Q&A with Ball Janik LLP Posted on October 25, 2017 by Viktoria Schulz Q: What service does Ball Janik LLP provide? A: Attorneys at Law Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1982, Ball Janik LLP has earned a reputation for industry leadership in real estate and land use law, construction and design, construction litigation, commercial litigation, insurance recovery, bankruptcy and creditor rights, and financial services. Our attorneys in Portland have helped clients reshape the landscape of the city and the region. Q: What is the overall mission of Ball Janik LLP? A: Our mission is twofold: to perform high quality professional work that advances the interest of our clients, and to cultivate a firm culture that ensures our professionals and staff will deliver on that promise. Lasting client relationships are the proof that we are fulfilling our mission. Q: What is the key focus of Ball Janik LLP this year? A: The key focus of our construction litigation group is to continue to develop our relationship with AGC, and provide quality legal services to industry members by helping them navigate construction contracts, disputes that arise and, where possible, avoid claims. Q: Why does Ball Janik LLP find your relationship with AGC valuable? A: Our relationship with AGC is valuable in that it keeps us connected to the construction industry, the new leaders in the industry, and new legislation affecting the industry. AGC is critical to our continued growth of our construction litigation practice and assists us in keeping informed of new developments. Q: Does Ball Janik LLP have a key person you would like our members to learn more about? A: Angela Otto joined Ball Janik LLP as a partner in the construction and litigation practices. Her focus is representing clients on construction and design, construction defect, and litigation matters. Ms. Otto represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers and design professionals in construction disputes, litigation, arbitration and mediation. She also represents clients on significant delay and impact claims, complex disputes, and other matters pertaining to the design and construction of multi-million dollar facilities. Additionally, Ms. Otto has extensive experience representing sureties and insurance companies on construction related matters. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law and Litigation – Construction. She has been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in the field of Construction Law as a Rising Star for three years, and is counsel to the board for the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter. Q: If a reader was to take away one important fact about Ball Janik LLP, what would you want it be? A: That our construction group does much more than construction defect – our construction litigation group focuses on aiding contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers with their construction contracting and dispute resolution needs.