Kyle Grant (Class of 2012) recently joined Tonkon Torp LLP - Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. Tonkon Torp LLP is based in Portland, Oregon. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, a practice he enjoys as it allows him to assist clients in achieving goals and seeing deals through to conclusion. Born and raised in Portland, Kyle always knew he wanted to return when he finished his education. To those visiting, he recommends Portland Japanese Garden and the original Voodoo Doughnut shop.
Kyle volunteers on the Education Committee of the Community Associations Institute in Oregon, where he plans informational events for condo owners and homeowners associations. He also serves as Chair of the Real Estate Legislative Subcommittee of the Oregon State Bar, reviewing and proposing state legislation.
When he isn’t working, Kyle enjoys skiing and home improvement projects. He is also a cellist in the Portland Columbia Symphony, using his skills acquired when he was a cello performance major during his undergrad at BYU-Idaho. Before deciding to enter the legal field, Kyle intended on joining a professional orchestra or becoming a college music professor. However, he decided to leave music as a hobby. Having a knack for written analysis and wordsmithery, and seeking a more traditional path in the business world, Kyle was naturally drawn to a legal career.
Kyle’s fondest memories of BYU Law are with his study group and the lifelong friendships he developed with his classmates. Outside of studies, they watched movies and held board game nights with their families. The five of them have kept up with each other since they graduated in 2012. Like many others, law school taught Kyle to “think like a lawyer,” providing him with the conceptual framework to develop practical skills.
Kyle maintains a “client-centric” approach to his career. “Focus on taking care of your clients as diligently and competently as possible and the rest will fall into place,” he says. He treats payment as a secondary factor; his primary focus is serving and taking care of clients. He describes this perspective as a “church calling mindset,” which he says is “first and foremost about serving people who need help.”