Morris J. Galen

Morris J. Galen

Retired Partner

503.802.2002
morris.galen@tonkon.com

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Education

J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1950, Order of the Coif

B.S., University of Oregon, 1949, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
Oregon State Bar

A Tonkon Torp founding partner, Morris had a long-running legal practice focused on counseling closely held businesses in their wide ranging legal and financial problems.

Tonkon in the Driver’s Seat for Fast Dealership Purchase Ride

Auto dealership sales are generally straightforward affairs that frequently involve both business and real estate assets. In 2015, Tonkon Torp got involved in a purchase transaction that took a unique turn. Find details and more featured cases here.

Tonkon Torp Facilitates Hood River Distillers Acquisition

Tonkon Torp attorneys Morris Galen and David Forman represented Hood River Distillers in its recent acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based Clear Creek Distillery. Hood River Distillers is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler and marketer of distilled spirits.

Community Involvement & Activities

Reed College
1976-2009, Member, Board of Trustees
2009-Present, Trustee Emeritus


Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America

2008-2018, Real Estate Law

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University of Oregon School of Law

2015, Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award

Best Lawyers in America® Names 51 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2019 List

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

Best Lawyers in America® Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2018 List

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.

Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List

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 Sponsors UO Pioneer Awards

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the May 19 Pioneer Awards, put on by the University of Oregon at the Portland Art Museum.Ron Greenman organized Tonkon’s participation at the event, which honored long-time client and friend of the firm, Harry Glickman. Ron attended the dinner along with Morris Galen, James Hein,Jessica Morgan, and their guests.

Morris Galen Receives Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award

Morris Galen, a founding partner of Tonkon Torp, has been honored with the 2015 Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented by the University of Oregon School of Law. The award was presented at the Alumni Reunion Reception and Award Dinner in Eugene on Friday, September 25, 2015. The Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented by the Law School Alumni Association (LSAA) and is given to individuals who exemplify the highest quality and ethical standards of the school. The award recognizes personal and professional achievements and loyalty to Oregon Law.

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Supreme Court Allows Superfund Cleanup Cost Recovery

On June 11, 2007, in U.S. v Atlantic Research Corp., the United States Supreme Court solved a portion of the puzzle that has confounded so-called potentially responsible parties (PRPs) since the Court’s decision in Cooper Industries, Inc. v Aviall Services, Inc. in 2004.

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