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Ballard named as best real estate lawyer

Hawley Troxell partner Brian L. Ballard has been honored by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession, as the “Boise Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2010.

Ballard’s practice focuses on real property and land use, with an emphasis on commercial real estate acquisition and development. He represents a variety of clients in the acquisition, financing, and development of real estate, and he coordinates the firm’s representation of Valley Regional Transit, Southwest Idaho’s regional transportation authority, as general counsel. He also leads Hawley Troxell’s eminent domain and acquisition team.

Ballard has been a guest lecturer on the state’s Section 1031 tax deferred real estate exchanges. He was a founding counsel for the Idaho Association of Realtors Legal Hotline. And, he is a member and past-president of the Building Owners and Managers Association.

Ballard is co-chairman of the Public Participation Committee for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho.

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