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Tonkon Torp Lawyer to Speak at Go Green 2011 Sustainability Conference

September 27, 2011

Max M. Miller, Jr., Tonkon Torp environmental attorney, is among the expert panelists speaking at GoGreen Portland, a full-day conference on sustainability scheduled for October 4, 2011 at the Gerding Theater in Portland.


Miller and other business leaders will address the topic, "Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability: Strategies for Driving Change."  Miller has been instrumental in developing sustainability commitments and practices at his firm as well as encouraging others in the legal profession to adopt sustainability goals.  Last year Miller was honored with a Sustainable Leadership Award by the Sustainable Future Section of the Oregon State Bar for his effectiveness in moving the legal profession to embrace sustainability. 


Miller chairs Tonkon Torp's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group and the firm's internal Sustainability Committee, which he co-founded in 1999.  His law practice includes both transactional counsel and litigation representation related to environmental, natural resources and real property matters.  Miller has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America, for his expertise in environmental and natural resource law.  He serves on the editorial advisory board for Sustainability: Journal of Record.


Go Green is a one-day conference designed to educate, motivate and inspire business owners and leaders about sustainability matters.  It features presentations and panel discussions by experts in all aspects of sustainability.  Portland is one of four U.S. cities hosting the Go Green conference this year.