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Tonkon Talks - Preparing for Investor Due Diligence

Apr 05, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and special guest Eric Boothe of Elevate Capital Fund and Elevate Inclusive Fund as they discuss how to prepare for investor due diligence. Brenda will bring the seasoned experience of an attorney who has walked many clients through the due diligence process, while Eric will provide insight from the investor's perspective.

Tonkon Torp 2017 Litigation Department Spring Party

Apr 06, 2017
Tonkon Torp's litigation department is hosting its Spring Party on April 06. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer, and appetizers while we mingle with litigation attorneys, judges, and others from the local legal community!

Tonkon Talks - Independent Contractors & Non-Competition Agreements

Mar 01, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with labor and employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore. Kristin will provide guidance on crafting enforceable non-competition agreements and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. She will also discuss the pros and cons of using independent contractors, and review the risks for companies who misclassify independent contractors.

2017 H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing and Executive Orders Update

Feb 15, 2017
New Year's Resolution: Prepare for H-1B Cap season! Tonkon's got you covered. Join us for a discussion on how to prepare for this year's H-1B Cap season. The government will start accepting H-1B Cap subject petitions on April 3, 2017 (through April 7) for an October 1, 2017 start date. Plus - Executive Orders Update!

A Party in the Pearl!

Feb 01, 2017
Please join the women of Tonkon Torp for our "Tannins & Treats" event, an after-work party with wine, desserts and hearty appetizers.

Tonkon Talks - Business Immigration 101

Feb 01, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business immigration attorneys Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella as they cover immigration issues impacting startups, technology companies, and entrepreneurs, including temporary visas, green cards (permanent residence), and what to expect from the Trump administration.

Tonkon Talks - Incentive Compensation

Jan 04, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Michael Millender as he discusses incentive compensation, including stock option and phantom stock plans, restricted stock awards, factors to consider in choosing an incentive structure for your company, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Tonkon Talks - Convertible Notes - Pleasures & Pitfalls

Dec 07, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Brenda Meltebeke as she discusses convertible notes, including the typical terms you would expect to find in a convertible note and the mechanics of conversion.

Immigration Update - Prepare for 2017!

Nov 16, 2016
Catch up on the latest in work visas and green cards! Join Tonkon Torp's immigration team as they provide a comprehensive overview and update on hiring and green card strategies, Form 1-9, E-Verify, and more!

Tonkon Talks - Demystifying the Cap Table

Nov 02, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorneys Leon Simson and David Forman as they discuss how a cap table may evolve as a startup gets funding. In addition to the presentation, Leon and David will answer your questions throughout the discussion.

Environmental and Natural Resources Fall Party

Oct 27, 2016
Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys are hosting a festive gathering on Thursday, October 27. Join us at 5:00pm for wine, beer and appetizers while we mingle with other envirnomental lawyers from the environmental law community!

Tonkon Talks - Commercial and Cyber Insurance

Oct 05, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with litigation attorney Frank Weiss and intellectual property attorney Eric Beach as they discuss the details and importance of having commercial and cyber insurance for your business.

Welcome Brenda Meltebeke!

Sep 29, 2016
On September 29, Tonkon is holding a "Welcome Brenda Meltebeke" party! An after-work mix and mingle with drinks and hearty appetizers.

Tonkon Talks - Business Contracts 102 for Startups

Sep 07, 2016
Join Tonkon Torp lawyers David Myers and Michael Willes for Contracts 102, a continuation of an earlier Tonkon Talk about contracting for startups. This session will focus on the real effects that deceptively mundane contract terms can have on your operations, employee relations, and intellectual property. David and Michael will offer insights and flag pitfalls. Plus, there will be an extended Q&A so that attendees can put these tips into practice.

Tonkon Talks - Employment Law Q&A

Aug 03, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with labor and employment lawyers Clay Creps and Haley Miller Morrison as they host a Q&A session* on employer policies and best practices. Bring your burning questions and hot topics!

Tonkon Talks - Business Law 101 for Makers

Jun 01, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business lawyer Lauren Wallace and special guest Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie, startup mentor and co-founder of the online magazine, Built Oregon. Lauren and Terry will discuss the legal realities of making and selling.

