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 as Board President of Jewish Family & Child Service, a social services agency that offers counseling, emergency aid and other safety net services to the Portland community.
Tonkon Torp Helps Oregon Invest in Oregon
Underneath Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services banner, a specialized Investment Management Practice represents institutional, governmental, and individual investors to advise on investments in funds such as hedge funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, and private equity funds. For instance, in recent years, the State of Oregon has turned to Tonkon Torp’s expertise to provide legal counsel in connection with its investments. Business attorneys David Forman and Owen Blank, and tax attorney Gwen Griffith each hold an appointment as Special Assistant Attorney General for the state.
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.
City Center Parking Acquired by Canada-based Impark
Represented the General Partner in the sale of Portland's largest local parking management and services company to an international firm. The company operated approximately 200 lots, mostly in the core of the City. Transaction also included contractual arrangements for 28 lots owned by affiliates of the company's owners.
Multi-discipline team delivers results in Critical Path Software sale to eBay
An interdisciplinary team of Tonkon Torp lawyers helped our client, Portland-based Critical Path Software, strike an optimal deal for acquisition by eBay.
Community Involvement & Activities
Cedar Sinai Park
Multnomah Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
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
Denton and Millender Discuss Equity Compensation for LLCs and Partnerships
Michael Millender Explains Nexus for Tax Professionals
Lawyers Discuss Business Entity Choices at Bend Event
Tonkon Torp Hosts JFCS Reception
Millender Joins Board of New “Portland Made” Association
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Family & Child Services
Millender Discusses Recent Developments in the Taxation of Internet Commerce
LeRoux & Millender Address Tax Law Developments and Implications
Lawyers Discuss Tax Planning for Family Held Businesses
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Tapped for "Best of CLE" Conference Presenters
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Discuss State Taxation Issues for Online Businesses
Publications & Presentations
"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
"Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses," Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School, March 2013
"Issuing Equity to Employees," Daily Journal of Commerce, May 2012
"Representing Family and Closely Held Businesses," Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School, March 2012
"Scaled-back BETC is Fading into the Sunset," Daily Journal of Commerce, December 2010