Beery, Elsner & Hammond, LLP has more combined expertise and experience in key areas of local government law than any other private firm in Oregon.

Municipal Law & GovernanceExpert general advice on public meetings, public records, public contracts, election law, constitutional law, and charters.

Land Use & Development Review. Experienced in land use matters including development review, appeals, and enforcement of conditions, and codes.

Property Acquisition & Real Estate Transactions. BEH attorneys prepare, review, and negotiate key provisions in complex purchase and sale agreements, and financing agreements.    

Telecommunications Law & Utility Franchising. Our attorneys are recognized experts in franchise administration, cellular facility siting, and renewal negotiations with cable providers.

Public Finance & Infrastructure Financing. BEH is well versed in local budget law and legal issues associated with infrastructure financing.

Employment & Labor LawBEH attorneys assist clients with a full range of employment matters, including federal and state laws on family medical leave, wage and hour, disability accommodations, and discrimination issues. In addtion to assisting clients with personnel plicy drafting and updates, our attorneys also draft and enforce employemnt contracts as well as represent clients with BOLI/EEOC complaints and in labor contract negotiations and interpretations, arbitrations and administarive hearings.  https://apps.oregon.gov/boli/storefront/

Litigation & Administrative Law. BEH attorneys routinely handle appeals at the Land Use Board of Appeals, Court of Appeals and state agencies, as well as litigation in federal and state courts.

Water Law. BEH practice areas include water law and municipal water rights.

Municipal Water & Electric UtilitiesBEH has extensive experience dealing with legal issues that pertain to the planning and construction of water treatment plants, intake, storage, and transmission facilities.

Urban Renewal & Economic DevelopmentBEH advises its municipal clients on urban renewal issues, enterprise zones, reimbursement districts, and other strategic financing options.   

Police & Public Safety. BEH attorneys routinely advise police and other public safety officers about constitutional issues related to their daily duties.