Business Law
Many of our clients see their Tonkon Torp business lawyer as an outside business partner. We've built relationships that have endured for decades, acting as an outside general counsel, strategic business advisor, and one-stop legal resource. Our 40 years of experience with clients of all sizes and in a variety of industries means you receive informed judgment on day-to-day problems, foresight on potential areas of conflict, and strategies for preventing litigation. 

To us, the fundamental measure of a good client relationship is how little you worry about legal matters and how much you can focus on taking your business to the next level. For large public and private clients, as well as small private and closely-held family companies, our business lawyers act as a primary contact, handling day-to-day legal matters and referring clients to other Tonkon Torp lawyers with skills in particular disciplines as needed. 

Our general business lawyers give advice on a variety of issues including:
  • Corporate ownership, control and management issues such as entity formation, tax planning, and executive compensation.
  • Negotiation and documentation of private and public capital solutions for start-up, ongoing operations and business expansion.
  • Agreements governing relationships in production, supply, marketing and distribution.
  • Development of internal company policies covering employment matters.
  • Development of regulatory compliance strategies for tax audits, antitrust and trade regulation, and intellectual property.
  • Real estate matters such as acquisitions, land use approvals and compliance, environmental clean-up, and leasing of office, warehousing, manufacturing and sales facilities.

Attorneys

Darcy  Norville

Darcy Norville

Managing Partner

Paralegals

Brenda  Alvey

Brenda Alvey

Business Paralegal

AnDee  Compton

AnDee Compton

Estate Planning Paralegal

Samantha  Holly

Samantha Holly

Business Paralegal

503.802.2118
sam.holly@tonkon.com
Laura  Lindberg

Laura Lindberg

Business and Bankruptcy Paralegal

Nicolle  Pratt

Nicolle Pratt

Business Paralegal

Laney  Quigley

Laney Quigley

Business Paralegal

Tonkon Torp Leads Moda Health Through Corporate Restructure and $155 Million Sale

Tonkon Torp led client Moda Health through its high-profile corporate restructure and $155 million stock sale to Delta Dental of California.

Tonkon Torp Leads Sale of Pendleton Whisky Brands for Hood River Distillers

In early 2018, Tonkon Torp concluded the $205 million sale of the Pendleton Whisky brands by its client Hood River Distillers, Inc. (HRD) to Proximo Spirits, whose international portfolio of spirits includes Jose Cuervo tequila. HRD was Oregon’s first distillery, and one of Tonkon's original clients.

Tonkon Helps Tonkin

For decades, Tonkon Torp has been honored and proud to represent the Tonkin family and its businesses. In fact, the relationship dates back to the post-World War II era.

Tonkon Facilitates Sale of Iconic Coronado Theatre

Tonkon Torp represented one of the sellers in the $5.2 million sale of the historic Vintage Village Theatre in Coronado, California. Find details and more featured cases here.

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 Stays the Course in the Mississippi Avenue Lofts Project

The process to acquire, complete and sell the Mississippi Avenue Lofts involved a broad range of legal transactions from Tonkon Torp, including a funding round, multi-party loan and purchasing agreements, litigation and a final sale. Find the details and more featured cases here.

Tonkon Represents Opus Agency in Equity Investment Transaction

Tonkon Torp’s Mergers & Acquisition practice group represented client Opus Agency in a significant equity transaction with private equity firm Fan Creek Capital, providing substantial additional growth capital to Opus. Opus, a global corporate events and experiential marketing agency headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, serves Fortune 1000 clients such as Salesforce, Amazon, Intel and Alaska Airlines.

Tonkon Torp Represents Vestas in Acquisition of UpWind Solutions

Tonkon Torp represented its client Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines, in the acquisition of UpWind Solutions, Inc., an independent service provider for wind power plants in nine US states. The $60 million acquisition furthers Vestas's strategic objectives for its North America service business.

Tonkon Torp Helps Human Solutions Secure New Family Shelter Site

Tonkon Torp is proud to have helped Human Solutions navigate a complex financing project to transform a shuttered commercial property into an emergency 24/7 family housing shelter. Find details and more featured cases here.

Tonkon Torp Completes Complex Asset Sale for Privately Held Business

In late 2014, Tonkon Torp represented a privately held heavy industrial equipment manufacturer in a complex transaction that included selling business assets and real property, and leasing other related business property. The selling company is a long-term client of the firm.

Development of Massachusetts Senior Living Facilities

Represented seniors housing client in the formation of a joint venture with a Massachusetts developer to acquire a partial interest in a real estate sale agreement, and the acquisition of a portion of the property for the development of two assisted living facilities. The real estate transaction involved the subdivision of the property, creation of easements and other rights to the lots not acquired by the client, and the imposition of historical preservation and affordable housing covenants on the property as a condition of development. Also assisted the joint venture to obtain construction financing.

Supplemental FAQ for SBA Loans under the CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) addressing the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act…
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The CARES Act Provides Small Businesses Additional Bankruptcy Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (“CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, providing a suite of protections and relief for everyday Americans and the economy at large. While most coverage has focused on other provisions that…
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FAQ for SBA Loans for Businesses under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at aiding individuals and businesses in the U.S. that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, was signed into law. The CARES Act includes a $349 billion allocation of funding…
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Is COVID-19 Force Majeure in a Commercial Contract?

We have spent the better part of the past week poring over force majeure clauses in commercial contracts. “Force Majeure,” literally translated, means “superior force.” In contracts, force majeure clauses are meant to excuse, or allow a delay in, the…
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SEC Adopts Disclosure Modernization Amendments

The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted useful housekeeping rule amendments that reduce outdated, redundant, and unnecessary disclosures.
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Michael  Millender
Practice Area Co-Chair

Michael Millender

Partner

Jeffrey  Cronn
Practice Area Co-Chair

Jeffrey Cronn

Partner

503.802.2048
jeff.cronn@tonkon.com