1. BLJ Client Wins Tax Appeal in Oregon Supreme Court

    A Bend business will pay less county property taxes after lawyers at Bryant Lovlien and Jarvis challenged
    its assessment. The taxpayer also received a refund for several years of overpayments, 12% interest on
    those overpayments, and reimbursement of $243,000 in legal fees and costs.
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  2. Building a Better Bend

    Population forecasts project that Bend will hit 115,000 persons by 2028.  This will require more than 10,000 new dwelling units, millions of square feet in new buildings to provide employment opportunities and amenities, and hundreds of acres of new parks, schools, and other public facilities. While a proposed 2,380-acre expansion of the urban growth boundary (UGB) will add to the supply of buildable land, the new acreage alone cannot meet this demand. The obvious conclusion is that Bend must grow up.  Read More...

  3. How to Transfer Assets at Death

    Many people are faced with uncertainty when they have to handle another person’s affairs. My clients often want to know the best way to transfer assets at death.  Assets can be transferred in different ways depending on how they are titled.  Assets that need to be distributed at death often include real property, vehicles, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance and stocks and bonds.   Read More...

  4. SB 879 Eases Rules on Seller-Financing of Residential Property

    SB 879 Eases Rules on Seller-Financing of Residential Property   Read More...

  5. U.S. Supreme Court: 2nd Mortgages on Underwater Homes Not Voided in Bankruptcy

    U.S. Supreme Court Says 2nd Mortgages on Underwater Homes Cannot be Voided in Bankruptcy  Read More...

  6. Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary

    Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary  Read More...

  7. Transactions Involving Residential Mortgates

    Transactions Involving Residential Mortgages   Read More...

  8. Are Employees Pre and Post Shift Activities Compensable?

    Are Employees Pre and Post Shift Activities Compensable?   Read More...

  9. Help Shape Bend’s Future!

    Be part of the decision-making about the expansion of the City boundaries.  The City has a fun and interactive survey where you can give input.  Tell the City what goals are important to you, highlight examples of how you think the City can best meet those goals, and show where you would like to see different kinds of housing, businesses and natural areas. Click on the link for the easy-to-use, online survey, found at www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb. Spend anywhere from two minutes to two hours – your choice.  Help shape Bend’s future!  Read More...

  10. Tax-Exempt Status for Small Organizations

    Authored by Sharon Smith  Read More...