Ned has practiced law with Tonkon Torp since 1984, and has been a partner since 1991. He has a commercial litigation practice, with emphasis on complex real property, contract, and construction disputes. He recently served a five-year term as chair of Tonkon Torp's Litigation Department.
Ned appears frequently in state and federal courts, handling both bench and jury trials, and also has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation.
Ned's clients include such major companies as Nike, for whom he obtained a federal jury verdict of $1 million in one complex breach of warranty case, and an arbitration award of $3.3 million in another.
In his leisure time, Ned enjoys relaxing with his wife and two daughters, working on their 1893 Victorian home and their Olympic Peninsula cabin, travel, volleyball, skiing, and hiking.
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Albina Head Start Turns on First Solar-Powered Building with Assist from Tonkon Torp
When Albina Head Start learned it was awarded a Blue Sky Fund grant to install a rooftop solar array on one of its buildings, it turned to its long-time pro bono legal partner, Tonkon Torp. The nonprofit organization knew that it would need legal guidance to ensure that it could meet the terms laid out in the grant’s detailed and binding Memo of Understanding.
Tonkon Torp Secures Favorable Ruling for the Heathman Hotel
Tonkon Torp was hired by the Heathman Hotel in 2015 with the goal of gaining a swift resolution to a dispute regarding McCormick & Schmick’s lease renewal terms. Find details and more featured cases here.
Tonkon Torp Stays the Course in the Mississippi Avenue Lofts Project
The process to acquire, complete and sell the Mississippi Avenue Lofts involved a broad range of legal transactions from Tonkon Torp, including a funding round, multi-party loan and purchasing agreements, litigation and a final sale. Find the details and more featured cases here.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Honored for Pro Bono Work
Edwin (Ned) C. Perry, chair of Tonkon Torp's Litigation Department, recently was honored by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce for his pro bono work with Human Solutions, Inc.
Giving Infants and Toddlers an Early Head Start
When Albina Head Start, Inc. received a significant grant award to expand the agency's services, its management called on Tonkon Torp to help address many legal and business issues.
Amberhill Wins Real Estate Financing Dispute
When friends encouraged our client to invest in an environmentally progressive mixed-use residential and retail development in the city of Fairview, east of Portland, no one anticipated any problems. But when the deal went sour, Amberhill turned to Tonkon Torp for help.
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