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Retired Attorneys

  • Terry W. Baker Retired Partner/Inactive
    One of Tonkon Torp’s founding partners, Terry’s practice included litigation for product liability, eminent domain, and contract cases. Terry received the Heisman Trophy in 1962.
    503.802.2019 terry.baker@tonkon.com
  • Eric Beach Retired Partner/Inactive

    Eric was a member of our Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurial Services, and Information Privacy & Security groups. His practice focused on advising clients on the value and business impacts of intellectual property, creating and negotiating technology and software licenses, and protecting clients’ trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret rights through litigation in both federal and state court.

    503.802.2182 eric.beach@tonkon.com
  • Bruce Berning Retired Partner/Inactive

    Bruce had over 30 years of broad business and corporate law experience, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, and contracts.

  • Paul Cosgrove Retired

    Paul Cosgrove retired with more than 30 years of experience in government relations and business law.

  • Morris J. Galen Retired Partner/Inactive

    A Tonkon Torp founding partner, Morris had a long-running legal practice focused on counseling closely held businesses in their wide ranging legal and financial problems.

  • Corbett Gordon Retired/Inactive

    Corbett joined the Labor & Employment group at Tonkon Torp in 2013 after 11 years as a founder and senior counsel in the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips.

  • Jeffrey Keeney Retired Partner/Inactive

    Jeff’s real estate practice included acquisitions and sales, financing, commercial leasing, and land use permitting. He represented local, regional, and national property owners and developers in a wide range of transactional matters and assisted clients in land use proceedings before local governments.

    503.802.2025 jeff.keeney@tonkon.com
  • Albert N. Kennedy Deceased Partner

    Al Kennedy passed away in December 2022. Through his four decades at Tonkon Torp, his positive impact on the firm and his clients was profound. Al was an exceptional lawyer, partner, mentor, and friend. 

    Read more about Al’s career and impact at Tonkon Torp here.


    Al’s practice focused on complex corporate reorganizations and restructuring. He had expertise in all areas of commercial, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law. He represented creditors (including a variety of financial institutions) and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, commercial litigation, and real estate foreclosures before both federal and state courts. He also had extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of out-of-court workouts and commercial loan transactions.

    Al joined Tonkon Torp in 1984, becoming a partner in 1986.

  • Barbee Lyon Retired Partner/Inactive

    Barbee was an appellate lawyer for over 30 years. Prior to his retirement, he earned an outstanding reputation and record in Oregon, prosecuting or defending appeals involving antitrust law, patents, federal energy regulation, corporate law, contracts, and many other subjects.

  • William (Rick) F. Martson Jr. Retired Partner/Inactive

    Rick’s practice covered securities, shareholders rights, defense of accountants, environmental, and natural resources litigation. He tried over 200 cases and 75 injunctive proceedings.

  • Janet Neuman Retired Senior Counsel

    Jan retired in 2023 as Senior Counsel with Tonkon Torp’s Water Law and Environmental & Natural Resources practice groups. She represented clients in a variety of water and natural-resource-related matters, including obtaining, transferring, and protecting water rights for both groundwater and surface water. Jan is considered one of the foremost water law specialists in Oregon and is nationally recognized as a water law scholar.

  • Darcy Norville Retired Partner

    During her impressive tenure at Tonkon Torp, Darcy was the first female attorney to serve as firm Managing Partner, during which time she helped kick-start and modernize the firm’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion efforts, launched a successful firm-wide rebrand, and developed a vital new strategic plan to guide the firm’s future development. Darcy’s practice focused on general business and corporate law. She worked with clients in the insurance and financial services industry on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, privacy laws, contract drafting, and general corporate matters. Darcy’s practice also emphasized executive compensation, ERISA, and employee benefits counsel.

  • Ingolf Noto Retired Partner/Inactive

    Ingolf became a partner with the firm in 1985. His practice emphasized federal, state, and international taxation.

    503.802.2113 ingolf.noto@tonkon.com
  • Ned Perry Retired Partner/Inactive

    Ned joined the firm in 1984 and was a partner from 1991 until retiring at the end of 2019. His litigation practice emphasized complex real property, contract, and construction disputes.

  • Scott Seidman Retired Partner/Inactive

    Scott handled business disputes for clients at trial and on appeal for over three decades. His areas of expertise included antitrust, labor and employment, energy, and tax law disputes.

  • George C. Spencer Retired Partner/Inactive

    Before his retirement in 2018, George represented individuals and businesses on a wide range of issues in their personal, commercial, and corporate activities.