Our tax attorneys advise on all types of transactions and tax-related matters including:
- Entity formation and structure
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Domestic and international joint ventures
- Executive compensation and benefits
- Investment and research credits
- Tax-exempt organizations
- Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
- Tax-qualified retirement plans
- Property tax assessments
Tonkon Torp Pilots Smooth Landing in Columbia Helicopters Sale
Tonkon Torp led one of Oregon's most notable M&A deals of 2019 for its client, Columbia Helicopters. Founded in 1957, Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (CHI) is one of Oregon's most recognizable brands.
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 Guides Pacific Foods through Oregon’s Largest Acquisition of 2017
Tonkon Torp led Oregon's largest M&A transaction in 2017, the $700 million acquisition of Tualatin-based Pacific Foods of Oregon LLC by Campbell Investment Company. Pacific Foods is an iconic, nationally distributed organic food brand founded in 1987.
Tonkon Torp Brings Attorney Power to Renewable Energy Transaction
Tonkon Torp client Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) is the North American subsidiary of one of the largest corporations in the world, the Italian electricity company Enel S.p.A. Here's how we helped EGPNA in a renewable energy acquisition.
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.
Historic U.S. Bank Block Sale
Tonkon Torp real estate and tax lawyers were instrumental in the complex, $40 million sale of the historic U.S. Bank Block in downtown Portland to real estate investment firm ScanlanKemperBard. Find details and more featured cases here.
Represented Benson Industries, one of the world's largest designers and manufacturers of the glass and metal curtain walls (building facades), in an eight figure sale to a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
City Center Parking Acquired by Canada-based Impark
Represented the general partner in the sale of Portland's largest local parking management and services company to an international firm. The company operated approximately 200 lots, mostly in the core of the City. Transaction included contractual arrangements for 28 lots owned by affiliates of the company's owners.
Represented Columbia Distributing, one of the nation's largest malt beverage, wine and non-alcoholic beverage distributors, in a nine figure sale to a financial buyer.
Defended attacks by the American Trucking Associations against Oregon's heavy truck tax system. The Oregon Supreme Court held that the tax did not violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. (Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court)
DirectTV, Inc. v. Department of Revenue
Obtained summary judgment from tax court holding that DirectTV's Oregon-based property is subject to local assessment, which does not include intangibles, and not central assessment, which does include intangibles.
Dish Network L.L.C. v. Department of Revenue
Represented a satellite television provider challenging whether it provides "data transmission services" which could subject it to central assessment.
Represented Moda Health in structuring a majority stake in a joint venture to provide pharmacy services to senior living facilities.
Powerex Corporation v. Department of Revenue
Filed amicus brief on behalf of a regulated utility before the Oregon Supreme Court to determine the nature of electricity as "tangible personal property" for purposes of Oregon corporate excise tax.
Representation of Sale to Financial Buyer
Represented a client, a Northwest based supplier of truck, trailer and various truck wheel products, in an eight figure sale to a financial buyer.
Sale of Cadet Manufacturing Company
Tonkon Torp negotiated and finalized the sale of Vancouver-based Cadet Manufacturing to an Irish company called Glen Dimplex, the world's largest electric heat manufacturer.
Sale of Linn County Tree Farm
Represented the seller of a Linn County, Oregon tree farm that had been family-owned for some 60 years.
Sale of Portland Bottling Company
Tonkon Torp negotiated the sale of 92-year old Portland Bottling Company. The buyer is an entity formed by Ed Maletis, former founder of beer and spirits giant Columbia Distributing.
Sale of Specialty Pharmacy Company
Represented seller in the restructure and sale of a 51% interest in a specialty pharmacy company.
Tonkin Family of Dealerships Investment Technology Joint Venture
Represented the Tonkin Family of Dealerships, one of the Northwest's largest automobile dealership groups, in structuring a multi-tiered investment in a joint venture to develop software platforms and solutions for the automobile industry.