2016 Labor & Employment Law Seminar

May 12, 2016
In our galaxy, not so far away, HR professionals must trust the Force and work with employees to resist the power of the dark side. Join Tonkon's Jedi masters and rebel heroes as they cover important changes and issues in the field of labor and employment law.

Tonkon Talks - Shaking the Tree: Capital-Raising Strategies for 2016

May 04, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown. Drea and Claire frequently help clients navigate legal issues related to fundraising, and will discuss: regulation crowdfunding, strategies for structuring investment rounds, and other vehicles for raising money.

Tonkon Torp 2016 Litigation Department Spring Party

Apr 14, 2016
Tonkon Torp's litigation department is hosting its Spring Party on April 14. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer, and appetizers while we mingle with litigation attorneys, judges, and others from the local legal community!

Tonkon Talks - Website Law for Start-Ups

Apr 06, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach as they discuss the basics of website law for start-ups. They will cover intellectual property issues impacting website creation and maintenance; trademark and domain name issues; negotiating website development and website hosting agreements; creation and use of website content, including third party creation and contribution; and website terms of use, privacy policies, and data collection.

To Be or Not to Be an Equity Crowdfunding Portal?

Mar 16, 2016
Equity crowdfunding for small investors will become a reality in May 2016, but can only be conducted through registered crowdfunding portals. Establishing a crowdfunding portal may offer an opportunity to assist start-up companies in raising capital, but there are significant regulatory and compliance challenges.

Tonkon Talks - Employee Handbooks for Start-Ups

Mar 02, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with labor and employment lawyers Clay Creps and Haley Miller Morrison who will discuss the importance of a well-constructed employee handbook.

A Women's Party in the Pearl!

Feb 04, 2016
Please join the women of Tonkon Torp for our "Tannins & Treats" event, an after-work party with wine, cocktails, desserts and hearty appetizers. This year we are hosting the event at our Pearl District annex in CENTRL Office.

Tonkon Talks - Business Contracts 101 for Start-ups

Feb 03, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney David Myers, litigator Michael Willes, and guest speaker Fritz Brumder (CEO and Co-Founder of Brandlive) as they discuss the basics of business contracts.

H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing

Jan 29, 2016
'Tis the season! (H-1B Cap season that is.) The government will start accepting H-1B cap subject petitions on April 1, 2016 (through April 7) for an October 1, 2016 start date. That means it's time to get started! Tonkon Torp's Immigration Practice Group invites you to join us for a discussion on how to get ahead and prepare for this year's H-1B Cap season.

Tonkon Talks - Dispute Resolution for Start-ups

Jan 06, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime session with business litigation attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and special guest speaker, Jason Bolt, entrepreneur and founder of Revant Optics and Society43.

"Pot in the Pearl" - A Tonkon Talk on the Legal Realities of Cannabusiness

Dec 02, 2015
Join us for a lunchtime session with business lawyers Tatiana Logan, Claire Brown, and Alex Tinker as they discuss the legal issues facing cannabis-based businesses in Oregon's newly legalized marijuana industry.

Tonkon Talks - Employment Law for Start-Ups

Nov 04, 2015
Join us for a lunchtime session with labor and employment lawyers Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori as they discuss the employment law issues that every start-up and growing business should keep in mind.

Environmental and Natural Resources Party

Oct 21, 2015
The Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys of Tonkon Torp invite you to join us for a festive seasonal gathering with other lawyers from the local environmental law community!

Tonkon Talks - Securities Issues for Startups

Oct 07, 2015
Join us for a lunchtime session with business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown. Drea and Claire frequently help clients navigate legal issues related to fundraising, and will discuss:why you should care about these laws when raising money; common fundraising terms and concepts; guidelines for pitching to investors. Drea and Claire will give a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different fundraising strategies. Bring your questions and your appetite for an interactive and nourishing midday break.

Immigration Recordkeeping Breakfast Briefing

Sep 25, 2015
Tonkon Torp's Immigration Practice Group invites you to join us for an informative and practical review of immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact businesses, HR professionals, and employers every day.

Tonkon Talks - Special Topics in Startup IP

Sep 02, 2015
Join us for a lunchtime session with intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Jay Huh. Chris and Jay will discuss" protecting your brand: trademark and domain management; confidentiality issues in investor and partner conversations; and trade secret versus patent protection.

Tonkon Talks - Funding! Cap Tables! Valuation! Oh my!

