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Tonkon Torp, LLP

About Tonkon Torp, LLP

In 1974, three of Portland's best known business lawyers, Moe Tonkon, Morris Galen and Fred Torp came together to create a new, nine lawyer firm. Today Tonkon Torp is one of the largest firms headquartered in Oregon, with over 80 lawyers dedicated to a sophisticated business practice. Though the firm's size and practices have grown over the past 40 years, our core values of excellent legal work, leadership, client service and community involvement remain unchanged.

We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and the personal quality of our services, and we consider the goodwill of our clients and our professional reputation to be our most valuable assets. Tonkon Torp doesn’t try to be all things to all people. Although we provide a full spectrum of business law and litigation services, we believe our focus on efficiency and results is what sets us apart from other law firms. Clients view Tonkon Torp as a trusted adviser because our relationships are rooted in a thorough understanding of their business and industries and a shared vision of their goals.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1974 Number of Partners 60
Number of offices 3 Partner:associate ratio 2.70
Biggest office Portland Percentage of women attorneys 20.60
Number of attorneys 86 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.80
Number of associates 22 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 3.50
Area of practice

Tonkon Torp, LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust Advice
  • Benefit Company Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy Law
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Financial Services & Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Sustainability Law
  • Taxation
  • Water Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Immigration
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Estate Planning
  • Government Relations & Public Policy
  • Information Privacy & Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Accountant & Professional Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract & Commercial Disputes
  • Corporate & Business Owner Disputes
  • Energy Litigation
  • Environmental & Natural Resources Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Media Law Litigation & Advice
  • Products Liability & Complex Torts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities & Sec Enforcement
  • Trust & Probate Litigation
Awards and recognitions

28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2016 Super Lawyers Lists
Michael Willes Named MBA Rookie of the Year
Kimberlee Stafford Receives Bar Association President's Sustainability Award
Ken Stephens Receives James B. Castles Leadership Award
Morris Galen Receives Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award
Tonkon Torp Acknowledged at 2015 Drammy Awards
Owen Blank Honored with Bar Association Pro Bono Award
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA Alice Awards
Kristin Bremer Moore and Andrea Schmidt Receive Pro Bono Award
Caroline Harris Crowne Receives City Club Research Award


Tonkon Torp is committed to developing a workforce that is diverse and represents the perspectives and experiences of our clients and communities. We, along with our clients, recognize diversity and inclusiveness as imperative to business success. Diversity strengthens us as a firm, as it expands our talent pool, enhances our responsiveness to clients, and adds valuable breadth and depth of perspective to the complex problems we help our clients solve.

Summer associate program

The work our Summer Associates do is the same work our lawyers do. We have real projects that are needed by real clients on real issues. And, because the projects are related to work that is being done in the firm on pending matters, you will often have the opportunity to observe or participate in events arising from the project. The Summer Associate who assists in researching issues for a deposition will get to sit in on the deposition; a Summer Associate who researches an issue for a motion will likely be involved in drafting the motion or memorandum and then have the opportunity to watch oral argument on the motion; a Summer Associate who analyzes a tax issue in connection with a pending transaction will be asked to assist in and observe the final closing. These kinds of hands-on experiences will give you a very realistic exposure to the practice of law at Tonkon Torp.

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Tonkon Torp, LLP Headquarters

1600 Pioneer Tower ,
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR

503-221-1440 phone
503-274-8779 fax
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Tonkon Torp, LLP Office

412 First Street, SE ,
Suite 100
Washington, DC

202-580-8346 phone


Tonkon Torp, LLP Office

544 Ferry St. SE ,
Suite 3
Salem, OR

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