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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas

November 1, 2011

Tonkon Torp has long had a reputation for high caliber work as a business and complex commercial litigation firm. Today U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers released its 2011-2012 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and ranked Tonkon Torp nationally in five practice areas.

The firm's Immigration Practice earned a Tier 1 national ranking. Led by Turid Owren, the practice group works with some of the region's largest manufacturing, healthcare and technology organizations to help them successfully hire and retain foreign workers for U.S. assignments. The group also helps companies develop efficient organizational systems that facilitate the immigration process.

Tonkon Torp earned a Tier 2 national ranking for its Land Use and Zoning Law practice and Tier 3 rankings for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Tax Law.

Rankings are based on thousands of peer reviews, client assessments and other data. According to U.S. News, high ranking reflects a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The entire list of 2011-2012 U.S. News rankings is posted at

In addition to the national rankings, Tonkon Torp was acknowledged in 44 practice areas for metropolitan Portland:

Portland Tier 1 Rankings

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Government Relations Practice
Immigration Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Privacy & Date Security Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Timber Law
Water Law

Portland Tier 2 Rankings

Copyright Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Portland Tier 3 Ranking

Appellate Practice