Owen D. Blank - Tonkon Torp LLP

Owen D. Blank

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Owen has an extensive range of legal experience in business, commercial, real estate, and corporate matters.


Among the clients he represents are small family-held businesses, national and international corporations, nonprofit organizations and charitable foundations. His industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, sports, media, entertainment and technology.


Representative transactional matters Owen regularly handles include:

  • Real estate sales and acquisitions
  • Business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Professional sports matters
  • Media and marketing contracts
  • International licensing and distribution agreements
  • Computer and software sales, acquisition and development agreements
  • Secured and unsecured financings


Owen’s experience also includes counseling nonprofits on their governance, operational, and investment issues. He has served as a member, officer and/or director of many civic and nonprofit organization committees, task forces, and boards of directors. For almost two decades, Owen and his colleagues at Tonkon Torp have provided pro bono legal services to Albina Head Start, which serves approximately 1,000 children and their families.  

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Experience Acquisition of a Metals Recycling and Processing Company Represented the purchaser in a complex two-stage strategic acquisition of a metals recycling and processing company and associated real estate entities for expansion into a new region of the country.
Agreement with Portland Community College Negotiated and documented a unique agreement with Portland Community College to provide on-campus Head Start Program.
City Center Parking Acquired by Canada-based Impark Represented the general partner in the sale of Portland's largest local parking management and services company to an international firm. The company operated approximately 200 lots, mostly in the core of the City. Transaction included contractual arrangements for 28 lots owned by affiliates of the company's owners.
Complex Real Estate Reorganization Completed the acquisition of six tenancy-in-common and 10 LLC interests in a complex series of transactions which effectuated the separation of multiple owners from other multiple owners. Required a combination of real estate and LLC reorganization transactions. 
Investments in Alternative Investment Funds Represented nonprofit foundations and nonprofit institutions with respect to investments in alternative investment funds (hedge funds, private equity funds, and similar investment vehicles) with investments ranging from $500,000 to $100,000,000.
Stanford UniversityBA Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.

Client Comments

"Owen Blank is the best lawyer in town. He is patient, knowledgeable and perfect for many professional and personal legal matters. I highly recommend him and Tonkon Torp."

-Dana M. Hunt
Weil Enterprises

"Owen Blank is the reason Tonkon Torp has always been there to help our Head Start program. He has ensured that Tonkon's attorneys helped our program in more ways than can be counted. Owen responds quickly to our numerous calls for legal advice and assistance. He personally makes sure that only attorneys skilled in areas we need help respond to our request for assistance. Owen is one of the most caring human beings I have ever had the good fortune to meet. He is truly a friend for thousands of low income children and families that have few champions. I am not sure if he will ever realize how many children and families he has helped and will never meet."

-Ron Herndon
Albina Head Start

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Commercial, International, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds, Real Estate, Retail, Sports, Subchapter S Corporations, Transactions)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Finance, Investment, Joint Ventures, Sports Facilities Development and Planning, Tax Certiorari, Transactions)