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Tonkon Torp earns high rankings in just-released U.S. News Best Law Firms Listing

September 24, 2010

Tonkon Torp's focus on and reputation for handling complex business matters was clearly evident in its rankings in the inaugural edition of the U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication released this week.


Following on the heels of handling the successful conclusion of one of Oregon's largest and most complex bankruptcy cases, Sunwest Management, the Tonkon Torp bankruptcy practice was ranked tier 1 locally and tier 2 nationally on the Best Law Firms list.  The firm also ranked tier 1 locally and tier 3 nationally for corporate law, securities & capital markets law, and tax law.   


The rankings are based on surveys of thousands of law firm clients, managers, partners, associates, marketing and recruiting officers.  They include almost 9,000 law firms and 81 practice areas.  Firms are graded by tier nationally and by city.  Full results are available online at .


Portland-based Tonkon Torp, with 84 lawyers, was recognized in 17 practice areas:


National Rankings

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law (Tier 2)

Corporate Law (Tier 3)

Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 3)

Tax Law (Tier 3)


Portland Rankings

Administrative/Regulatory Law (Tier 1)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)

Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law (Tier 1)

Corporate Law (Tier 1)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 1)

Energy Law (Tier 1)

Environmental Law (Tier 2)

General Commercial Litigation (Tier 2)

Government Relations Practice (Tier 2)

Immigration Law (Tier 1)

Intellectual Property Law (Tier 3)

Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 2)

Real Estate Law (Tier 1)

Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)

Tax Law (Tier 1)

Trusts and Estates (Tier 3)