Tonkon Torp Names David Petersen Co-Chair of Business Department

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 5, 2024) – Tonkon Torp LLP has appointed partner David Petersen as Co-Chair of its Business Department.

“David is a very smart lawyer, with a strategic and technical mind,” said Kurt Ruttum, Managing Partner. “His efficient work style, dedication to superb client service, and talent for organization will be a great benefit to the attorneys in our Business Department and the clients they serve. We are excited to see him taking on this vital role for the firm.”

Petersen will co-chair the Business Department with Jessica Morgan. Petersen is immediate past chair of Tonkon Torp’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. With a practice focused on land use and local government law, Petersen has helped bring a wide range of development projects to fruition, including large-scale residential developments, big-box retail stores, educational and office campuses, mixed-use developments and master planned communities, and other industrial and commercial facilities. He is the founder of, and a regular contributor to, Tonkon Torp’s Ear to the Ground blog.

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