Michael also assists clients in forming business entities, buying and selling businesses, corporate reorganizations, and drafting and negotiating contracts.
Before joining Tonkon Torp, Michael completed a two-year judicial clerkship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Michael serves on the Board of Cedar Sinai Park, and he previously served for four years as Board President of Jewish Family & Child Service.
Tonkon Torp Pilots Smooth Landing in Columbia Helicopters Sale
Tonkon Torp led one of Oregon's most notable M&A deals of 2019 for its client, Columbia Helicopters. Founded in 1957, Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (CHI) is one of Oregon's most recognizable brands.
Tonkon Torp Guides Pacific Foods through Oregon’s Largest Acquisition of 2017
Tonkon Torp led Oregon's largest M&A transaction in 2017, the $700 million acquisition of Tualatin-based Pacific Foods of Oregon LLC by Campbell Investment Company. Pacific Foods is an iconic, nationally distributed organic food brand founded in 1987.
Tonkon Torp Brings Attorney Power to Renewable Energy Transaction
Tonkon Torp client Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) is the North American subsidiary of one of the largest corporations in the world, the Italian electricity company Enel S.p.A. Here's how we helped EGPNA in a renewable energy acquisition.
Tonkon Represents Opus Agency in Equity Investment Transaction
Tonkon Torp’s Mergers & Acquisition practice group represented client Opus Agency in a significant equity transaction with private equity firm Fan Creek Capital, providing substantial additional growth capital to Opus. Opus, a global corporate events and experiential marketing agency headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, serves Fortune 1000 clients such as Salesforce, Amazon, Intel and Alaska Airlines.
Tonkon Torp Represents Vestas in Acquisition of UpWind Solutions
Tonkon Torp represented its client Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines, in the acquisition of UpWind Solutions, Inc., an independent service provider for wind power plants in nine US states. The $60 million acquisition furthers Vestas's strategic objectives for its North America service business.
Community Involvement & Activities
Cedar Sinai Park
Multnomah Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
Tonkon Torp Congratulates Cleveland High School Constitutional Law Team
Rachel Atchison and Michael Millender Review Opportunity Zones for OSB Securities Regulation Section
Tonkon Torp Hosts Program on Tax Reform Implications for Real Estate
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Family & Child Service Fundraising Luncheon
Michael Millender Reviews Incentive Compensation at January Tonkon Talk
Michael Millender Leads Roundtable on Contract Management Systems
Michael Millender Named Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp Business Department
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Family & Child Service Fundraiser
Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender Cover Tax Planning at OLI
Michael Millender Addresses Oregon’s New Income Tax Rates for Business Owners
Four Points to Keep in Mind About the New July 15 Tax Deadline
Treasury Relaxes Tax Payment Deadline
JOBS Act Directs SEC to Lift Ban on General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings
SEC Adopts Final Rules on Performance-Based Fees
Final ERISA Service Provider Fee Disclosure Rules Go Into Effect July 1, 2012
Washington Tax Nexus: Can You Afford to "Sleep Like a Baby?"
SEC Overhauls Form ADV Part 1A to Conform to New Dodd-Frank Requirements
SEC Extends Deadlines for Compliance with New Investment Adviser Registration Regime under Dodd-Frank
New ERISA Participant-Directed Plan Disclosure Rules
Get Ready Now to Comply with ERISA Service Provider Fee Disclosure Rules
Publications & Presentations
“Four Points to Keep in Mind About the New July 15 Tax Deadline,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, March 2020
"Treasury Relaxes Tax Payment Deadline," Tonkon Torp Legal Update, March 2020
"Opportunity Zone Investments," Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, October 2019
"Incentive Compensation," January 2017
"Designing and Implementing Enterprise Contract Management Systems," Association of Corporate Counsel – Oregon Chapter, June 2016
"Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses," Representing Family and Closely Held Businesses, Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark College, April 2015
"New Year, New Rate: Understanding Oregon's New Income Tax Rates for (Some) Business Owners," Portland Tax Forum, January 2015
"What's Nexus?" Multi-State Business Tax for Pacific Northwest Practitioners, National Business Institute, October 2014
"Time to Rethink Your Choice of Entity in Oregon?" OSB Business Law Section, September 2014
"Taxation of Internet Commerce: What You Need to Know," Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School, June 2013
"A Dash of SALT: Planning Opportunities and Recent Developments," Oregon State Bar Taxation Section, March 2013