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Tonkon Torp's Government Relations & Public Policy practice group offers clients decades of government relations experience at the local, state and federal level. With an unusually deep base of knowledge of politics, campaigns, and communications we provide our clients comprehensive strategic advice, extensive government affairs experience and unique access to political infrastructure.

Collectively, our team brings years of bipartisan government relations and lobbying experience to our clients. We work to best leverage our individual strengths and experience to generate positive results for our clients in an increasingly tumultuous political and regulatory environment.

Our clients – including corporations, municipalities, trade and professional associations, nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions – benefit from access to relationships we have built over many years, as well as new relationships we continually cultivate.

Our Services

We advocate zealously on behalf of our clients with the highest degree of professionalism. No matter the size or complexity of a project, we provide all aspects of government relations services:
  • Direct advocacy and lobbying at all levels of government
  • Strategic advice and counsel
  • Grassroots organizing and coalition building
  • Strategic communications and messaging
  • Campaign consulting
  • Procurement and appropriations
  • Executive Branch regulation and rules
  • PAC creation, fundraising and management

Beyond our legislative and regulatory work, we fully participate in the political process and support our clients' interests throughout the campaign cycle through contributions from Tonkon Torp's federal and state political action committees.

As part of one of Oregon's most respected law firms, our practice also provides our clients with immediate access to lawyers with expertise in real estate sales, leasing, financing and development, energy, environmental, natural resource, land use, taxation, immigration, intellectual property, and labor and employment issues.

Any lobbyist can learn a client's issues, but access, relationships, reputation and credibility are the more difficult to obtain ingredients for the success we deliver to our clients.