U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers has released its 2012-2013 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and has awarded Portland's Tonkon Torp LLP national ranking for six practice areas and Portland metropolitan area ranking for 38 of its practice areas. Earning a Tier 2 national ranking are the firm's Corporate Law and Immigration Law practices.
Jeffrey Cronn leads the firm's Business Department, which provides comprehensive business counsel to Northwest companies of all sizes, from large, publicly traded corporations to closely-held family businesses. The Immigration Practice Group, led by Turid Owren, works with some of the region's largest manufacturing, healthcare and technology organizations to help them successfully hire and retain foreign workers for U.S. assignments.
Tonkon Torp again earned a Tier 3 national ranking for its Securities/Capital Markets Law and Tax Law practices, and also garnered Tier 3 national rankings for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement.
In the metropolitan Portland market, the firm was acknowledged in 38 practice areas:
Portland Tier 1 Rankings
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Employment Law – Management
Financial Services Regulation Law
Government Relations Practice
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Portland Tier 2 Rankings
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Portland Tier 3 Ranking
Labor Law – Management
"Best Law Firms" rankings are based on thousands of peer reviews, client assessments and other data. According to U.S. News, high ranking is based on a combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The entire list of 2012-2013 U.S. News rankings is posted at U.S. News – Best Lawyers.