Tonkon Torp LLP

1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States
Phone: 503.221.1440
Fax: 503.274.8779
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Oregon
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Batteries and Solar Might Be Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Currently, the largest operating solar energy facility in Oregon is the 56 megawatt Gala Solar facility near Prineville, which generates electricity for Apple. But homegrown Oregon developer Obsidian Renewables has plans for…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Portland, Oregon – Future Olympic City?

Last month, Portland hosted the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. While not likely what comes to mind when thinking of major sporting events, it nonetheless drew a lot of visitors to the city, with an economic impact…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Big Changes to 1031 Exchanges, But Not for Real Estate (Yet)

Section 1031 of the tax code allows sellers of investment property to defer capital gains if the proceeds are reinvested in "like kind" property within certain timeframes. Prior to 2018, 1031 exchanges could be used for many…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Vulnerable Person Abuse Protections Coming To FINRA In 2018

Similar to the Oregon legislature's recent changes to ORS Chapter 59, intended to protect "vulnerable persons" against financial exploitation, FINRA has implemented changes to its rules effective February 5, 2018, intended to…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Trends in Drinking Water: Part Two – Poop Water

At the other end of the spectrum from raw water is "poop water"—sewage effluent that has been transformed back into safe drinking water. Whereas raw water is completely untreated, poop water—or "direct potable re-use" if you…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Trends in Drinking Water: Part One – Raw Water

The water news popping up in my email inbox recently has really run the gamut. One of the latest health fads is apparently drinking "raw water"—meaning unprocessed and untreated water. At the other end of the spectrum, there are…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Environmental Law

SEC's Office Of Compliance Inspections And Examinations Priorities For 2018

On February 7, 2018, the Security and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced its 2018 examination priorities. For 2018, OCIE's priorities fit into five broad categories:- …more
 /  Securities Law

New (Cap) H-1B Filings - April 2-6 Deadline

H-1B season is underway! U.S. employers can file for new H-1B visas on behalf of prospective or existing employees beginning April 2, 2018. The anticipated window for filing new H-1B petitions under the USCIS H-1B quota for…more
 /  Immigration Law

New Clean Energy Jobs Bills Seek to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Oregon

The Oregon legislature is currently in the process of figuring out how the state will (or won't) deal with the greenhouse gas emissions made by Oregonians that are negatively impacting the world's climate. Substantially similar…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

The Future of Freight

By now we've all heard about receiving Amazon packages by drone. Drones haven't cornered this market, though – there are also robots. But these are just the tip of the iceberg for cool new ways for stuff to get delivered more…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The "Disastrous" Costs of Climate Change

"Natural" disasters cost the United States a record amount of $306 billion in 2017, topping the previous record of $215 billion in 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina. This past year also tied with 2011 for the highest number of…more
 /  Environmental Law

Federal Estate & Gift Tax Reform - What We Know Now

We now know that each individual has a $10 million estate tax exclusion (adjusted for inflation) under the new federal estate tax legislation (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). In 2018, the applicable exclusion amount will be…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Portland's Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban Upheld by Court of Appeals

On January 4, 2018, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued its decision[1] in the case brought by Petitioners Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland Audubon Society, and Center for Sustainable Economy, among others, to attempt to uphold the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New “Financial Abuse” Mandatory Reporting Requirements For Oregon Investment Adviser Representatives

Significant changes are coming to state, regulatory, and federal law with respect to reporting financial abuse of "vulnerable persons." These legal changes will impact the day-to-day operations of financial services companies…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Why Mapping Apps Keep Traffic Engineers Up at Night

By now, we've all used a mapping app -- like Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze – to find the best way from point A to point B. A primary attraction of the apps is that they can filter traffic conditions in real time and provide…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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