Tonkon Torp Welcomes Three New Partners
Dec 16, 2014
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Ryan Bledsoe, Marco Materazzi, and Jeanette Schuster to the partnership, effective January 1, 2015. “Ryan, Marco and Jeanette are three fine examples of Tonkon Torp’s approach to expanding and strengthening the partnership,” said Michael Morgan, Managing Partner. “In addition to their proven legal skills, they are engaged in volunteer professional and community activities that enhance our profession and our region."
Jay Huh Helps Entrepreneurs Assess Their Startups
Dec 12, 2014
Jay Huh co-presented at a seminar for entrepreneurs and angel investors on December 11, 2014 at the Oregon Technology Business Center in Beaverton, Oregon. He and Steve Morris, Executive Director of OTBC, reviewed how startups can evaluate the health and status of their startup, identify potential mistakes and pitfalls, and prioritize next steps through use of a startup assessment checklist.
Tonkon Torp Adds Labor & Employment Lawyer
Dec 11, 2014
Lindsay Reynolds has joined the Labor & Employment practice at Tonkon Torp LLP, where she will represent employers on a variety of matters. A 2014 graduate, cum laude, of New England School of Law, Reynolds served as a law clerk at firms in Boston and Portland while earning her degree. She also was a legal intern for the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and the Department of Developmental Services in Boston.
Tonkon Torp Among Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms for a Decade
Dec 10, 2014
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s
2014 “Most Admired Companies” survey. The Business Journal’s
annual poll of Oregon CEOs asks them to identify the very best Oregon companies based on measures including product/service quality, supportive and inspiring work environments, and outstanding corporate citizenship. Since 2005, Tonkon Torp has consistently been among the top 10 in the “Most Admired” category of professional services, which includes legal, accounting, and staffing firms.
Palmer & Schmidt Discuss Private Offering Reforms, Including Crowdfunding
Dec 04, 2014
Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt recently gave a presentation on 2013 reforms regarding private offerings, including crowdfunding, to audit and tax partners and managers at the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP. The lawyers, members of Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Services practice groups, focused their remarks on the most effective and cost-efficient new ways for entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise capital.
Ballou Named to Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee
Dec 03, 2014
Vicki Ballou has been named to the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar. The OSB Intellectual Property Section hosts annual conferences, networking events and monthly continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics.
U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp in Many Practice Areas
Dec 02, 2014
The newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2015 edition of the “Best Law Firms” gives Tonkon Torp national ranking for five practice areas. The firm was again named among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Securities/Capital Markets Law and Tax Law.
Miller Demystifies Portland Harbor Superfund Site
Nov 25, 2014
Max Miller, Jr. shared information and perspective about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site at a recent Continuing Legal Education seminar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. He and another speaker discussed the law and history behind the Superfund site designation and offered insights about how the assessment of liability and the selection of the remedy may impact businesses in Portland.
Denton and Millender Discuss Equity Compensation for LLCs and Partnerships
Nov 24, 2014
On November 7, Justin Denton and Michael Millender, attorneys in Tonkon Torp’s Business Law Practice, spoke at the Oregon State Bar’s Business Law Section annual seminar, “Business Law 2014: From Private M&A to Cybersecurity and Privacy Law.” Their presentation focused on how limited liability companies and partnerships can structure equity compensation programs for key employees.
Creps Explains Portland Sick Leave Ordinance at State’s Annual Employment Law Conference
Nov 21, 2014
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps was a speaker at the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries’ (BOLI) annual employment law conference, held November 6 and 7, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center. Creps and a BOLI specialist shared the podium to discuss “Portland Protected Sick Time: What Employers Need to Know.”
Griffith Guides Women Business Leaders through a Legal Checkup
Nov 20, 2014
Women leaders who are growing their businesses heard a wealth of recommendations from Gwen Griffith and other experts at an October 28 seminar sponsored by Tonkon Torp, Key Bank and Geffen Mesher. Growing a Company that is Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: A Seminar for Women Business Leaders explored best practices related to leadership, legal issues, taxation and finance for a growing company. Griffith discussed the relationship between a company’s "health" and its "wealth."
Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Specialists Host Seminar for M&A Brokers
Nov 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services and Investment Management practice group hosted a seminar on October 30 to explain new rules that help keep M&A brokers out of trouble and out of having to register as a broker-dealer. The seminar was led by Tom Palmer, Tatiana Perry, and Jessica Morgan, the firm’s corporate finance and financial services specialists.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Elected to National ABA Committee
Nov 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigation partner Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Council of Appellate Lawyers, a section of the American Bar Association (ABA). Aoyagi practices complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation and trial court motions practice.
Palmer Moderates Panel on Board Oversight of Expansion into Asia
Nov 18, 2014
Tom Palmer moderated a recent roundtable discussion on the particular challenges of board oversight of companies hoping to penetrate Asian markets. The event was presented by the Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Special guests representing Northwest companies who are doing business in Asia discussed current problems and opportunities with the directors.
Griffith Reviews Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at Northwest CPA Conference
Nov 17, 2014
On November 3, Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation practice group, made a presentation on recent cases and rulings in federal taxation for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants at its annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference. This is the third consecutive year she has been invited to speak at the conference.
Brian Booth State Park Trail Map Released
Nov 14, 2014
In December 2013, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department introduced Brian Booth State Park along Highway 101 on the Oregon coast. Brian, a founding Tonkon Torp partner who passed away in 2012, was also the first chairperson of the original Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and a lifelong advocate for preserving Oregon’s natural beauty. The park named in his honor combines the former Ona Beach State Park and Beaver Creek State Park. A new park trail map has been recently released, outlining the 5-plus miles of trails within the park’s natural area.
Tonkon Torp’s Third Website Law Program Offers Advice about Buying or Selling a Website
Nov 13, 2014
On November 5th, Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property practice group held the final program in a three-part series offered to start-up companies developing or maintaining websites. The event, held at Tonkon’s downtown Portland office, featured attorneys Vicki Ballou, Eric Beach, Jay Huh, and Marco Materazzi speaking on topics related to buying and selling a website. Their presentation covered such issues as representations and warranties, assignment of domain names and related content, exposure related to open source code in website software, and due diligence.
Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Adds Two Lawyers
Nov 12, 2014
Sarah Villanueva and Michael Willes, two experienced trial attorneys, have joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP.
Villanueva was an Assistant Attorney General in the Oregon Dept. of Justice, where she developed litigation and appellate strategy and represented the state in state and federal appellate courts.
Griffith Speaks to Oregon Tax Practitioners about "Undoing" and "Unwinding" in Federal Tax Law
Nov 11, 2014
Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwendolyn Griffith, spoke at the October 31st IRS/Practitioners Forum held at the Oregon Convention Center. Griffith's presentation explored the options for tax practitioners when clients' tax actions do not match what the clients intended. She titled her talk, "Oops! My Client Didn't Mean to Do THAT--What Now?"
Corbett & Wilker Discuss “Big Data" Headaches
Nov 10, 2014
Sherrill Corbett and Steven Wilker were speakers at the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section's annual fall Continuing Legal Education event on October 22, 2014. They were among a group of attorneys and IT professionals addressing the topic, “Is Big Data Giving you a Big Headache?”
Wilker Explores Legal Issues Related to the Internet of Things and Drones
Nov 07, 2014
Steven Wilker recently spoke at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education seminar focused on legal ramifications of the technology behind the "Internet of Things and Drones." The "Internet of Things" refers to the development of everyday objects and appliances with network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
Mike Morgan Discusses Law Industry for Oregon Business Magazine
Nov 06, 2014
Mike Morgan was one of two attorneys interviewed in Oregon Business Magazine
for their recent "Powerlist: Law Firms" article. Oregon Business
writer Kim Moore spoke with Mike about Tonkon Torp, litigation, trends in immigration law, and new, growing areas of the law.
Michael Millender Explains Nexus for Tax Professionals
Nov 04, 2014
Business lawyer Michael Millender was a presenter at a National Business Institute continuing legal education seminar held October 28-29. The two-day seminar, Multi-State Business Tax for Pacific Northwest Practitioners
, provided attendees with a review of common tax challenges facing Pacific Northwest businesses, as well a survey of techniques to better assist companies who do business in neighboring states.
