Ava's practice focuses on Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations and debtor-creditor law, as well as commercial litigation.
Ava has provided services to clients in industries including real estate, retail, manufacturing, farming, and technology. She has experience representing Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession as well as creditors. She takes great pleasure in getting to know her clients and their companies as she helps them works towards their goals.
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.
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-Led Sale of NORPAC Foods, Inc. Named Global 2020 M&A Deal of the Year
The Tonkon Torp-led sale of NORPAC Foods, Inc. has been named an M&A Deal of the Year ($100MM-$250MM) in the 19th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, which selects the finest deals and professionals within the global M&A and Turnaround industry annually.
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
Oregon State Bar
Member, Debtor-Creditor Section Executive Committee
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
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Share Expertise at OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting
Best Lawyers in America® Includes 53 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2022 List
Tonkon Torp-Led NORPAC Foods Deal Named One of 2020’s Most Captivating
Tim Conway and Ava Schoen Discuss Bankruptcy During COVID-19
Best Lawyers in America® Includes 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2021 List
Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Appointed to OSB Section Executive Committees
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
The CARES Act Provides Small Businesses Additional Bankruptcy Relief
Newest Opinion May Pave Way for Cannabis Industry Bankruptcy Protection
Publications & Presentations
"Class Claims in Chapter 11: Are They Allowed and How Do You Get Them?" Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, October 2021
"What You Should Know About Business Bankruptcy in the Time of COVID-19," Current Developments in Business Law Seminar, Oregon State Bar, November 2020
"The CARES Act Provides Small Businesses Additional Bankruptcy Relief," Tonkon Torp Legal Update, April 2020
"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