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Tomasi Salyer Martin Sponsors Housing Land Advocates Conference

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in General | Comments Off on Tomasi Salyer Martin Sponsors Housing Land Advocates Conference

Tomasi Salyer Martin Sponsors Housing Land Advocates Conference     Tomasi Salyer Martin (TSM) is pleased to sponsor the 2018 Housing Land Advocates Conference, “Strategies for Housing Planning, Policy and Finance: City, Region, State” on February 9, 2018. As a result of TSM’s contribution, ten scholarship recipients will be able to attend the conference and gain valuable tools to ensure local land use decision making results in land available for affordable housing. TSM partner, Jennifer Bragar, is the current President of...

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Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in General | Comments Off on Recent Developments in Comprehensive Planning Law

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. Urban Lawyer, Vol. 49, No. 3 Summer 2017. 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)...

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Lawyer Monthly – United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Lawyer Monthly – United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year

Passionate About Our Community   Lawyer Monthly – United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year     Lawyer’s Monthly, a monthly legal publication with content that is entirely defined by the significant legal news from around the world, has named Jennifer M. Bragar as the United States’ Land Use Lawyer of the Year. The distinction was awarded after nearly 9,000 readers of Lawyer’s Monthly selected nominees, and a select group of judges narrowed the short list to Ms. Bragar as this year’s award winner.  ...

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Super Lawyers 2017

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in General | Comments Off on Super Lawyers 2017

  We are pleased to announce that Valerie Athena Tomasi, was nominated by her peers to the Oregon Super Lawyers list in 2017 for Banking Law, maintaining a 7 year track record on the list. In addition, Jennifer Bragar received the Rising Star designation for land use and has received the designation since 2012. Elizabeth Biermann received the Rising Star designation for banking and has received this award since 2014. Not only are Tomasi Salyer Martin’s attorneys dedicated to excellent customer service, but are recognized by their peers...

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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, and Pacific City fuel...

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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 professor, Daniel...

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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 cycle, the developer took...

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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 City of...

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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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