Tonkon Torp’s Colin Love-Geiger Joins Kids Community Learning Center Board
Oct 30, 2014
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Colin Love-Geiger has been elected to the board of directors of the Kids Community Learning Center, a nonprofit before and after school care organization in Northwest Portland.
Coaching New Lawyers on Business Law Fundamentals
Oct 28, 2014
Business lawyer James Hein and litigator Caroline Harris Crowne were presenters at the Oregon State Bar’s annual SuperSaturday CLE (Continuing Legal Education) event on October 25, 2014. Hosted by the Oregon New Lawyers Division of the OSB, the day-long event provides a variety of programs to help new lawyers earn required CLE credits.
Cronn Coaches CPAs on Business Growth Through Affiliation or Acquisition
Oct 21, 2014
Jeff Cronn spoke at the Oregon Society of CPAs’ annual Business & Industry Conference on October 17. In his talk, Jeff covered legal planning opportunities that a business owner might consider when looking at growing the business through affiliation with or acquisition of a separate business.
Tonkon Torp's Steven Wilker Joins Classroom Law Project Board
Oct 20, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker has been elected to the board of directors of Oregon’s Classroom Law Project, a nonprofit organization that brings civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools.
Tonkon Torp's Second Website Law Program Helps Entrepreneurs Address Day-to-Day Operations
Oct 17, 2014
On October 14th Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group held the second of three programs offered to start-up companies who are developing websites for their organizations.
Program hosts Steve Wilker, Eric Beach and Vicki Ballou spoke about the important and practical legal considerations of day-to-day operations of a business website, including selling goods via e-commerce and related payment processing/security issues; collecting information from website users; consequences of a data breach; and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and pitfalls.
Oregon Humanities Taps Jeff Cronn for Board of Directors
Oct 16, 2014
Jeffrey Cronn has been elected to the board of directors of Oregon Humanities. Cronn is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP, where he has chaired the firm's Business Department since 2008. His legal practice emphasizes merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, and a range of corporate and business matters.
Conable Offers Perspective on Commercial Litigation
Oct 15, 2014
Paul Conable, co-chair of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, is prominently featured in the current issue of the Portland Business Journal
and its related media. In the weekly newspaper’s October 10th issue, Conable answers questions about what writer Brandon Sawyer calls “the rancorous world of commercial lawsuits.”
Brian Booth Writers' Fund Officially Launched
Oct 14, 2014
Portland’s Literary Arts organization has publicly announced establishment of the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund, created in honor of the Tonkon Torp founding partner who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships.
Dallum Briefs Business Owners on Upcoming Election Issues
Oct 10, 2014
Rocky Dallum provided a pre-election overview of Oregon candidates and ballot measures at a meeting of small business owners on October 8, 2014 in Lake Oswego. He offered attendees his perspective on several public policy issues and how the November election results could affect their businesses in the months or years ahead.
Colin Love-Geiger Presents on Defending Wage Claims
Oct 09, 2014
Colin Love-Geiger recently gave a presentation on defending wage claims at a continuing legal education event hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association. The October 2, 2014 event was one of nine weekly seminars on employment law issues geared for newer attorneys.
Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Adds Associate
Oct 08, 2014
Alex Tinker has joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP. Prior to graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014, Tinker worked as a summer associate for Tonkon Torp. He also served as a Judicial Extern for Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty, Senior United States District Judge.
Rabbino Moderates Panel Discussion on Contaminated Site Cleanups
Oct 07, 2014
David Rabbino moderated an October 2nd panel discussion at the Re-Using Contaminated Land educational conference in Seattle, WA. The panel explored options available to site owners for supplementing direct cleanup costs, including cost-recovery from prior owners, insurance claims, and government assistance programs.
Albina Head Start Renames Building to Honor Owen Blank
Oct 02, 2014
When Owen Blank recently helped Albina Head Start (AHS) to secure a stronger financial position through a series of complex debt retirement and real estate transactions, he did it on a pro bono basis, as he has for nearly two decades. This week, AHS honored Owen for his years of pro bono legal and business counsel by putting his name on one of its classroom buildings.
Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Group Hosts Panel Seminar
Sep 30, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services group held a panel seminar, "I Have an Idea? Now What?", on September 30. Leon Simson brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs for the event and moderated the discussion on how to get from concept to company.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors CCA Hero Gala
Sep 29, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) annual Hero Gala on September 27. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with his wife Joanne and several Tonkon Torp attorneys.
Wilker & Gordon Discuss their U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Sep 26, 2014
At a recent legal affairs event in Portland, Tonkon Torp litigators Corbett Gordon and Steven Wilker shared their experiences of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hosted by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, the event was titled “Behind the Curtain: Inside the U.S. Supreme Court” and featured presentations of famous cases by legal professionals in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Expands
Sep 25, 2014
Melina LaMorticella has joined the Business Immigration practice group at Tonkon Torp LLP. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, she practiced immigration law for several years at a boutique firm in Portland. LaMorticella represents regional and international companies in a wide variety of employment-based immigration and naturalization matters, from labor certifications and naturalizations to extraordinary ability petitions. Tonkon Torp associate, Matthew Joseph, has also joined the Business Immigration practice group. Joseph has been a member of the firm’s Business department for two years, since his graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2012.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marriage Equality CLE
Sep 25, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the OSB Diversity Section CLE "Marriage Equality: Looking Back, Looking Forward" CLE on September 25. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity Task Force.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors "A Gathering of Good"
Sep 25, 2014
On September 25, Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, Vice Chair of the MFS board of directors.
Lawyers Discuss Business Entity Choices at Bend Event
Sep 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender were presenters last week at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event in Bend, Oregon, hosted by the OSB Business Law Section. They discussed choice of legal entity issues and tax implications in light of impending changes to Oregon tax law.
Griffith Covers Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at OSB Luncheon
Sep 23, 2014
Gwendolyn Griffith presented "Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings" at the September monthly luncheon of the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar. The presentation addressed cases and rulings from basic income concepts to technical partnership, corporate and international tax issues. Griffith is a regular speaker at the luncheon series, designed to keep tax professionals up-to-date on tax law and practice.
Rabbino Discusses Practical Strategies for Environmental Cleanup
Sep 22, 2014
David Rabbino spoke at the 2014 Oregon Environmental Cleanup Conference in Portland about practical considerations involved in moving a site through environmental cleanup. After outlining the basic steps of a cleanup project, David explored considerations about weighing residual risk versus thoroughness of cleanup for Federal and State lead sites, funding mechanisms to evaluate to potentially cover cleanup costs, and timing concerns.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Sep 22, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) in September. Jon Stride, an OSPF board member, organized the donation; Ryan Bledsoe is also an OSPF board member.
Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding
Sep 18, 2014
Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a relatively new term for raising capital for a company or a business idea by obtaining funds from a wide group of people, usually using the internet.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors NIPPC Annual Meeting
Sep 15, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Energy practice group sponsored the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) in Union, Washington. The meeting, held September 14-16, featured many industry leaders and shapers of national and regional energy policy.
Tonkon Torp Hosts WiE Workshop
Sep 10, 2014
On September 10, Tonkon Torp hosted Women in Environment's (WiE) sold out communication skills workshop. Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, led by WiE member Jeanette Schuster, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Tonkon Torp to Host Website Law Series for Entrepreneurs
Sep 09, 2014
Tonkon Torp Earns Designation as Oregon State Bar "Partner in Sustainability"
Sep 08, 2014
The Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section has recognized Tonkon Torp as a “Partner in Sustainability.” The Section created the “Partners in Sustainability Program” in 2012 in order to encourage law firms of all sizes to adopt sustainable office practices and to honor those firms that satisfy the Section’s criteria for sustainable office practices.
Gordon Offers Nonprofit Employers Advice on Effective Employee Supervision
Sep 04, 2014
Corbett Gordon recently spoke to an audience of nonprofit organization managers in Twisp, Washington about how to supervise employees in an effective manner that avoids legal problems. She provided an in-depth look at supervision issues that arise throughout the employee lifecycle including pre-hire, hiring, onboarding, ongoing management/supervision, and termination.
