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Tillamook County’s 2017 Housing Plan

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Tillamook County’s 2017 Housing Plan

Passionate About Our Community   Tillamook County’s 2017 Housing Plan by Jennifer Bragar       In March 2017, Tillamook County issued its new housing needs analysis, “Creating a Healthy Housing Market for Tillamook County.” The County recognized the necessity to take a new approach to the analysis of housing in light of its changed economy. The study utilizes graphic representations and analysis of the coastal and interior markets to focus on the need for regional solutions. Coastal markets such as Manzanita, Oceanside,...

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Analysis of Zoning Barriers that Limit the Construction of Manufactured Housing

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Analysis of Zoning Barriers that Limit the Construction of Manufactured Housing

Passionate About Our Community   Analysis of Zoning Barriers that Limit the Construction of Manufactured Housing by Jennifer Bragar       In the Portland metropolitan region, we often think of affordable housing in urban terms – increased density, homelessness, and accessory dwelling units, but considering the issue in rural areas requires a different lens on how to build low cost housing. This post reviews zoning barriers that limit the construction of manufactured housing that were identified by renowned land use law...

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Oregon’s Land Use and Conservation Development Commission Issues Final Enforcement Order Against the City of Corvallis

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Oregon’s Land Use and Conservation Development Commission Issues Final Enforcement Order Against the City of Corvallis

Passionate About Our Community   Oregon’s Land Use and Conservation Development Commission Issues Final Enforcement Order Against the City of Corvallis by Jennifer Bragar       The tension around whether clear and objective standards must apply to a proposed residential development gripped the City of Corvallis and one developer in a multi-year legal battle at the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (“LUBA”) that left the developer in a cycle of remands about how the city would apply its standards. Fed up with the...

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Big Win for the Confederated Tribes: Oil Trains in Oregon Face New Hurdle by Jennifer Bragar

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Big Win for the Confederated Tribes: Oil Trains in Oregon Face New Hurdle by Jennifer Bragar

Passionate About Our Community   Big Win for the Confederated Tribes: Oil Trains in Oregon Face New Hurdle by Jennifer Bragar   The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and Bands of the Yakima Nation (collectively the “Treaty Tribes”) have been opposed to an Union Pacific oil-by-rail project that called for trains from oil-producing regions to deliver the crude to ports where ships could move it to refineries along the West Coast. Notwithstanding the oil train derailment in the...

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Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law by Jennifer Bragar

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law by Jennifer Bragar

Passionate About Our Community Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law by Jennifer Bragar Ed Sullivan and I co-author the annual comprehensive plan update for the American Bar Association’s State and Local Government Law Section. The most recent update was just published by the Urban Lawyer and you can read about it here. The article undertakes an annual survey of state and federal cases dealing with the role of the comprehensive plan (sometimes called the “General” or “Master” plan) in land use regulation. That survey and this...

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Global Awards 2015 & 2016 Winners

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in General | Comments Off on Global Awards 2015 & 2016 Winners

Tomasi Salyer Martin is pleased to announce that it was selected by Global Awards Corporate Livewire as its boutique Oregon firm for Banking and Finance in 2016. Valerie Tomasi was a Global Awards winner for real estate law in 2015.

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Superlawyers 2016

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in General | Comments Off on Superlawyers 2016

We are pleased to announce that Valerie Athena Tomasi made the Oregon Superlawyers list once again in 2016 for Banking Law.  She was also named to this list in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015.  In addition, Elizabeth Biermann was named as a Rising Star in this same publication in 2016, as well as two previous years.

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Oregon Real Estate Deskbook

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in General | Comments Off on Oregon Real Estate Deskbook

In 2015, the Oregon State Bar updated the Oregon Real Estate Deskbook, Foreclosing Security Interest. Valerie Tomasi and Eleanor DuBay, along with a co-author, substantially revised and updated Chapter 23, Nonjudicial Foreclosure of Trust Deeds. To purchase a copy of the Deskbook, please click on the following link: http://www.osbar.org/store/pub/pubcat.asp

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Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in General | Comments Off on Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

Tomasi Salyer Martin is proud to announce that we have been granted the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council for every year since 2012. This certification is given to companies “who have successfully met WBENC’s standards as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)… and affirms the business is woman-owned, operated and controlled.”

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