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For over 40 years, Tonkon Torp's real estate attorneys have been helping landowners, developers, builders, investors, tenants and lenders solve problems and achieve their real estate objectives. We take a prudent yet practical approach to real estate matters. We realize that in real estate, time is money, so we strive to deliver prompt turnaround without sacrificing quality. We customarily assign matters to a single attorney who takes responsibility for the project; however, we can also assemble a knowledgeable and efficient team when appropriate.

Sales & Acquisitions

We assist our clients in all aspects of purchasing, selling, and financing developed and undeveloped real estate and timberland, including land use and zoning reviews, curative title work, tax review and transaction and entity documentation.


Our leasing expertise ranges from modest to multi-million dollar transactions for industrial parks and office buildings, shopping centers, general commercial warehousing, solar and wind projects, energy facilities and multi-use and special use facilities. We represent both landlords and tenants.

Environmental & Natural Resources

Many real estate matters involve environmental liability, water and air discharge permits, water rights and other natural resources issues. We advise clients in structuring transactions and managing their real property, including a wide variety of commercial, industrial and timberland properties, to address these matters. For information on Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice, please click here.

Land Use & Development

Clients rely on Tonkon Torp's expertise to successfully navigate Oregon's complex land use laws. We work to secure appropriate zoning entitlements and related permits for industrial developments, retail centers, office buildings, energy projects and special use facilities. For information on Tonkon Torp's Energy practice, please click here.


We assist owners and developers of large commercial and industrial projects in negotiating and documenting their architectural services agreements and construction contracts.

Administrative Law

Tonkon Torp's lawyers deftly navigate the peculiar and often complicated hallways of the state's administrative agencies, which are crucial but often overlooked regulators with significant control over our client's objectives.


When necessary, Tonkon Torp litigates real property disputes on behalf of clients, handling matters including lease and contract disputes, construction litigation, condemnation matters, disputes regarding environmental liability and boundary line disputes.  For more information about our Real Estate Litigation practice, click here.

Workouts and Bankruptcy

Tonkon Torp is at the forefront of legal developments related to the recent downturn in the real estate market. Our expertise includes workouts, loan restructuring, lease modifications, foreclosures and bankruptcy.