Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Portland Lawyer of the Year Honor

Four Tonkon Torp partners have been named Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties by Best Lawyers in America 2021. In each community, only one lawyer per specialty is honored as Lawyer of the Year by the peer-review survey.

The attorneys recognized in the list for their practice areas are:

  • Paul Cosgrove – Government Relations Practice
  • Justin Denton – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Max M. Miller, Jr. – Environmental Law
  • Thomas Palmer – Corporate Governance Law

“We are proud that the partners recognized on this list have been chosen by our peers in Portland for excellence in their respective fields,” said Kurt Ruttum, Managing Partner. “Paul, Justin, Max, and Tom are all well-respected leaders and mentors within Tonkon Torp and in Portland’s legal community. We are pleased to have them represent our firm."

Paul Cosgrove specializes in representing national and state trade associations and Fortune 500 companies before the Oregon Legislature, administrative agencies, and local governments.

Justin Denton’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, and other complex transactions.

Max Miller is a founding member of the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. His experience includes both transactional counsel and litigation representation.

Tom Palmer specializes in securities and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. General corporate counseling is an important part of his practice.

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