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Ted is a member of Tonkon Torp's Real Estate practice group. His practice focuses on real estate acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing and development, particularly in the seniors housing market. Additionally, he counsels on general business matters and negotiates and drafts a wide variety of business contracts. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his real estate law expertise.


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


  • The University of Texas, J.D., graduated 1989
  • Washington State University, BA, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • Idaho, Idaho State Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Member, Seniors Housing Committee
  • Christ United Methodist Church - Former Trustee
  • Multnomah Bar Association - Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project - Former Member
  • Washington State University Foundation - Board of Trustees
  • Oregon State Parks Trust - Volunteer Lawyer;; Former Chairman and Trustee
  • Oregon Trail Foundation, Inc. - Former Member, Board of Directors; Former Volunteer Lawyer

Tonkon Torp LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

50 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawers 2014-2015 - Recognized Practitioner - Real Estate


Among Ted's real estate and business representative matters are:
  • Representing owners of retirement residence companies. Ted counsels on real estate transactions, business sales and acquisitions, and construction and permanent loan transactions throughout the United States, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans.
  • Represented the buyer of a warehouse in N.W. Portland with Small Business Administration (SBA) financing, including negotiating and drafting the purchase and sale agreement, short-term lease back to the seller, and forming a new entity to take title.
  • Office, commercial, retail and industrial leasing transactions representing landlords and tenants.
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements for real estate and businesses. Ted also handles secured lending, leases, easements, sale-leaseback transactions and other transactions.
  • Negotiating and drafting organizational documents for joint ventures, limited liability companies, and other entities for real estate investments.
  • Timberland and mill purchases and sales in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Washington. He also provides day-to-day advice on real estate and general business matters such as easements, timberland transactions, Sec. 1031 exchanges and standardizing business forms.
    Ted takes a practical, efficient approach to addressing his clients' legal needs. He stresses good communication and results.

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