Darcy M. Norville - Tonkon Torp LLP

Darcy M. Norville

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Darcy is the managing partner of Tonkon Torp LLP where she has practiced business law since 1998. Darcy's practice focuses on general business and corporate law.

She works with clients in the insurance and financial services industry on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, privacy laws, contract drafting and general corporate matters. She also advises private investment funds regarding investment of assets held by employee benefit plans.

Darcy's practice also emphasizes executive compensation, ERISA, and employee benefits counsel. Darcy has extensive experience in a wide range of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She regularly designs and drafts incentive compensation plans, equity-based compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and executive agreements. She provides ongoing legal advice and counsel about the establishment, maintenance, administration and termination of clients' employee benefit plans.

Among the issues she regularly addresses are concerns and strategies involving tax qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, equity based plans, health and welfare plans, and fringe benefit plans.

Darcy advises investment advisors who work with employee benefit plan clients regarding ERISA compliance in a complex and changing regulatory environment.

When compensation and benefits matters are triggered during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other major business transactions, Darcy guides clients in protecting their interests and ensuring the integrity of transactions.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — United States District Court, District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
Experience Acquisition of Market Industries, Inc. Represented Endeavour Capital in acquisitions of Market Industries, Inc.
Meridian Rail Holdings Corporation Stock Acquisitions Represented The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in connection with acquisitions of stock of Meridian Rail Holdings Corporation for approximately $230 million.
Rejuvenation Represented Rejuvenation, Inc. in the sale to a national leading home furnishings company.
Sale of Pulp Mill Represented Wayzata Investment Partners, a private equity fund, in connection with a sale of Halsey, Oregon pulp mill.
Sale to UTi Worldwide Logistics Represented Market Industries, Ltd. in the ultimate sale to UTi Worldwide Logistics for approximately $197 million in cash.
California State University at ChicoBA 1980University of California, BerkeleyJ.D. 1984
American Bar AssociationMultnomah Bar AssociationNational Association of Stock Plan ProfessionalsOregon Business Association Oregon Women Lawyers

Client Comments

"Absolutely top-notch! The very best attorney I have ever worked with."

Office Location

Pioneer Tower, Suite 1600
888 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law