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Prominent Portland Lawyer Richard Allan Joins Marten Law

January 14, 2013

(Portland, OR) - Marten Law is please to announce Richard Allan has joined the firm as a Partner in the Portland office, 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 the 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 administrative 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. “

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