Kenneth D. Stephens

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

PHONE: 503.802.2008
EMAIL: ken.stephens@tonkon.com
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Ken is a founding partner of Tonkon Torp. His practice emphasizes corporate and securities matters, including the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in corporate financings, and in the secondary securities markets. Recent engagements include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance projects and investigations, shareholder disputes and take-over contests, as well as formation of domestic and international joint ventures and consulting in securities litigation.
 
In 2010, Ken played a lead role in the resolution of the Sunwest Management Bankruptcy, which culminated in a $1.2 billion deal involving the sale of 140 senior living properties in 39 states. For his work on Sunwest, he received the Large Company Turnaround Transaction of the Year award from the Turnaround Management Association in 2011.
 
In the 1970s, Ken served as Assistant Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in connection with its Securities Industry Study. He has frequently served on Tonkon Torp's managing board, including several terms as chairman.
 
Ken has been recognized as a leading corporate and banking lawyer by Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business directories. He was named by Best Lawyers as Portland, Oregon's Lawyer of the Year in 2011 for Corporate Law and in 2009 and 2013 for Banking and Finance Law. Only a single lawyer in each specialty area is honored with this recognition each year.


             


            
 

Ken is a founding partner of Tonkon Torp. His practice emphasizes corporate and securities matters, including the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in corporate financings, and in the secondary securities markets. Recent engagements include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance projects and investigations, shareholder disputes and take-over contests, as well as formation of domestic and international joint ventures and consulting in securities litigation.
 
In 2010, Ken played a lead role in the resolution of the Sunwest Management Bankruptcy, which culminated in a $1.2 billion deal involving the sale of 140 senior living properties in 39 states. For his work on Sunwest, he received the Large Company Turnaround Transaction of the Year award from the Turnaround Management Association in 2011.
 
In the 1970s, Ken served as Assistant Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in connection with its Securities Industry Study. He has frequently served on Tonkon Torp's managing board, including several terms as chairman.
 
Ken has been recognized as a leading corporate and banking lawyer by Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business directories. He was named by Best Lawyers as Portland, Oregon's Lawyer of the Year in 2011 for Corporate Law and in 2009 and 2013 for Banking and Finance Law. Only a single lawyer in each specialty area is honored with this recognition each year.


             


            
 

Jon has lectured on numerous legal topics including:

·         Arbitration

·         Trademarks

·         Noncompetition Issues

·         Copyrights

·         Idea Submission

·         Patent Law

·         Inventions and Trade Secrets

University of Latvia
Visiting Professor, October, 2012
 
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