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Two Tonkon Torp Partners Named Portland Lawyer of the Year

August 17, 2023

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Two Tonkon Torp partners have been named 2024 Portland Lawyer of the Year in their respective specialties by The Best Lawyers in America peer-review survey. Only one lawyer per specialty in a community is honored as Lawyer of the Year.

Sherrill Corbett was honored as Portland Lawyer of the Year for her work in Corporate Governance Law while Thomas Palmer was honored for his work in Securities Regulation.

“Sherrill and Tom are both terrific attorneys who have played key leadership roles at Tonkon Torp and made a lasting positive impact on both our clients and our firm,” said Kurt Ruttum, Managing Partner. “This isn’t the first time they’ve received this impressive Lawyer of the Year honor, and it’s no surprise. Their commitment to their work, their colleagues, their community, and their clients is unparalleled. Congratulations to them both!”

Sherrill is immediate past Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Business Transitions Practice Group. She counsels clients on buying and selling businesses, structuring complex joint ventures, bank financings, private placements, and public offerings. Sherrill represents public companies and advises them on securities compliance, corporate governance matters, and follow-on offerings.

Tom Palmer specializes in securities and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. Acting as general corporate counsel is an important part of his practice, with work covering representation of special committees of directors, corporate governance issues, and SEC reporting and disclosure matters.


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