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ILN-terviews: Tor Erlend Framstad, Okland & Co DA

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Tor Erlend Framstad of our member firm, Okland & Co DA in Norway!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
My practice is related to real estate and companies, but Lawfirm Økland & Co DA provides service in almost all private and commercial areas of law.

Who would be your typical client?
My typical client is a small or medium sized company, often within the real estate business, but some of the companies I work closest with are large multinational trade companies.

What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
I'm always giving 100%, and I don´t practice in areas outside my competences.

What has been your most challenging case? Why?
It's hard to say. Is a new type of case more challenging than types you have done plenty of – even though the "regular" case is more complex?

What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
When winning a case of great importance for the client – against all odds!

What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
When not working, I'm a father to a little girl, and a husband, and I ride mountain bikes in the summer and ski in the winter.

What would surprise people most about you?
I'm a farmer and can drive any kind of construction machines.

What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
It amazes me how fast you can make friends within the ILN, and how nice it is to meet them again.

What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Everybody expected me to become an engineer, but I chose law instead.

If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
Daniel Craig (for now…)

How would you like to be remembered?
I´d like to be remembered as an honest guy.

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