Ryan M. Bledsoe

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

PHONE: 503.802.2120
EMAIL: ryan.bledsoe@tonkon.com
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Ryan is a litigation attorney who represents individuals and companies of all sizes. Ryan's experience includes handling numerous cases in both federal and state courts involving a broad range of issues including shareholder oppression, trusts and estates, antitrust, securities, breach of fiduciary duties, ERISA, and contract law.

Representative experiences include:
 
  • Numerous matters involving shareholder, partnership, and LLC member disputes. These matters were largely based on shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and contract claims. Ryan's experience ranges from settling these types of disputes within days of being hired to obtaining judgment after a hearing on the merits.
  • Numerous matters involving trust and estate litigation, including trust contests, fiduciary duty disputes, and elder abuse claims. Ryan's trust and estate litigation experience includes multiple successful bench trials.
  • Helped clients successfully navigate antitrust litigation in both state and federal courts and frequently advises clients about antitrust law issues.
  • Relied on the Oregon Securities Law to help approximately 10 clients recover the bulk of their retirement assets that were stolen by a broker-dealer.
  • Represented a group of companies and their owner in multi-jurisdiction litigation spanning numerous areas of law including environmental, contract, and fiduciary duties.
  • Successfully represented approximately 15 companies and a former owner of numerous auto dealerships in an ERISA withdrawal liability action.

Ryan is the Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Ryan is a member of the Forest Park Conservancy's Board, sits on the organization's Executive Committee, and is the Board's Vice-Chair. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon State Parks Foundation, sits on the organization's Executive Committee, and is the Board's Vice-Chair.

Super Lawyers identified Ryan as an Oregon "Rising Star" in its 2010, 2011 and 2014 publications.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he served as an articles editor and a member of the Managing Board of the Arizona Law Review. Ryan graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Prior to entering law school, Ryan worked as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate, Ryan was selected to the GTE Academic All-America First Team for his accomplishments both on and off the soccer field.
Ryan is a litigation attorney who represents individuals and companies of all sizes. Ryan's experience includes handling numerous cases in both federal and state courts involving a broad range of issues including shareholder oppression, trusts and estates, antitrust, securities, breach of fiduciary duties, ERISA, and contract law.

Representative experiences include:
 
  • Numerous matters involving shareholder, partnership, and LLC member disputes. These matters were largely based on shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and contract claims. Ryan's experience ranges from settling these types of disputes within days of being hired to obtaining judgment after a hearing on the merits.
  • Numerous matters involving trust and estate litigation, including trust contests, fiduciary duty disputes, and elder abuse claims. Ryan's trust and estate litigation experience includes multiple successful bench trials.
  • Helped clients successfully navigate antitrust litigation in both state and federal courts and frequently advises clients about antitrust law issues.
  • Relied on the Oregon Securities Law to help approximately 10 clients recover the bulk of their retirement assets that were stolen by a broker-dealer.
  • Represented a group of companies and their owner in multi-jurisdiction litigation spanning numerous areas of law including environmental, contract, and fiduciary duties.
  • Successfully represented approximately 15 companies and a former owner of numerous auto dealerships in an ERISA withdrawal liability action.

Ryan is the Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Ryan is a member of the Forest Park Conservancy's Board, sits on the organization's Executive Committee, and is the Board's Vice-Chair. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon State Parks Foundation, sits on the organization's Executive Committee, and is the Board's Vice-Chair.

Super Lawyers identified Ryan as an Oregon "Rising Star" in its 2010, 2011 and 2014 publications.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he served as an articles editor and a member of the Managing Board of the Arizona Law Review. Ryan graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Prior to entering law school, Ryan worked as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate, Ryan was selected to the GTE Academic All-America First Team for his accomplishments both on and off the soccer field.

Forest Park Conservancy

Ryan donates his time, energy and professional expertise to the Forest Park Conservancy, the organization which supports responsible stewardship of Portland's much-admired Forest Park through trail maintenance, habitat restoration, education and advocacy. One of the country's largest urban forest reserves, Forest Park includes 5,157 acres of land that have been preserved for more than 60 years by Oregonians.

An avid hiker and runner, Ryan is Vice-Chair of the Conservancy's Board of Directors and spends time every week enjoying the Wildwood Trail. Along with his wife and oldest son, Ryan participated in the 2011 Forest Park Conservancy All Trails Challenge, walking approximately 80 miles of trails while raising awareness and funds for the Conservancy.
 

Oregon State Parks Foundation

Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth played a key role in the 1995 establishment of the Oregon State Parks Foundation (formerly the Oregon State Parks Trust), which raises funds and builds partnerships to restore and create new facilities and sites in the Oregon state park system. Ryan is the organization's Board's Vice-Chair, and he is the fifth Tonkon Torp attorney who has served on this organization's Board of Trustees.
 

Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section

Ryan is the Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. The Section provides bar members interested in competition law and trade regulation with opportunities to develop and improve related skills. The Section hosts CLEs, monitors legislation, and keeps members apprised of recent developments in the law.
 

Personal Interests

Ryan has enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and climbing in national parks in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Chile. Closer to home, Ryan enjoys hiking and running on the Wildwood Trail, especially with his wife and sons.