Elizabeth (Bettie) R. Newell

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2052
EMAIL: elizabeth.newell@tonkon.com
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Bettie has been a member of the firm’s Business Department since 2006, counseling clients from creative solo entrepreneurs to publicly traded corporations on issues involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters.  She has experience in business formation for limited liability companies and profit and nonprofit corporations, drafting and negotiating contracts, advising on state and federal securities laws and corporate restructuring.

 

Additionally, Bettie has worked with several clients in their in-house legal departments, providing comprehensive assistance and coverage for companies such as NIKE and Portland General Electric.

 

Bettie’s clients appreciate that she is practical and efficient and that she has creative solutions for difficult issues.  

 

She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Lewis and Clark Law School, where she served as a managing editor for the law review. Prior to entering law school, Bettie worked as a clinic coordinator for Neighborhood Health Clinics and as a buyer and retail manager.

 

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Bettie contributes blog posts regarding small business matters to the rapidly growing craft industry for such organizations as Hello Craft and Handmade Success. An interview with Bettie appears in the 2012 Storey Publishing release, Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop and Sustain a Successful Creative Business. She is frequently sought as a speaker at conferences aimed at creative businesses. Bettie is the author of "Competency, Consent, and Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Mentally Ill Prisoner’s Right to Refuse Invasive Medical Treatment in Oregon’s Criminal Justice System," 9 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1019 (2005).

Bettie has been a member of the firm’s Business Department since 2006, counseling clients from creative solo entrepreneurs to publicly traded corporations on issues involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters.  She has experience in business formation for limited liability companies and profit and nonprofit corporations, drafting and negotiating contracts, advising on state and federal securities laws and corporate restructuring.

 

Additionally, Bettie has worked with several clients in their in-house legal departments, providing comprehensive assistance and coverage for companies such as NIKE and Portland General Electric.

 

Bettie’s clients appreciate that she is practical and efficient and that she has creative solutions for difficult issues.  

 

She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Lewis and Clark Law School, where she served as a managing editor for the law review. Prior to entering law school, Bettie worked as a clinic coordinator for Neighborhood Health Clinics and as a buyer and retail manager.

 

Publications:

 

Bettie contributes blog posts regarding small business matters to the rapidly growing craft industry for such organizations as Hello Craft and Handmade Success. An interview with Bettie appears in the 2012 Storey Publishing release, Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop and Sustain a Successful Creative Business. She is frequently sought as a speaker at conferences aimed at creative businesses. Bettie is the author of "Competency, Consent, and Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Mentally Ill Prisoner’s Right to Refuse Invasive Medical Treatment in Oregon’s Criminal Justice System," 9 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1019 (2005).

2012 National Land Conference, Denver, CO<BR>

2012 Future of Water Supply and Management Conference, Portland, OR, co-chair and speaker<BR>

2011 Water in the Columbia Basin Conference, Skamania, WA<BR>

2011 Oregon Water Resources Congress Water Law Conference, Bend, OR<BR>

2011 Public Interest Law Conference, Eugene, OR<BR>

The Water Spot Television Show, 2011<BR>

2009 and 2010 Northwest Water Law Symposia, Portland, OR<BR>

Portland City Club Friday Forum, 2010<BR>

2009 Oregon Water Law Conference, Portland, OR, Keynote<BR>

Art4Life
Board Member (2013-present)

Alley 33 Fashion Event
Advisory Committee Member (2011-present)

Abernethy Art + Craft Fair
Event Coordinator (2012-present)

Lewis & Clark Law School
Alumni Board of Directors (2007-2009)

 

Small Business Legal Clinic
Volunteer Attorney