Jul 01, 2015
As you navigate the yellow brick road of raising money from investors, you need to learn the language of financing term sheets - like "redemption rights," "liquidation preferences," "preferred stock," and "drag-along rights." You also need to understand what a "Cap Table" is and how it works, including what "dilution" is and what it means to you and your investors.

Labor & Employment Law Seminar

May 21, 2015
In a post-apocalyptic workscape, an HR professional must save bullets for emergencies and find other ways to disable zombie employees who would otherwise eat valuable human capital. Stay on high alert while we cover recent changes and important issues in the field of labor and employment law.

Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Spring Party

Apr 02, 2015
Tonkon Torp's litigation department is hosting its Spring Party on April 2nd. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer, and appetizers while we mingle with litigation attorneys, judges, and others from the local legal community!

Buying or Selling a Website, Part 3 of our 3-Part Series on the Lifecycle of a Website

Nov 05, 2014
This session will focus on representations and warranties, assignments of domain names, potential exposure related to open source code in website software, and the IP/website due diligence process.

Dos and Don'ts for M&A Brokers

Oct 30, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Financial Services practice group is hosting a discussion of evolving deal structure limitations for unregistered M&A brokers under SEC no-action guidance and the recently proposed FINRA-lite registration option. This program will go from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM and include a casual reception with wine, beer and appetizers.

Environmental and Natural Resources Party

Oct 16, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys are hosting a festive gathering on October16th. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer and appetizers while we mingle with other envirnomental lawyers from the environmental law community!

Operating Your Website, Part 2 of our 3-Part Series on Website Law

Oct 14, 2014
This session will focus on the legal issues impacting the day-to-day operation of a business website, including what you need to know about selling goods, payment and processes, collecting information, SEO strategies and pitfalls, and data breach issues.

I Have an Idea! Now What?

Sep 30, 2014
Join us for a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully made the transition from great idea to actual company.

Developing Your Website, Part 1 of our 3-Part Series on Website Law

Sep 16, 2014
Join the Intellectual Property lawyers of Tonkon Torp for a review of the important legal issues that impact business owners with websites. Part one of our Website Law will cover: negotiating a website development agreement, intellectual property ownership, website terms of use and privacy policies, domain name and trademark issues, worldwide jurisdiction risks.

Crowdfunding- Where Are We Now? Part 3 of our "Show Me the Money!" Program for Start-Ups and Business Owners

Jun 11, 2014
Get the latest information on how companies are using crowdfunding, what's working, and how to avoid legal pitfalls. An interactive presentation on the changing landscape of fundraising, including a discussion of: crowdfunding from accredited investors, crowdfunding from the general public, and rewards-based crowdfunding.

Mix and Mingle with Environmental Consultant and Commercial Real Estate Broker Colleagues

Jun 05, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Us and Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys are hosting a mix and mingle social event on June 5th/ Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer and appetizers while we mix and mingle with our Environmental Consultant and Commercial Real Estate Broker colleagues!

Tax Breakfast Briefing - Choice of Entity in Oregon

May 28, 2014
Join us for a Breakfast Briefing on May 28th Choice of Entity in Oregon - how to navigate the conflicting tax incentives inherent in the ACA and Oregon's new tax rate on pass-through business income. What is the impact of the new tax laws on "Choice of Entity" decisions for an Oregon business? Learn how to navigate the conflicting tax incentives inherent in the ACA and Oregon's new tax rate on pass-through business income.

Been There, Done That! Part 2 of our "Show Me the Money!" Programs for Start-Ups and Business Owners

May 21, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group is hosting a free series of programs for start-ups and business owners which is focused on fundraising issues. Each program will go from 4 PM to 6 PM and include a casual reception with wine, beer and appetizers. The second seminar is "Been there, done that!" on Wednesday, May 21 featuring a panel of successful local entrepreneurs.

Labor & Employment Seminar

May 15, 2014
Circle 'round the chuck wagon for some breakfast vittles, then seat yourself down for some good ol' fashioned learnin'. You won't want to catnap when we cover these areas of the law: religious accommodation, pregnancy leave laws, retaliation issues, outside work activities, sick leave laws, ADA/FMLA review and update, working "off the clock", annual case law update, immigration law update, and the latest news on the Affordable Care Act.