Charles E. Harrell

Charles E. Harrell

Of Counsel




Services & Industries


J.D.,Lewis & Clark Law School
Certificate in Small & Emerging Business Law

B.A., Business & Economics, George Fox University

Bar & Court Admissions

Oregon State Bar

Washington State Bar

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Charlie is an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Business Department, with a practice focused on general corporate governance, business transactions, and real estate. He also has significant experience advising businesses on commercial contract, regulatory, finance, intellectual property, and entrepreneurial matters. He represents clients of all sizes and at all stages of the business life cycle, from startup to financing to sale – often in the role of general outside counsel. 

Charlie is a results-driven lawyer with an exceptional track record. His prior experience as in-house legal counsel provides him with a unique legal and business operations perspective that appeals to corporate clients and allows him to bring a holistic business perspective to his practice. Clients value Charlie for his approachable and relatable manner and no-nonsense advice.

Charlie manages client legal affairs at the national and international level, negotiating and managing complex transactional and corporate contracts, and working with clients to implement foundational regulatory compliance frameworks. His industry experience is vast, including representing businesses in the renewable energy, data center development and infrastructure, athletic and outdoor wear, manufacturing, food and beverage, real estate development, wine and alcohol, and cannabis sectors.

Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Charlie’s experience included working as in house counsel for Copia Power and Form Factory, Inc., as well as managing a solo practice for nine years.

Charlie is married with two teenage children. Charlie and his wife enjoy golfing, the Portland food scene, and travel. Charlie also regularly attends classes at his wife’s Pilates studio.

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Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association


AV® Preeminent™ Rated Attorney

Marquis Who’s Who


Attorney Intel

Top 25 Attorneys in Oregon 2024

Tonkon Torp Welcomes Charles Harrell to Business Department

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to welcome Of Counsel attorney Charles Harrell to its Business Department. Harrell is a veteran attorney with over 22 years’ experience, including tenures as in-house counsel for such companies as Copia Power and Form Factory, Inc, and nine years managing a solo practice.

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