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Thomas Tongue Elected to Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee

November 10, 2014


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.‎