Ron Greenman Receives 2019 James B. Castles Leadership Award
PORTLAND, Ore. (December 19, 2019) Tonkon Torp partner Ron Greenman has received the 2019 James B. Castles Leadership Award from the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section.
The award, presented on November 7, was established in 1998 to recognize outstanding business lawyers who have made significant contributions to the public. Greenman is the third Tonkon Torp partner to receive the award. In 2000, it was awarded to the late Brian Booth, and in 2015 it was presented to Ken Stephens.
“Throughout his career, Ron has practiced law with the highest level of integrity and his service to the legal profession and the community in Portland and beyond has been steady and meaningful,” said Darcy Norville, Tonkon Torp Managing Partner. “We are very proud that our peers in the Oregon Bar agree that Ron is a worthy recipient of this award.”
Greenman was one of Tonkon Torp’s first attorneys when he joined the firm in 1978. His practice emphasizes securities, finance, corporate acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, and counseling companies through the stages of growth. Greenman works with national and international corporations as well as family-owned operations of all sizes. He has represented such notable Oregon businesses as Franz Bakery, Columbia Distributing, Key Technology, and Endeavour Capital.
In 1991, Greenman helped found the Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice. He remains an active board member for the organization, which works to improve the well-being of Oregonians by supporting access to civil legal services. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Law Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Pacific University, and the Board of Directors for the Tri-County Youth Services Consortium.
Greenman received his law degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the law school’s Business Law Advisory Council, and has established an endowment that will support business law curriculum at the law school.
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