• Van Vactor Law LLC

    land use • real estate • mediation

  • Practice Areas

    Land Use Law Firm | Bend, Oregon | Van Vactor Law LLC

    Land Use Law

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    Will helps clients work through Oregon's complicated land use system to solve a wide range of challenges, including:

    • Zoning
    • Permitting 
    • Urban development
    • Annexations and UGBs
    • Appeals to local governments and the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)
    • Entitlements
    • Subdivisions and partitions
    • Zone changes and comp plan amendments
    • Site plans and conditional uses

    Will enjoys assisting individuals, developers, and local governments address their Oregon land use needs.

     

    If you are interested in retaining Van Vactor Law LLC for a land use matter, please click here and complete an intake form.

    Oregon Real Estate Law Firm | Van Vactor Law

    Real Estate Law

    A small tagline

    Whether it is a large or small transaction, just a part of your development project, or the focus of your business, Will can negotiate, review and draft documents, and more. Real estate matters affect a wide range of clients, including:

    • Real estate agents
    • Bankers and lenders
    • Landlords and tenants
    • Individual property owners
    • Property and office managers
    • Homeowner associations

    You can read more about some of the common real estate matters Will can help you with here.

    Oregon Mediation Services | Bend, Oregon

    Mediation

    A small tagline

    Mediation provides parties in conflict an opportunity to resolve disagreements outside the court system (which can be uncertain and expensive). As a former trial attorney, Will empathizes with parties involved in disputes and enjoys serving as a neutral third party helping resolve conflict. Using his mediation training, Will can work with parties to resolve a wide range of disputes, including:

    • Neighbor disputes
    • Land use disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Municipal and government conflict
    • Community association disputes
    • Public lands resource and recreation conflict

    Please call or email Will to see if he can help with your case.

  • Will Van Vactor | Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Attorney

    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 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.

    Oregon Land Use Law Firm | Van Vactor Law LLC

    Firm Values: Van Vactor Law LLC

    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. Currently, he is volunteering as a co-facilitator for the Upper Deschutes Advisory Group through Community Solutions of Central Oregon. Will was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Community Solutions. He also welcomes the right type of pro-bono case that lets him give back to his community.

     

     

    Multnomah Falls, Oregon

    Location

    Van Vactor Law LLC is based in Bend, Oregon. However, it serves the entire state of Oregon, including:

    • Central and Eastern Oregon
    • Willamette Valley and the Portland Metro area
    • Oregon Coast, and
    • Everywhere in between.

    Thanks to today's technology, Will can provide legal services across the entire state. With email, video conferencing, and phones, communication between Will and his 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 wanted, Will has access to a private conference room in Bend, Oregon, and other locations throughout the state.

  • Why Van Vactor Law?

    Top Notch Client Service: With Van Vactor Law LLC, there is no more wondering about the status of your case or what your attorney is doing. Login to your client portal to get instant updates on your case, review documents, pay bills, and more. Will utilizes today's technology to run a "virtual law practice" and strive for the best client experience possible.

     

    High-Quality Legal Services: Will has nearly 10 years experience practicing law, including extensive work on litigation, real estate, and land use matters. His concern is with identifying your needs and working hard to obtain a positive outcome for you.

     

    Flexible and Alternative Billing: Van Vactor Law LLC offers low hourly rates or fixed flat fees for certain unbundled services (scroll to your right to read more about unbundled services). The low hourly rate helps keep your case affordable. Fixed rates allow you to budget and avoid unexpected bills.

     

    Van Vactor Law LLC will work with you to make receiving legal advice efficient, affordable, and convenient.

    Oregon Land Use and Real Estate Law Firm | Van Vactor Law, LLC

    What is "Virtual" Law?

    Virtual law is often defined as the online delivery of legal services. Van Vactor Law LLC uses a secure portal that both the client and attorney can access anywhere there is an internet connection. While Will puts a lot of value on in-person meetings with clients (and encourages such meetings), to increase convenience and to keep client fees and firm costs low, Van Vactor Law strives to operate a "mostly" virtual law firm.

     

    The choice to establish a virtual law practice was easy. This model lets Will better serve his clients by using technology to connect with clients in ways previously unimagined in the legal industry. Virtual law is more convenient for you and the attorney. It also lets him avoid significant expenses, like a brick and mortar office. This means lower fees for you, the client.

     

    Although some people may think "virtual" means "not real", in this case, that is not true. Will is a real attorney and provides real legal services.

     

    What are Unbundled Legal Services?

    Unbundled legal services are limited scope legal services. In other words, the attorney and client agree in advance the attorney will only complete a limited task or list of tasks. Examples include:

    • Document review
    • Legal research 
    • Ghostwriting 
    • Coaching (rehearsing in advance of a land use hearing, preparing for mediation, etc.)
    • Drafting (land use applications, deeds, etc.)

    For a couple reasons, this type of representation can be particularly beneficial if you are on a budget. First, in many cases, since the representation is limited, Van Vactor Law LLC can agree in advance to a fixed fee (this lets you budget and avoid surprise bills). You can also pick and choose what services you pay for from Van Vactor Law LLC. For example, if you are developing a piece of property and are confident you can complete the land use application, but you are unsure about the land use hearing, you can hire Will to coach you up for the hearing (but not have to pay him to prepare for and attend the hearing).

     

    There are many examples of how unbundled legal services can be applied. If you have questions about whether unbundled services are right for you, please contact Will.

  • Land Use and Real Estate Blog

  • Contact Will Van Vactor

    Call Will Van Vactor | Oregon land use and real estate attorney

    Phone

    541.233.8517 or

    Toll Free 877.728.4014

    Will Van Vactor | Mediator and Oregon real estate and land use attorney

    Address

    750 NW Charbonneau Street, Suite 201

    Bend, OR 97703

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    Will Van Vactor is the sole attorney at Van Vactor Law LLC. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon.

     

    The information and content on this website and the linked blog is not intended to, and should not be construed to, address specific legal questions and does not constitute specific legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created, and Van Vactor Law LLC does not represent you, based upon your visit to or review of this website and linked blog.

     

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    Contacting VV Law

    Please note that sending an e-mail or otherwise contacting Van Vactor Law LLC and/or Will Van Vactor does not create an attorney-client relationship. Such a relationship will exist only once it is confirmed in writing between Van Vactor Law LLC and you.

     

    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.

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