Van Vactor Law LLC
land use • real estate
Land Use Law
We help clients work through Oregon's complicated land use system to solve a wide range of challenges. We can help with:
Van Vactor Law LLC assists individuals, developers, and local governments address their land use needs.
Real Estate Law
Whether you seek legal assistance for a small real estate transaction or your business focuses on commercial real estate, Van Vactor Law LLC can help. Real estate matters affect a wide range of clients, including:
You can read more about some of the common real estate matters we can help with here.
Will also provides hearings officer services for local governments. These services include de novo hearings, such as local appeals, and also code enforcement proceedings.
Additionally, as a former trial attorney, Will empathizes with parties involved in disputes and likes to serve as a neutral party to help resolve conflicts. Using his mediation training, Will works with parties to address a wide range of disputes, including:
About Will Van Vactor
Will Van Vactor has practiced law in Oregon for almost a decade. From working for a Portland-based firm with a satellite office in Prineville to working at a small local firm in Bend, Will has experience serving clients throughout Central Oregon.
Will focuses on land use because of the unique intersection of policy and law. Oregon's progressive land use system has led to the preservation of valuable resources across the state, but it also poses challenges for property owners and developers. It can also create problems for neighboring property owners with concerns about new development next door. Will is passionate about finding solutions to these challenging problems.
Will understands the importance of helping clients identify their needs and advocating on behalf of his clients' positions. He became a lawyer because he wanted to help people. When a client hires him, Will takes his job as their lawyer seriously and will work tirelessly to help his clients accomplish their goals.
Firm Values: Van Vactor Law
Client Service: Will puts his clients first. Many people dread hiring a lawyer. It doesn't need to be that way. By giving instant access to case information through a client portal, being responsive to client questions and concerns, collaborating with his clients, and using technology to connect and provide legal services, Will seeks to provide a positive client experience.
Sustainability: Will's practice relies heavily on cloud computing. Cloud computing saves energy, materials, time, and waste. From its inception, Van Vactor Law LLC made a commitment to being paperless. This cuts down on storage fees, reduces material requirements, and increases efficiency and convenience.
Community Involvement: Will values community involvement. In the past, Will has volunteered as a planning commissioner in both Redmond and Prineville. He also recently volunteered as a co-facilitator for the Upper Deschutes Advisory Group through Community Solutions of Central Oregon. Currently, Will is the President of the Board of Directors for Community Solutions of Central Oregon, a nonprofit mediation center based in Bend.
Along with serving Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, Madras, Sisters, and Prineville, Van Vactor Law also serves Southern Oregon, including Lakeview, Klamath Falls and Medford, the Columbia Basin, including The Dalles, Hood River, and Pendleton, and Eastern Oregon, including John Day, Burns, Ontario, Baker City and La Grande.
Thanks to today's technology, we can provide legal services across the entire state. With email, video conferencing, and phones, communication with clients is instantaneous and convenient, without the need for a brick and mortar office that restricts his practice to one geographic area.
That said, Will likes meeting clients face-to-face. When required, he has access to a private conference room in Bend and can utilize other conference rooms throughout the state.
Land Use and Real Estate Blog
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Contacting VV Law
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Please do not send confidential or privileged information through this website. Information that you send through this website will not be regarded by Van Vactor Law LLC as confidential or privileged. Instead, please call (541) 233-8517.
Will does his best to respond to email and voicemail inquiries within one business day. However, there are times when that is not practical due to other obligations. If you need immediate legal assistance, please contact the Oregon State Bar referral service at 800.452.7636 or through its website.