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Brian L. Ballard

Partner
LOCATION   Boise Office
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5203
EMAIL   bballard@hawleytroxell.com
Real Estate Partner Brian Ballard

Brian Ballard is a member of the firm’s real estate group and focuses his practice
on complex commercial transactional work. Interests and projects include shopping
center and apartment complex development, planned community development,
EB-5 Visa regional center formation and financing, renewable energy projects (most
recently wind and dairy anaerobic digesters), transit centers, sales tax anticipation
revenue financing, local option sale tax, and infrastructure district financing.

Brian serves as outside counsel to Valley Regional Transit, southwest Idaho’s regional
transportation authority, and to COMPASS, the metropolitan planning organization
(MPO) for northern Ada County and Canyon County. He was founding counsel for
the Idaho Association of Realtors Legal Hotline; president of Building Owners and
Managers Association (BOMA) of Boise (he has been Master of Ceremonies the
last 16 years for the annual Boise BOMA Real Estate Symposium); chair of the
Public Participation Committee for COMPASS; a member of the Board of Directors
for Senior Programs of Boise City/Ada County; and a member of the Boise City
Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Currently, he is a member of the
Downtown Neighborhood Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the
Downtown Business Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho
Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a founding member of The CORE, a med-tech industry
group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sawtooth Society, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Grand Prix Association of Meridian (Indy Car Racing).


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho, J.D., cum laude, 1980
(Law Review, Lead Articles Editor)

UNDERGRADUATE: Boise State University, B.A., 1975
(Secondary Education – English)

Clerkships

Honorable Douglas D. Kramer, State District Court, 1981-83

Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Idaho Supreme Court, 1980-81

Significant Representation

  • Oppenheimer Companies
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Rinker Development Company
  • Atlanta Gold Corporation
  • 5B Investments Inc.
  • Albertsons
  • LDM Real Estate Development

Community Activities

Currently serves on or is a member of:

  • Boise State University Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014
  • Arid Club Board of Directors, 2013
  • Hillcrest Country Club
  • Boise State University Alumni Association
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
  • Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP)

Real Estate Partner Brian Ballard

Brian L. Ballard

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5203
EMAIL    bballard@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Brian Ballard is a member of the firm’s real estate group and focuses his practice
on complex commercial transactional work. Interests and projects include shopping
center and apartment complex development, planned community development,
EB-5 Visa regional center formation and financing, renewable energy projects (most
recently wind and dairy anaerobic digesters), transit centers, sales tax anticipation
revenue financing, local option sale tax, and infrastructure district financing.

Brian serves as outside counsel to Valley Regional Transit, southwest Idaho’s regional
transportation authority, and to COMPASS, the metropolitan planning organization
(MPO) for northern Ada County and Canyon County. He was founding counsel for
the Idaho Association of Realtors Legal Hotline; president of Building Owners and
Managers Association (BOMA) of Boise (he has been Master of Ceremonies the
last 16 years for the annual Boise BOMA Real Estate Symposium); chair of the
Public Participation Committee for COMPASS; a member of the Board of Directors
for Senior Programs of Boise City/Ada County; and a member of the Boise City
Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Currently, he is a member of the
Downtown Neighborhood Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the
Downtown Business Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho
Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a founding member of The CORE, a med-tech industry
group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sawtooth Society, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Grand Prix Association of Meridian (Indy Car Racing).


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho, J.D., cum laude, 1980
(Law Review, Lead Articles Editor)

UNDERGRADUATE: Boise State University, B.A., 1975
(Secondary Education – English)

Clerkships

Honorable Douglas D. Kramer, State District Court, 1981-83

Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Idaho Supreme Court, 1980-81

Significant Representation

  • Oppenheimer Companies
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Rinker Development Company
  • Atlanta Gold Corporation
  • 5B Investments Inc.
  • Albertsons
  • LDM Real Estate Development

Community Activities

Currently serves on or is a member of:

  • Boise State University Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014
  • Arid Club Board of Directors, 2013
  • Hillcrest Country Club
  • Boise State University Alumni Association
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
  • Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP)

Memberships & Accolades

Bar Admissions

Idaho State Bar, 1980

Accomplishments

Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate, 2022

Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law, since 2005

Chambers & Partners – Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use, since 2003

Mountain States Super Lawyer – Real Estate, since 2003


Articles & Publications

Articles & Presentations

Does Your New Business Need a Liquor License? If So, Here Are a Few Things You Should Know, Hawley Troxell Business Blog, July 2013

Mr. Ballard has lectured extensively, in particular with respect to Section 1031 real estate exchanges. He has also contributed to several publications which include:

  • Basic 1031 Exchanges, Idaho Law Foundation CLE Program Materials
  • Real Estate Exchanges, Idaho Law Foundation CLE Program Materials
  • Major Land Use Laws in Idaho – Zoning/Planning Board, NBI
  • The Hotline One Hundred, Idaho Association of Realtors