Darcy is the managing partner of Tonkon Torp LLP where she has practiced business law since 1998. Darcy's practice focuses on general business and corporate law.
She works with clients in the insurance and financial services industry on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, privacy laws, contract drafting and general corporate matters. She also advises private investment funds regarding investment of assets held by employee benefit plans.
Darcy's practice also emphasizes executive compensation, ERISA, and employee benefits counsel. Darcy has extensive experience in a wide range of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She regularly designs and drafts incentive compensation plans, equity-based compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and executive agreements. She provides ongoing legal advice and counsel about the establishment, maintenance, administration and termination of clients' employee benefit plans.
Among the issues she regularly addresses are concerns and strategies involving tax qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, equity based plans, health and welfare plans, and fringe benefit plans.
Darcy advises investment advisors who work with employee benefit plan clients regarding ERISA compliance in a complex and changing regulatory environment.
When compensation and benefits matters are triggered during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other major business transactions, Darcy guides clients in protecting their interests and ensuring the integrity of transactions.
As co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department, Paul has a wide-ranging trial practice representing both individuals and businesses in contract and investment disputes, government investigations and environmental matters.
Paul's recent and ongoing litigation matters include:
Paul also serves on the firm's Managing Board.
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Paul was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan P. Graber at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable R. William Riggs at the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals.
Sherrill is chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and a member of Tonkon Torp's managing board. She counsels clients on buying and selling businesses and structuring complex joint ventures. Sherrill also co-chairs the firm's Information Privacy & Security practice group, assisting clients in their compliance with state and federal information privacy and security laws and regulations, including breach notification laws. She is also a member of our firm's Corporate Finance practice group and advises clients on bank financings, private placements, and public offerings. Sherrill also represents public companies and advises them on securities compliance and corporate governance matters and follow-on offerings.
Sherrill’s clients value her ability to provide quality legal counsel with practical business advice and creative solutions and her ability to make "legalese" easy to understand. Sherrill especially enjoys working with women-owned or operated businesses.
Her recent representative transactions include:
Kurt's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He is a member of the firm's Managing Board.
Kurt has extensive experience representing companies, underwriters, borrowers, lenders, investors, private investment firms, private equity firms and venture capitalists in public offerings, commercial loans and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies, their divisions and their strategic assets. Kurt represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, software development (including SaaS), private equity, venture capital, investment banking, investment advisors and forest products.
Kurt began his law career with the firm in 1986 and was a partner in 1996 when he left to join a publicly held manufacturing client as Vice President and General Counsel. Subsequently he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee at a publicly held software company. Kurt rejoined Tonkon Torp in 2000.
Kurt is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Washington.