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Tonkon Torp's Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2006

August 26, 2005

Portland, Oregon - Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen of its partners have been selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2006. This represents , an increase of nine percent since the 2005 publication. Nine of the sixteen partners have been included in the Best Lawyers for the last ten consecutive years.

"Tonkon Torp is proud to be recognized by our legal peers as home to some of the most talented lawyers in the United States," said Robert E. Hirshon, Tonkon Torp's CEO. "This selection reflects the trust of our legal community in our expertise, as well as Tonkon Torp's commitment to legal excellence."

Best Lawyers recognized the following Tonkon Torp partners:

Bruce G. Berning
Banking Law

Brian G. Booth (10)
Corporate Law

Ronald L. Greenman (10)
Corporate Law

Carol Dey Hibbs (10)
Banking Law

Albert N. Kennedy (10)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-
Debtor Rights Law

Victor J. Kisch
Labor and Employment Law

Mark F. LeRoux
Tax Law

William F. Martson, Jr.
Commercial Litigation

Michael M. Morgan (10)
Energy Law

Ingolf Noto
Tax Law

Turid L. Owren
Immigration Law

John H. Rosenfeld (10)
Trust and Estates

Daniel H. Skerritt
Commercial Litigation

George C. Spencer (10)
Corporate Law

Kenneth D. Stephens (10)
Banking Law
Corporate Law

Joseph S. Voboril (10)
Real Estate Law

About The Best Lawyers in America®
The Best Lawyers in America, a twenty-year-old nationally trusted legal directory, released its 2006 rankings after processing more than 1.5 million individual evaluations. The lawyers included in its publication were chosen solely on a vote of their peers. Listings cannot be bought, and no purchase is required to be included. To learn more about Best Lawyers, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

About the firm
Tonkon Torp is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout the Northwest. For more information, please visit www.tonkon.com.

Contacts:
Robert E. Hirshon
Chief Executive Officer
503.802.2115
bobh@tonkon.com

Bree Metherall
Manager of Business Development
503.802.2126
breem@tonkon.com