Ava's practice includes Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations, debtor-creditor law, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ava worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of Salans, a Paris-based law firm, and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague where she worked on the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević.
Her international studies include attending Howard University School of Law in Cape Town, South Africa, where she participated in the Comparative and International Law Program. She also studied in France while an undergraduate at Hamilton College.
Featured Representative Matters
Helicopter Transport Services, Inc.
In re Bay Club Partners-472, LLC
In re C & K Market, Inc.
In re Don J. Simplot
In re Fountain Village Development
In re General Auto Building, LLC
In re Granada Lakes LLC
In re Town & Country Center, LLC
Representation of Accountant
Representation of Shopping Center Developer
Tonkon Torp Leads Oregon Grocery Chain Out of Bankruptcy
In one of the quickest and most successful conclusions of a grocery chain bankruptcy proceeding, Tonkon Torp secured court approval of a reorganization plan for C&K Market, Inc., to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy just seven months after filing. Find details and more featured cases here.
Community Involvement & Activities
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
President, Board of Directors
Business for Culture and the Arts
Art of Leadership Program 2008
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Oregon Women Lawyers
2020 List for Best Lawyers in America® Includes 48 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 NW Bankruptcy Institute
Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting
Tonkon Torp Hosts Classroom to Courtroom Lunch
Tonkon Torp Sponsors The Flick at Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Ava Schoen Elected Board President of Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Third Rail Repertory Electric Production
Tonkon Torp Hosts Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Third Rail Repertory Theatre Production
Publications & Presentations
"Newest Opinion May Pave Way for Cannabis Industry Bankruptcy Protection," Portland Business Journal, September 2019
"The Great Bankruptcy Debates," Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, October 2017
"After Becoming a Bankruptcy Creditor, Stay Engaged in the Process," Daily Journal of Commerce, July 11, 2013
Reprinted in NACM Oregon's Business Credit Journal, Sept-Oct. 2013