Fiduciary Representation & Litigation

Acting as a fiduciary is a complex role that requires expert legal support to manage responsibilities and mitigate risks effectively.

At Tonkon Torp, we pride ourselves on being more than just legal advisors; we are essential partners in the successful execution of our clients’ fiduciary roles. Our Fiduciary Representation and Litigation team provides seasoned counsel to help clients navigate all types of fiduciary matters. From addressing quick questions to solving complex issues and strategic planning, we offer practical, actionable advice focused on containing costs while upholding all legal, financial, and ethical obligations as required of fiduciaries.

Whether advising a trustee appointed in bankruptcy/receivership proceedings, a state court assignment for the benefit of creditors, or trust and estate disputes, our team members bring the necessary experience and business acumen to optimally advise fiduciaries—or serve in a fiduciary role ourselves. We also recognize the emotional aspects of fiduciary duties and integrate this understanding into our approach.

We fully comprehend the importance and the need for diligence and know how to avoid unnecessary disputes, especially in emotionally charged situations. We proactively work toward collaborative resolutions for sensitive matters, offering thoughtful yet assertive guidance to navigate the nuanced world of fiduciary duties. Our dedication to our clients’ primary goals includes assisting in managing conflicts of interest, working collaboratively with all stakeholders, making informed decisions, and maintaining transparency.

We leverage our extensive experience to help fiduciaries successfully fulfill their responsibilities, providing counsel that considers both the current and future consequences of a particular situation. Our team is committed to delivering innovative solutions to help ensure our clients achieve the results they require. Our goal is to fully address each client’s specific needs and provide maximum advocacy for their position.

Our fiduciary-related counsel on behalf of corporations, individuals, and institutions includes:

  • Wills and trusts: Working with trustees, executors, or beneficiaries dealing with complex assets, providing strategic support for family businesses in transition, or managing guardianship concerns
  • Bankruptcy trustees and CROs: Collaborating with Chapter 7 and 11 appointees, plan and liquidating trust trustees
  • Receiverships: Assisting court-appointed receivers in handling the complex duties involved in restoring a troubled company’s profitability and/or maximizing value for creditors and other stakeholders
  • Fiduciary litigation: Representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all types of litigation arising from fiduciary mismanagement disputes, including corporate to trust disputes. We also have extensive experience representing neutral or special committees on corporate boards, including audit and special litigation committees, as well as advising on the formation of same and managing the company’s interactions with such committees
  • Corporate fiduciaries: Advising on corporate fiduciary responsibilities, including regulatory matters, compliance issues, corporate governance, shareholder relations, and conflicts of interest

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Litigation Paralegal
Amanda
Ulrich
503.802.2106
amanda.ulrich@tonkon.com
Of Counsel
Joseph
Voboril
503.802.2009
joe.voboril@tonkon.com
Associate
Alexandria
Wagner-Jakubiak
503.802.5748
alexandria.wagner@tonkon.com
Labor & Employment Paralegal
Caryl
Walker
503.802.2105
caryl.walker@tonkon.com
Of Counsel
Michele
Wasson
503.802.2111
michele.wasson@tonkon.com
3549
Partner
Frank
Weiss
503.802.2051
frank.weiss@tonkon.com
3503, 3539, 3541, 3545, 3547, 3551
Partner
Steven
Wilker
503.802.2040
steven.wilker@tonkon.com
Partner
Michael
Willes
503.802.5737
michael.willes@tonkon.com
Associate
Lindsay
Willson
503.802.5751
lindsay.willson@tonkon.com
Partner
Jeffrey
Woodcox
503.802.2039
jeffrey.woodcox@tonkon.com
Partner
Zachary
Wright
503.802.2041
zach.wright@tonkon.com
Immigration Paralegal
Roger
Wykes
503.802.2096
roger.wykes@tonkon.com

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