Tonkon Torp LLP

Joseph Voboril

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Joe is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use practice group. He is a veteran attorney with extensive experience in the area of complex commercial real estate transactions and land use. He provides guidance and counsel on acquisitions, sales and project development. His expertise includes deal negotiation, documentation, and project financing. He has assisted numerous clients in securing land use approvals, and has negotiated and drafted architect services agreements and construction contracts for large commercial projects.


Throughout his career, Joe has been an engaged, active member of the Portland community. Selected leadership roles include the following:

Portland Art Museum

1992-2006, 2010-2017, Board Member

2010-2017, Chair of Operations Committee

1993-2005, Vice Chair of the Board

1996-2006, Chair of Building Oversight Committee

Portland Public Schools

1987-1991, Board Member

1989-1991, Chair

Schnitzer CARE Foundation

2005-2016, Trustee

Portland Neighborhood Revitalization Management

1989-1991, Panel

Portland City Planning Commission

1977-1981, Member

1980-1981, Vice Chair

Portland Area Metropolitan Boundary

1974-1976, Commission

1975-1976, Chair

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1973, B.S.; University of Nebraska, 1970


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USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Law and Practice in Oregon

Joseph Voboril, Ted Herzog, David J. Petersen, Kimberlee Stafford

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