Tonkon Torp LLP

Portland Office

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Managing Partner: Darcy M. Norville
Number of partners: 55 Number of lawyers: 85
Languages: Farsi, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Albanian

Firm Overview:
Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business and litigation law firm in Portland, Oregon serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Administrative & Regulatory
Antitrust Advice & Litigation
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business Immigration
Business & Corporate Law
Cannabis Industry
Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Construction Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Energy Law & Litigation
Entrepreneurial Services
Environmental & Natural Resources Advocacy
Estate & Wealth Planning
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Financial Services & Investment Management
Financial Services Litigation
Government Relations & Public Policy
Information Privacy & Security
Insurance Recovery
Intellectual Property Advice & Litigation
Labor & Employment
Media Litigation & Advice
Mediation & Arbitration Services
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities
Products Liability & Complex Torts
Real Estate & Land Use
Securities & SEC Enforcement
Trust & Probate Litigation
Water Law

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
Nationally recognized expertise in reorganization and debt restructuring, representing debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, sales and acquisitions of troubled companies, real estate foreclosures, and commercial and collection litigation in state and federal court.

Cannabis Industry:
Experienced business and litigation support for solving complex business problems within the regulated cannabis (marijuana/THC and hemp/CBD) industry. Advice for owners and operators on matters including general business, fundraising, transactions, representation before regulatory agencies, and business disputes. Advice for individual investors and funds on all aspects of investing in cannabis and hemp businesses.

Corporate Finance:
Advise regarding growth capital, including private equity, venture, seed, and angel investments, public equity offerings, rule 144A and regulation S private placements, and offshore private placements. Advise regarding the structure and financing of M&A transactions. Advise regarding syndicated and secured loans. Advise regarding fund formation, compliance, and unregistered investment vehicles.

Corporate Governance:
Extensive experience with director fiduciary responsibilities, controlling shareholder responsibilities, disclosure obligations, audit committee responsibilities, use of special committees, corporate social responsibility considerations, and compliance and document retention policies.

Entrepreneurial Services:
The Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group provides seasoned advice for startups and fast-growing businesses to assist in establishing a financial and structural foundation for growth. The group also counsels seed, angel, venture and other investment firms in all aspects of fund formation and investing.

Environment & Natural Resources:
Counsel for large and small businesses and nonprofit entities on a broad range of environmental compliance, contamination, and natural resources issues, including for business or real property acquisition, litigation, and administrative proceedings.

Financial Services & Investment Management:
Comprehensive legal services for institutions and professionals in the financial services industry. Counsel on federal and state securities and banking laws as well as the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, FDIC, FRB, OCC, various securities exchanges, and state banking and securities regulators.

Government Relations & Public Policy:
The firm offers clients decades of experience at the local, state and federal level. It has deep knowledge of public policy, the political process, campaigns, and communications. The firm achieves positive results and provides technical and strategic counsel for clients including corporations, small businesses, trade and professional associations, nonprofits, and public institutions.

Nationally-recognized support for domestic and international companies and individuals, covering temporary and permanent visa applications and extensions, the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and citizenship applications. Training for human resource professionals and defense of employers against enforcement actions brought by immigration or labor authorities.

Intellectual Property:
Advice and counsel on identifying, protecting, and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property assets; negotiating intellectual property license agreements; negotiating software development, license and service contracts; copyright compliance programs; due diligence in merger and acquisition transactions; protecting inventions, creations, and trade secrets.

Labor & Employment:
Defense of employment litigation matters and advice on union activities. Deep experience with the full range of labor and employment issues, including wage and hour practices, state and federal leave requirements, employment contracts, executive compensation, employee benefits, and non-compete and nondisclosure agreements.

Trial and appellate litigation expertise in commercial law, contract disputes, antitrust and trade regulations, constitutional law, corporate and securities, debtor/ creditor, intellectual property (including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets), cybersecurity, labor and employment, real estate, environmental, land use, business owner disputes, insurance coverage, trust and probate, and construction.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s M&A attorneys represent public companies, private companies, and family-owned businesses in acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and asset sales, control and proxy contests, reorganizations, sales and acquisitions of troubled companies, and joint ventures and strategic alliances. Its attorneys combine top-notch M&A expertise with creative business skills and practical advice.

Real Estate & Land Use:
Advise on complex transactions involving sales, acquisitions, leasing and financing of both developed and undeveloped real estate, land use and permitting, and regulation and development of renewable energy facilities.

Expertise on structuring businesses and transactions to minimize tax liability while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal tax regimes. Advise on entity formation and structure, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, executive compensation and benefits, investment and research credits, tax-exempt organizations, employee stock ownership plans, and tax-qualified plans.