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Tonkon Torp Continues Long Commitment to Portland Art Museum

April 11, 2011

When Tonkon Torp real estate attorney Joseph Voboril accepted a position on the current board of directors of the Portland Art Museum, he was no stranger to the organization. Voboril had already volunteered hundreds of hours of his time and legal expertise, serving four previous terms on the museum's board from 1993 to 2006.

During most of that tenure, he chaired the board's Building Oversight Committee, helping to guide the museum on three major facility projects: the updating and climate control of the Belluschi Building; renovation of the Hoffman wing and construction of Whitsell Auditorium and the sculpture garden; and renovation of the Mark Building, formerly the Masonic Temple. Voboril's professional expertise was a perfect fit for the board, since his day job is working with clients on land use approvals, architect services agreements and construction contracts for large commercial projects. After a four-year hiatus from the board, he was ready for more.

Support of the museum goes beyond Voboril's personal commitment. Tonkon Torp is one of the sponsors of the upcoming Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition that will be displayed June 11 through September 11, 2011.

"The Portland Art Museum is one of the city's jewels and we are pleased to be involved with the organization and to help bring the exhibit to the public," said Voboril.

Voboril's practice focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions and land use. In a career that spans more than 30 years, he has been recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America® and listed in the Chambers USA directory since its inaugural edition in 2003. He also serves on the board of the Portland Japanese Garden, where he was just elected Secretary.