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 15 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 the president 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).
- Oppenheimer Companies
- Jacksons Food Stores
- Rinker Development Company
- Atlanta Gold Corporation
- 5B Investments Inc.
- LDM Real Estate Development
Honorable Douglas D. Kramer, State District Court, 1981-83
Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Idaho Supreme Court, 1980-81
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)
Currently serves on or is a member of:
- 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)
- Boise City Noise Ordinance Committee