Tonkon Torp tax partner Mark LeRoux was honored at a recent New Tax Lawyers Committee (NTLC) event with the 2023 Mentor of the Year award. Members of the NTLC, a subcommittee of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section, are tax lawyers in their first 10 years of practice.
Tonkon Torp tax associate Kate Roth nominated LeRoux for the award and was very pleased by his deserving win. “Mark is a great mentor for many reasons. He is demanding but patient, assertive but calm. He has provided me room to rise to the occasion, and helps me grow from my mistakes,” commented Roth. “He is willing to talk through complicated areas with me in a manner that demonstrates his desire to see me succeed. He challenges my assumptions and pushes me to find the logical answer when there is no bright-line rule. Most importantly, Mark treats me as a colleague.”
A partner at Tonkon Torp since 1990, Mark’s practice emphasizes federal, state, and local taxation and the relationship and impact those areas of taxation have on both business transactions and personal investments. He also engages in a general business practice, with a particular emphasis on partnerships and limited liability companies. Additionally, Mark represents clients in tax controversies before the Tax Court, IRS, and similar state and local courts and agencies.