Representative Work

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University of Oregon

Represented University in successful land use proceedings related to remodel of historic Hayward Field and north campus master planning.

Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Farmland dwelling policy

Secured reversal of Land Use Board of Appeals interpretation of state law governing replacement dwellings on farmland; argued case before Oregon Supreme Court and assisted with successful legislative effort to clarify statute. LandWatch Lane County v. Lane County, 364 Or 724 (2019).

Location: Lane County, Oregon

Center for Environmental Law and Policy v. Department of Ecology

Represented a utility in defending water rights related to hydropower production at an existing dam. Prevailed before the Washington Court of Appeals, Thurston County Superior Court and Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. 194 Wash App 1054

Location: Okanogan County, Washington

Clean Water Act settlement

Negotiated a favorable settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of a fuel distributor for an accidental diesel spill in a waterway.

Location: Linn County, Oregon

Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Represented a multinational corporation regarding allocation of liability for remediation of the Portland Harbor Superfund site.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Oregon wine industry policy development

Served as land use and natural resources counsel to Oregon wine industry trade association, including development of legislation governing winery activity on farmland, and industry efforts to reduce pesticide damage and secure long-term water supply; advised industry coalition on 2019 wine labeling legislation.

Location: Oregon

Agricultural goods contract breach

Represented the distributor in a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) proceeding against a purchaser who breached sales agreements. Obtained a favorable settlement. (U.S. Dept. of Ag., 2015)

Location: Portland, Oregon

Hawks View Winery

Assisted Willamette Valley winery with ownership transition and land use permitting for facility expansion.

Washington County, Oregon

Wind Energy Development

Served as local development counsel for one of the world’s largest wind energy projects, located in eastern Oregon. Assisted with siting, electric transmission and interconnection, environmental and other regulatory matters.

Location: Gilliam and Morrow counties, Oregon

Klipsun Vineyards water rights

Successfully renegotiated a water right permit with Washington Department of Ecology to facilitate sale, expansion and replanting of Red Mountain AVA vineyard.

Location: Benton County, Washington