Yalda Bahramian

Yalda Bahramian





Services & Industries


J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2022

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Oregon, 2018

Bar & Court Admissions

Oregon State Bar

Yalda is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Business Department. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Law in 2022. While there, she was named a Distinguished Decade Scholar and worked at the school’s Immigrant Rights Clinic. As a law student, Yalda worked at Tonkon Torp as a Summer Associate. In this role, she prepared memorandums analyzing complex legal research questions under Oregon and Washington law. She drafted corporate documents for the creation and dissolution of entities, and provided guidance on an eventual merger between a parent entity and subsidiary. Yalda also performed statute review and proposed amendments where applicable.

In 2018, Yalda graduated magna cum laude from University of Oregon with a B.A. in Political Science.

Outside of the office, Yalda takes great enjoyment in studying foreign language and linguistics. She is fluent in Farsi and is learning Turkish. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Tonkon Torp Leads Gagen MacDonald Acquisition

Tonkon Torp represented client Gagen MacDonald, a human-focused transformation consulting firm, in its acquisition by APCO Worldwide, a global advisory and advocacy consultancy. The two industry leaders provide complementing C-suite consulting services that focus on human-centered transformation within organizations.

Tonkon Torp Helps Friends of the Children Actuate $33 Million Real Estate Gift

Tonkon Torp is proud to help Friends of the Children unwrap its transformative $33 million gift from philanthropists Gary and Christine Rood. The Roods, based in Vancouver, WA, presented Friends of the Children with a three-year gift in the form of five debt-free commercial properties that Friends of the Children will resell in phases.

Tonkon Torp Helps Starting Line Sailing Chart Course for Global Growth

Tonkon Torp celebrates the successful acquisition of an exclusive licensing arrangement for its client Starting Line Sailing, a custom sailboat manufacturer with operations and distribution channels throughout the world.

Community Involvement & Activities

Mona Foundation – Portland Chapter
Board of Directors, Member

Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association
Board of Directors, Member

Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association

Yalda Bahramian Joins the Board of Directors of the Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association

Tonkon Torp attorney Yalda Bahramian has joined the Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association (OAIBA) Board of Directors. OAIBA’s mission is to strengthen and support Oregon’s rapidly growing Arab and Iranian legal communities.

Tonkon Torp Business Department Welcomes Yalda Bahramian

Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes associate Yalda Bahramian to its Business Department. Her practice will focus on general business law.

Tonkon Torp Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates and Diversity Fellows to a Virtual Summer

Last month, Tonkon Torp welcomed four 2020 summer associates to its first virtual summer associate program. Yalda Bahramian, Ashley Korkeakoski-Sears, Alexandria “Alex” Wagner-Jakubiak, and Gracey Nagle will complete an eight-week program with the firm that pairs them with a mentor attorney, provides training, and introduces them to client work across multiple practice groups.

OLCC to Enact Tax Compliance Rule for Cannabis Retailers

By Ferdinand Ruplin and Yalda Bahramian – The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is set to adopt a new temporary emergency tax compliance rule for cannabis retailers that will be problematic for many in the industry. The rule, which is in response to Governor Kotek’s directive to make state tax compliance a requirement for the issuance or renewal of OLCC retail licenses, is expected to be enacted at the OLCC’s June 15 meeting and take effect immediately on the following day.

Why Struggling Cannabis Companies May Want to Turn to a Receivership

By Ferdinand Ruplin and Yalda Bahramian – The cannabis industry in Oregon has been struggling in recent years. In addition to being impacted by inflation and an ailing economy, vast overproduction of cannabis in the state has caused prices to fall.

OLCC Escalates Minor Decoy Activity in Effort to Increase Compliance

By Ferdie Ruplin and Yalda Bahramian – Cannabis retailers in Oregon should be on high alert, as inspectors from the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission’s (OLCC) Marijuana Program have begun to ramp up the number of Minor Decoy Operations (MDOs) being conducted across the state.

Publications & Presentations

“Why Struggling Cannabis Companies May Want to Turn to a Receivership,” Portland Business Journal, Dec. 2022

“OLCC Escalates Minor Decoy Activity in Effort to Increase Compliance,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022