subdivision or planned unit development approval, and site plan review. Kelly also assists alternative energy providers, such as wind and solar, with site selection and land use approvals.
In complex land use permitting cases, thoughtful strategy and vigilant course correction are key to successful navigation. Identifying possible project risks at the outset, including threats to schedule and budget, and then working deliberately to address them goes a long way.
Kelly represents clients throughout the state of Oregon at the local government level, the Land Use Board of Appeals, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and at administrative hearings before state agencies.
Urban Growth Boundary Amendments and Annexations Plus
Assisted large developer in negotiations with the City of Bend to include approximately 700 acres in the city’s urban growth boundary.
Assisted a group of adjacent property owners with annexing properties to Oregon City.
Assisted property owner with negotiating with city to include approximately 40 acres into the city’s urban growth boundary.
Assisted school districts in Sherwood and Seaside with expanding urban growth boundaries and annexing additional land into the cities for school facilities.
Condemnation Actions Plus
Represented school district in the aggregation of properties for a new school facility, including consensual purchases and condemnation.
Represented school district in obtaining new access to an existing elementary school through condemnation of an easement over neighboring property.
Defended private landowner in Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) action involving condemnation of a portion of landowner’s mixed-use, master-planned property for a new highway. Included takings in five different zoning classifications and associated damages to remainder property.
Negotiated on behalf of private property owners in right-of-way condemnation actions.
Represented large commercial farm against ODOT condemnation of a portion of the farming operation, including complex operational disruption and damages.
State and Federal Agency Experience Plus
Obtained a conditional use permit for a fire suppression reservoir in Crook County, including negotiation with Oregon Water Resources Department.
- American Planning Association, Oregon chapter, member
- Multnomah Bar Association, member
- Oregon State Bar Association
- Real Estate and Land Use Section, member
- Sustainable Future Section, member
- Ridgeview Homeowners Association, president
- Portland Business Alliance
- Land Use Task Force, past chair, 2012-2016
- Leadership Portland Program, graduate, 2006
- Leadership Portland Alumni Association, member
- Portland State University
- Advocate Committee, member
- Presidential Search Committee, member
- 1620 Club, Executive Committee member, 2019-present
- Alumni Board, past Executive Committee member
- Recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
- Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyers—Rising Star, 2009-2011
Outside the Office
Kelly enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking in the Columbia Gorge and central Oregon.