Sustainability Law
Headquartered in Portland since our founding, Tonkon Torp is at the epicenter of sustainability, providing our clients the tools to navigate this expanding, vital area. We work with businesses and individuals to meet their present needs without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to do the same.

At Tonkon Torp, our knowledge of sustainability comes from practical experience as well as our commitment to sustainability as a firm. When assisting clients, our interdisciplinary approach to sustainability draws from the firm’s expertise in:
  • Real estate and land use
  • Environmental and natural resource practices
  • Business and corporate finance
  • Intellectual property
  • Government relations and public policy
  • Regulatory matters, including our energy, telecommunications and regulated industries practices
  • Tax, including incentives and credits
Tonkon Torp sustainability attorneys provide counsel in the following areas:
  • Assisting clients in the siting, acquisition, permitting and financing of renewable energy facilities
  • Helping clients acquire, manage and grow sustainable forests
  • Providing strategic counsel for clients launching or expanding businesses that produce or sell sustainable products, services and buildings
  • Providing advocacy and lobbying on sustainability issues for clients
  • Helping clients register for Benefit Company status and advising them on their expanded fiduciary duty and documentation requirements
Representative sustainability matters include:
  • Negotiation and consummation of long-term ground leases for construction of an ethanol production and distribution facility for a renewable fuels producer and marketer
  • Negotiation and execution of eight wind energy leases for over 62,500 acres in Wyoming
  • Sale of a major wind energy project including all land-related aspects of the transaction from title work and amendment to assignment of land rights to over 20 different landowners
  • Sale of Olympic Peninsula timberland to the Nature Conservancy
  • Purchase of timberland in Western Oregon for conservation-based sustainable management
  • Strategic counsel, including financings, trademark protection, general business advice for organic, health and wellness and fair trade products

Public School Solar Rooftops

Represented public utility in the negotiation of license agreements for the installation of solar facilities on several Portland area school buildings. 

Max M. Miller Jr.
Practice Area Chair

Max M. Miller Jr.