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Tonkon Torp LLP, a Portland, Ore.-headquartered business and litigation law firm, has launched a sustainability practice group composed of 12 attorneys.

The group, co-chaired by Tonkon partners Max M. Miller Jr. and David Copley Forman, will focus on issues ranging from renewable energy, real estate and environmental law to corporate finance and governance, intellectual property and lobbying, the firm says.

Services offered will include assistance in siting, acquisition, financing and permitting of biofuel and renewable energy facilities; help with acquisition, management and growth of sustainable forests and forest products; strategic counsel for clients launching or expanding businesses that create or sell sustainable products and services; helping develop green buildings; and advocacy and lobbying for clients on a variety of sustainability issues.

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