Thomas Tongue Elected to Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee
Thomas M. Tongue, practice group leader for the Business Group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Business Law Section for a two year term. The announcement was made at the Section's annual meeting on November 7.
As a fifth generation Oregon attorney, Mr. Tongue is deeply committed to helping the Oregon State Bar and the community in general. He previously served as Chair of the Greater Oregon Chapter of the March of Dimes. For more than five years, he taught a course on mergers and acquisitions as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. He also served two three-year terms as a representative on the Oregon State Bar House.
Mr. Tongue's practice focuses on assisting clients with business formations, raising capital, securities offerings, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as general corporate counsel for several Oregon businesses including Parr Lumber Company, and Leupold and Stevens. He maintains an insurance regulatory practice where his work focuses on local, regional, and national insurers with regulatory matters pending before the Oregon Insurance Division.
Mr. Tongue is a graduate of the Portland Business Alliance's Leadership Portland program. The program is reserved for outstanding business leaders in the community. The Portland Business Journal named him one of its 2010 "Forty Under 40" emerging business leaders. In addition, he is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for his work in Insurance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Law. Mr. Tongue received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, Masters of Business Administration from University of Oregon and B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.