Tonkon Torp Elects Four Attorneys to Partnership

PORTLAND, Ore. (December 10, 2020) Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Rachel Atchison, Eric Beach, Jeff Bradford, and Alex Tinker to the partnership, effective January 1, 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rachel, Eric, Jeff, and Alex to the partnership,” said Kurt Ruttum, Tonkon Torp Managing Partner. “Each of these attorneys first joined us as a summer associate during law school and they have spent their entire legal careers with the firm. We have so enjoyed helping them grow and watching them develop into skilled experts in their fields and leaders within the firm. They are diligent advocates for the firm’s values, providing trusted and responsive counsel to our clients.”

Rachel Atchison joined Tonkon Torp’s Business Department in 2013 and is a member of the Real Estate & Land Use and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. She focuses her practice on real estate and M&A transactions, negotiating and drafting various agreements, and corporate governance. Atchison is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School.

Eric Beach joined Tonkon Torp in 2010. As a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Data Privacy practice groups, he advises clients on intellectual property matters, creating and negotiating technology and software licenses, and protecting clients’ trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret rights through litigation in both federal and state court. Prior to entering law school at the University of Pennsylvania, Beach worked for 12 years as a software developer and architect.

Jeff Bradford joined Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department in 2013. He represents business clients in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and mediation. He works regularly with small, local businesses and national corporations, guiding them through disputes as well as advising them on preventative best practices. He also represents nonprofit clients in litigation and private dispute resolution. Bradford is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School.

Alex Tinker joined Tonkon Torp in 2014. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and chairs its Cannabis Industry Group. He represents individuals and companies on a variety of claims, including contract disputes, business owner disputes, and business torts. He has helped Tonkon clients win on motions to dismiss, on summary judgment, and at trial. Within the cannabis industry, he defends OLCC license violations and advises clients on industry-specific legal issues. Tinker graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School.

All four attorneys were included on the 2021 “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list in recognition of their professional excellence.

About Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses, and individuals throughout the Northwest. For more information, visit

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