Tonkon Torp LLP

Max M Miller Jr

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Max is a partner in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group. He provides both transactional counsel and litigation representation. Tapping into his deep knowledge of environmental, natural resources, energy and land-use law, Max helps businesses resolve disputes regarding federal, state and local regulations. His clients represent a broad range of industries including manufacturing, renewable energy, real estate development, petroleum, auto, forestry, and forest products. Max regularly works with regulatory agencies in several states to address complex hazardous waste and air and water pollution matters.

Max's practice background includes:

Purchase, sale, remediation, and repurposing of environmentally impacted industrial properties;

Environmental agency claims, agency enforced remedial and removal actions under Superfund and RCRA and voluntary clean ups;

Private cost recovery lawsuits and citizen suits;

Environmental permits;

Sustainability advice,


Max is an active and engaged member of the Portland community.

Faithful Friends PDX

2017-Present, Board Member

1000 Friends of Oregon

Past Cooperating Attorney

The Right Brain Initiative

2009-2015, Governing Committee

2011-2013, Chair, Development Committee

2010-2012, Secretary

City of Portland

2011-2013, Mayor's Economic Cabinet

MetroArts, Inc.

2000-2014, Secretary

Regional Arts and Cultural Council

2009-2015, Board Member, Secretary, Vice Chair, Nominating Committee


J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1983, B.A., Pitzer College, 1979