The real property and land use lawyers at Haglund Kelley help Pacific Northwest landowners negotiate the federal, state and local laws which govern the ownership, use and development of real property. Our real property and land use clients include private landowners facing governmental restrictions on use, landowners in disputes with other landowners, tree farmers and timberland owners, farmers and ranchers, citizen groups, homeowner associations, and individuals and entities involved in the buying and selling of interests in real property.
Our real property and land use lawyers’ experience working with both public and private sector clients and their understanding of the regulatory and political environment give them the unique insight needed to develop and implement efficient, cost-effective and practical legal strategies to achieve our clients’ goals. Whether it’s representing clients before local, state and federal bodies and regulatory agencies, negotiating real estate transactions, or litigating to protect our client’s property rights–our land use lawyers have the depth of legal knowledge and sound judgment to resolve even the most complex real property and land use challenges.
Law Focus Areas
- Real Estate Litigation
- Land Use and Property Rights
- Condemnation and Land Valuation
- Permitting, Development and Zoning
- Real Estate Transactions
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Issues
- Federal and State Land Acquisitions
- General Counsel to Many Resource-Based Businesses
- Easement and Boundary Disputes
- Timber Trespass
Negotiation of a $25 million Forest Service land acquisition in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on behalf of landowners whose land was downzoned as a result of the National Scenic Area designation.
A $3 million verdict on behalf of SDS Lumber Company in the first inverse condemnation property takings case involving the northern spotted owl to go to trial.
Represented various counties in several western states in a variety of disputes over management of the National Forests.
Represented owners in planning and successfully siting a $200 million grain export facility in Washington state.
Represented landowners in their successful effort to keep the City of Portland City Council from approving the siting in Goose Hollow of one of Portland’s largest condominium projects.