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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Local Nonprofit Boards

October 13, 2010
Corporate attorney Thomas P. Palmer, of Tonkon Torp, has been elected to the board of directors of Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), a nonprofit organization that connects business and the arts to strengthen Oregon's culture and economy. He will serve a three-year term.  Palmer's practice focuses on securities and general corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions. He previously served on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon chapter, and is past chair of the board of the Portland Committee on Foreign Relations.

Litigator Steven M. Wilker has been appointed to the board of Metropolitan Family Service, a nonprofit agency dedicated to building stronger communities by providing services, connecting people with resources, and offering volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland area. In his law practice, Wilker counsels clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, media communications and technology, energy, corporate governance, real estate and finance issues. He represents clients in local, regional and national matters. Wilker serves on the boards of directors and executive committees of the ACLU of Oregon and ACLU Foundation of Oregon.  He is also a member and past chair of the Oregon State Bar's Bar-Press-Broadcasters Council.

Jackson Lewis has been elected to the board of the Oregon Historical Society, which since 1898 has safeguarded and presented the state's history through its museum, research library, traveling exhibits and school programs. Part of Tonkon Torp's Estate Planning practice group, Lewis advises high-net worth clients on estate planning, estate administration and probate litigation. His practice includes counseling closely-held businesses on estate and succession planning and advising private foundations and public charities. Lewis also serves on the board of the Broadway Rose Theater Company and volunteers at the Southeast Portland Legal Clinic.