Shouka D. Rezvani

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

PHONE: 503.802.2047
EMAIL: shouka.rezvani@tonkon.com
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Shouka is a member of the firm's estate planning practice group. Her practice includes estate planning, through the drafting and implementation of trusts and wills, and administration of both probate and non-probate estates. She also specializes in the preparation of specialty trusts including life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, generation-skipping trusts, Crummey trusts, and title-holding trusts.
 
Shouka also counsels tax-exempt and non-profit organizations. She has assisted in the organization and operation of both operating and non-operating private foundations, as well as public charities and charter schools.

Shouka has experience working with educators, parents and other community groups to establish charter schools in the Portland area. Shouka has worked with clients to explain and meet Oregon and Portland charter school requirements, submit charter school applications, and develop and implement the pre and post-operational steps necessary for opening a charter school.
 
She has been named as a Best Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America® in the Nonprofit/Charities and Trusts & Estates practice areas since 2011. She also was the recipient of a Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2012.



Shouka is a member of the firm's estate planning practice group. Her practice includes estate planning, through the drafting and implementation of trusts and wills, and administration of both probate and non-probate estates. She also specializes in the preparation of specialty trusts including life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, generation-skipping trusts, Crummey trusts, and title-holding trusts.
 
Shouka also counsels tax-exempt and non-profit organizations. She has assisted in the organization and operation of both operating and non-operating private foundations, as well as public charities and charter schools.

Shouka has experience working with educators, parents and other community groups to establish charter schools in the Portland area. Shouka has worked with clients to explain and meet Oregon and Portland charter school requirements, submit charter school applications, and develop and implement the pre and post-operational steps necessary for opening a charter school.
 
She has been named as a Best Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America® in the Nonprofit/Charities and Trusts & Estates practice areas since 2011. She also was the recipient of a Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2012.



Marathon Scholars
Former Chair, Founding Partner and Trustee

The Oregon Community Foundation
Metropolitan Portland Leadership Council Member

Keller Foundation
Board Member

Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health Advisory Council
Former Council Member

Le Monde Immersion, operating as Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School
Board President

Young Audiences of Oregon
Former Board Member

Reed College Alumni Board
Former Board Member

Open Door Counseling Center
Former Board Member
Drawn to the global perspectives inherent in immersion education, Shouka  became involved with Portland’s only public French grade school, Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School, before it even opened. She joined the nonprofit's board in 2012 and provided pro bono legal support to help it draft governance documents, establish tax-exempt status, and obtain a charter contract with the Portland Public School District. A self-professed Francophile, Shouka is fulfilling her desire to create equitable access to exceptional educational opportunities in public education by working as Le Monde’s Executive Director.