Christopher J. Pallanch

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2104
EMAIL: christopher.pallanch@tonkon.com
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Chris' practice focuses on resolving complex business disputes, whether through trial, arbitration, mediation, or settlement. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters in federal and state court, including contract claims, financing arrangements, and business torts.     

Chris joined Tonkon Torp in 2009, following a two-year clerkship with U.S. District Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr., in Reno, Nevada. Chris earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he served on the Managing Board of the Oregon Law Review. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a staff analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank and as a financial analyst at a regional credit union. 

 

Representative Matters

  • Confidential – When a Los Angeles based finance company sued a client in California for a business venture that fell through, Chris helped to get the California action dismissed and filed suit against the foreign company in Oregon. Chris assisted in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the defendant and later second chaired the trial of the matter, which resulted in both the dismissal of a $20 million claim against the client and a judgment of almost $2 million in favor of the client. 
  • Confidential – In a construction defect case of a proposed high-end condominium project, Chris helped represent the owner, which recovered a substantial settlement through mediation.
  • Master Solutions, Inc. – In an action where an out-of-state client was sued in Oregon for a joint project gone awry, Chris took the lead in defending the case, which was ultimately dismissed.
  • Lower East Burnside, LLC – Chris assisted in representing the landlord when a commercial tenant sought to terminate its lease, helping the client to settle favorably with its lender and obtaining a substantial settlement from its tenant.
  • Confidential – When a national chain sued a family-owned company for breach of a service contract, Chris represented the family-owned company, eventually helping to settle the case favorably for the client.

Chris' practice focuses on resolving complex business disputes, whether through trial, arbitration, mediation, or settlement. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters in federal and state court, including contract claims, financing arrangements, and business torts.     

Chris joined Tonkon Torp in 2009, following a two-year clerkship with U.S. District Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr., in Reno, Nevada. Chris earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he served on the Managing Board of the Oregon Law Review. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a staff analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank and as a financial analyst at a regional credit union. 

 

Representative Matters

  • Confidential – When a Los Angeles based finance company sued a client in California for a business venture that fell through, Chris helped to get the California action dismissed and filed suit against the foreign company in Oregon. Chris assisted in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the defendant and later second chaired the trial of the matter, which resulted in both the dismissal of a $20 million claim against the client and a judgment of almost $2 million in favor of the client. 
  • Confidential – In a construction defect case of a proposed high-end condominium project, Chris helped represent the owner, which recovered a substantial settlement through mediation.
  • Master Solutions, Inc. – In an action where an out-of-state client was sued in Oregon for a joint project gone awry, Chris took the lead in defending the case, which was ultimately dismissed.
  • Lower East Burnside, LLC – Chris assisted in representing the landlord when a commercial tenant sought to terminate its lease, helping the client to settle favorably with its lender and obtaining a substantial settlement from its tenant.
  • Confidential – When a national chain sued a family-owned company for breach of a service contract, Chris represented the family-owned company, eventually helping to settle the case favorably for the client.

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