Prominent Portland lawyer Richard Allan has joined Marten Law, expanding
its energy and environmental law practice. Allan, formerly a partner
with Ball Janik LLP, has more than 20 years of experience representing
utilities, developers and other Northwest businesses with their
environmental, land use and natural resource issues. Marten Law, whose
Portland office has expanded rapidly in the last three years, is the
largest environmental and energy firm in the West, with offices in
Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.
"Richard is widely viewed as one of the top environmental and energy
lawyers in Oregon and we're very pleased to have him join us," said
Michael Dotten, Managing Partner of Marten Law's Portland Office. "The
firm represents natural gas and wind producers throughout the West, and
other clients on significant electric power, oil and natural gas
transmission matters. With Richard coming on board, we will be able to
provide greater service to our utility and independent power producer
clients, as well as other industrial developers."
Allan is experienced in the acquisition, siting, expansion and operation
of power, manufacturing and real estate projects. His experience in
adversarial proceedings ranges from numerous local land use hearings and
appeals, to adminisrative contested cases before state agencies
concerning energy, wetlands, water rights and environmental enforcement,
to trial court and appellate proceedings in state and federal courts.
"It's very exciting for me to join Marten Law - a growing firm that is
entirely focused on environmental and energy issues," said Allan. "The
firm has a roster of experienced and well-known environmental and energy
lawyers that few firms can match. "
Marten Law represents clients throughout the country in sometimes
controversial and often complex environmental, energy and natural
resource permitting, compliance and litigation matters. They include the
largest Superfund cleanup in the country (in the Great Lakes) , the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major wind farm
siting projects in California and Nevada, and natural resource
litigation in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. In Oregon, the firm
represents a number of irrigation districts and municipal corporations
on water rights and related environmental matters and multiple clients
on regional and national energy matters.
Allan received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from University of
California, Berkeley School of Law in 1988 where he was Editor in Chief
of the Ecology Law Quarterly. After law school he was Judicial Clerk to
the Honorable Malcolm M. Lucas, Chief Justice of the California Supreme
Allan is a frequent writer and speaker on environmental issues. He is a
member of the Oregon Business Association, Environment and Economic
Development Committee and of the Oregon Bar Association Sections on
Environment and Natural Resources, and Real Estate and Land Use. He has
been recognized by his peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Land
Use/Zoning (2010-2012) and named a Chambers USA Industry Leader,
Environmental and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (2008-2012).
Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in
environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized
authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality,
hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries,
environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our
clients confront every day. To ensure that we stay at the forefront of
our field, we publish a weekly news service , which reaches over 60,000
subscribers in all 50 states and more than 20 countries. For more
information visit martenlaw.com.
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