Gwendolyn Griffith is the new leader of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Tonkon Torp. Griffith's tax practice covers a wide range of matters including partnership and corporate taxation as well as estate planning. Her most recent book, Family Wealth Transition Planning (Wiley, 2009), is a guidebook for families and advisors addressing family business succession issues.
Griffith's 30-year career includes both practicing and teaching law. Before joining Tonkon Torp in 2008, she was a partner at Speer Hoyt PC in Eugene and was a Professor at Willamette University College of Law. She earned her law degree from Stanford University and holds a B.A. in economics from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.
Griffith also serves as Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, the state agency responsible for facilitating the issuance of tax exempt bonds for nonprofit organizations.
Tonkon Torp's Tax and Employee Benefits attorneys advise businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations on tax aspects of business structure, tax compliance and controversy, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and tax-qualified/nonqualified retirement plans.