Before his retirement in 2018, George represented individuals and businesses on a wide range of issues in their personal, commercial, and corporate activities.
Managing and participating in significant purchases and sales of businesses.
Reorganizing (for purposes of continuing in operation as a tax exempt organization) one of Oregon's historical cemeteries.
Families & Businesses
Counselor to families and their businesses in a variety of matters, including operations decision-making, formalizing corporate governance, management and ownership succession and business acquisitions, and dispositions.
Counseling family foundations and other non-profits in the conduct of their charitable activities.
Actively involved in hostile tender offer and proxy matters seeking control for utility, bioclinical, and financial business clients.
Special Counsel to the Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees. This matter involved investigation and issuance of a report to the Board and the Oregon Attorney General concerning the College's failed loan.
When the President of Lewis & Clark College made an unauthorized $10.5 million loan to an oil company that eventually defaulted on the loan, Tonkon Torp was asked to investigate.
Stimson Lumber Company shifted its strategic focus to the inland Northwest with its initial expansion into Montana in 1993, drawing on longtime counsel Tonkon Torp’s expertise to handle the deal. Since then, Stimson has been adding to its inland operations in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Community Involvement & Activities
Oregon Symphony Foundation
Past Board Member and Secretary
Past Pro Bono Legal Services
Multnomah Athletic Club
Past President and Board Member
Multnomah Athletic Foundation
Founder and Director Emeritus
The ESCO Foundation
Past Board Member and Secretary
The Stimson-Miller Foundation
University of Oregon Foundation
Multnomah Bar Association
Fifty-one Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 41 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Nearly all attorneys have been named to the list in past years, and have been recognized for more than five years
Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. Nearly all attorneys have been named to the list in past years, and have been recognized for more than five years. Five attorneys are newly named to the 2018 list: Ryan M. Bledsoe, Michael W. Fletcher, Colin M. Geiger, Jackson Lewis, and Alan C. Perkins.
Forty-four Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 38 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Each attorney has been named to the list in past years, and nearly all have been recognized for more than five years.
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment to the Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC) in support of their 125th anniversary agenda. Formed in 1891, MAC is a private, not-for-profit athletic and social club in southwest Portland.
Forty-five Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of years.
Publications & Presentations
Oregon Law Review
Lewis & Clark College Report