On February 18, 2010, Darius Hartwell and Tom Tongue, both shareholders in the Portland office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, were honored as Portland Business Journal‘s Forty Under 40 for 2009.

“We are so very excited for both Darius and Tom,” said Mark Long, Schwabe’s managing partner. “This distinction really highlights both attorneys’ dedication to their craft, commitment to their clients and investment in their local communities.”

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Darius Hartwell has bridged his legal expertise with his love for and commitment to the local food and restaurant community through his involvement with, and support of, local farms, bakeries and other vendors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Portland Farmers Market. Additionally, he has devoted much time and energy to pro bono legal services. He currently chairs the firm’s pro bono committee and has received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service award by the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic.

Hartwell focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities law. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in the transactional setting, as well as providing general corporate counsel on an ongoing basis. He also serves on the firm’s hiring committee, diversity committee and sustainability task force. Hartwell graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, with a juris doctor degree.

Tom Tongue has a strong track record of providing community and public service in Oregon and has dedicated himself to the development of the next generation of Oregon business lawyers. He has had a significant impact in shaping this next generation through his work with the University of Oregon School of Law as well as subsidiary work with Classroom Law Project, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Venture Oregon Steering Committee and the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates.

Tongue focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities. In addition, he maintains an active insurance regulatory practice representing local, regional and national insurers. Tongue is an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions. Tongue graduated from the University of Oregon with a master of business administration degree in addition to receiving his juris doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

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