5 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year
Aug 29, 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2015 has named five attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as 2015 Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey. Named Portland’s Lawyer of the Year 2015 for their practice areas are: Bruce G. Berning, Banking and Finance Law; Ronald L. Greenman, Corporate Law; William F. Martson, Jr., Litigation - Banking and Finance; Thomas P. Palmer, Corporate Governance Law; and Kenneth D. Stephens, Securities Regulation.
Delano & Brown Explain Securities Law Exemptions for Oregon Solar Energy Cooperatives
Aug 27, 2014
Duncan Delano and Claire Brown were speakers at an August 1st event to help solar energy stakeholders understand Oregon's new securities registration exemption for renewable energy cooperatives. The exemption was passed in March of this year, but will not be effective until Oregon's securities regulator finalizes rules governing the exemption.
Frank Weiss Joins Mt. Scott Learning Center Board
Aug 26, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Frank Weiss has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mt. Scott Learning Center. Weiss is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation including insurance coverage disputes.
Jackson Lewis Offers Asset Protection Advice to Downsizing Seniors
Aug 25, 2014
Estate planning lawyer Jackson Lewis was a speaker at an August 14 conference, “The Upside of Downsizing,” designed to help seniors and their adult children plan and carry out a successful transition to a new living environment. Lewis spoke about how to protect hard-earned assets by planning ahead for life’s events.
Mark Cushing Speaks at AVMA Panel on Veterinarian Supply
Aug 22, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Mark Cushing took part in an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) panel on “Veterinary Oversupply: Issues and Ethics." Veterinary industry magazine DVM360 posted a recap of the panel, "Too Many Veterinarians? AVMA Panel Tackles Hot Topic," on their website. The article highlights the key points and arguments of each panelist.
Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to Prestigious List
Aug 20, 2014
Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 40 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of years.
Tonkon Torp Hosts WSU Carson College of Business
Aug 20, 2014
On August 19, Tonkon Torp welcomed Washington State University's Carson College of Business for a reception with Interim Dean David Whidbee.
James Hein Reviews Choice of Business Form for NBI Seminar
Aug 20, 2014
On August 19, James Hein was an instructor at the National Business Institute's LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and Maintain seminar. He discussed key considerations impacting choice of business form for his presentation at the continuing legal education program. The National Business Institute (NBI) seminar was designed for attorneys, CPAs and other business advisors and managers.
Tonkon Torp Turns 40
Aug 19, 2014
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Tonkon Torp. Managing Partner Mike Morgan, who has been with the firm all 40 years (and, coincidentally, is celebrating his own birthday today!), sent out the following message to the entire firm.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Youth Progress Golf Tournament
Aug 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Fourth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 18. Youth Progress is a nonprofit, independent living organization that provides Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community members since 1964.
Tonkon Torp’s Dan Skerritt Named One of Oregon’s Top 10 Super Lawyers
Aug 18, 2014
Tonkon Torp trial attorney Daniel Skerritt has been named one of Oregon’s Top 10 Lawyers by Super Lawyers
. Super Lawyers
are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the nomination and peer evaluation of potential Super Lawyers
include education and employment background, experience, representative clients, pro bono and community service, and honors and awards.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park Conservancy Marathon
Aug 18, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the annual Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) Marathon held August 16. The marathon was a fundraiser for the park, the largest urban forest in the United States.
Diversity Task Force Sponsors OMLA Annual Auction
Jul 31, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) 15th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on July 31.
Tonkon Torp’s Business Department Welcomes New Associate
Jul 22, 2014
Jay Huh has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the firm’s Business Department. Huh most recently practiced corporate law with Sidley Austin LLP in Palo Alto, California, where he provided counsel and transaction services to domestic and foreign technology-related and life sciences companies at various stages of development.
Tonkon Torp Government Relations Practice Adds Lawyer
Jul 21, 2014
Rocky Dallum has joined the highly regarded Government Relations and Public Policy practice group at Tonkon Torp. Dallum, who previously worked in Oregon politics, returns to his roots with a business law degree and nearly five years of experience as in-house counsel at a large, public manufacturing company in Idaho. There, he advised business clients on general corporate matters, labor and employment law, and mergers and acquisitions.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jazz Festival
Jul 21, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, which ran July 18 through July 20. The festival was put on by the Jazz Society of Oregon.
Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at Annual Immigration Conference
Jul 18, 2014
Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group, was a panel participant at the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Boston last month. Three speakers addressed the topic of "Top Mistakes in Employment-Based Practice."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Easter Seals Golf Tournament
Jul 15, 2014
Tonkon Torp was an "Eagle Sponsor" at Easter Seals of Oregon's "Send a Kid to Camp" Golf Tournament on July 14. Kurt Ruttum was the organizing attorney for this event and participated in the tournament along with Bob Carey, Jessica Morgan, and Tatiana Perry.
2014 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Jul 09, 2014
Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been named to the national 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, including three partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide. Bankruptcy authority Albert Kennedy and commercial litigator Daniel Skerritt were again named to the Top 50 list, while Intellectual Property attorney David Aman joins them in the Top 50 for the first time.
Max Miller Named Vice Chair of RACC Executive Committee
Jul 08, 2014
Tonkon Torp environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been elected Vice Chair of the Regional Arts & Culture Council's (RACC) Executive Committee for the 2014-2015 term. Max has been a member of the RACC board of directors since 2009 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2010.
Al Kennedy Discusses Archdiocese Bankruptcy Case Issues
Jul 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was a panelist at a recent presentation on the precedent-setting Portland Archdiocese bankruptcy cases that were adjudicated in 2007. The event was hosted by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Jul 01, 2014
On July 12, Tonkon Torp hosted Third Rail Repertory Theatre for a donor and cast party. Ava Schoen, a Third Rail board member, was the attorney in charge of this event. Ava Schoen, a Third Rail board member, was the attorney in charge of this event.
Tonkon Torp’s Jeff Bradford Joins Federal Bar Association Board
Jun 30, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Bradford has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), Oregon Chapter. Bradford is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on breach of contract actions and business ownership disputes.
Colin Love-Geiger Offers Tips for Using Technology in Court
Jun 27, 2014
Colin Love-Geiger gave a presentation on the use of technology in the courtroom at the annual convention of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel on June 20, 2014. The hands-on session provided information and an opportunity for litigators to become more skilled at using technology to communicate their messages to judges and jurors in simple, yet powerful ways.
Tonkon Torp Hosts “Show Me the Money” Primers for Entrepreneurs
Jun 27, 2014
Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently hosted the final program in its “Show Me the Money” series, designed to help start-up companies understand funding issues in connection with the launch and growth of their businesses. The event focused on how to use crowdfunding and other general solicitation tools to raise funds without running afoul of securities laws. Tonkon Torp lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown discussed crowdfunding from accredited investors and the general public, as well as rewards-based crowdfunding.
Tonkon Torp Hosts BCA for Meeting and Art Tour
Jun 26, 2014
On June 25, Tonkon Torp hosted Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) for a reception and tour of the art in our offices. Tom Palmer, a member of the BCA board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the event.
Neuman Discusses Wells with Portland Realtors
Jun 26, 2014
Jan Neuman spoke to realtors in Oregon City and East Multnomah County about water wells at Stewart Title educational sessions held on June 3 and June 24. Jan provided an overview and covered common questions about domestic wells on rural and suburban property.
Steven Wilker Discusses No-Fly Ruling on Local News
Jun 25, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Steven Wilker was interviewed on KGW and KOIN about yesterday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ordering the government to change their rules and procedures regarding the no-fly list. Steven appeared in his capacity as an ACLU of Oregon attorney; he is local counsel working with the National ACLU and several other affiliates on the case.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors YRJ CLE
Jun 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp was lead sponsor at the "Kids for Cash" ethics CLE put on by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on June 23. The sponsorship was organized by Gwen Griffith, YRJ Board President.
Denton Provides Perspective to Auto Dealers on Buy-Sell Issues
Jun 20, 2014
Tonkon Torp co-sponsored the 2014 Northwest Dealership Seminar held on June 18 in Lake Oswego, OR. At the event, Justin Denton participated on a panel along with three other industry experts to discuss pressing Buy-Sell developments.
Tonkon Torp Hosts GPCA for Training
Jun 19, 2014
On June 18, Tonkon Torp hosted the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA) for a registered investor advisor training session. Around 20 people attended the training which was presented by Tatiana Perry and Jessica Morgan.
Petersen and Delano Discuss PURPA with Oregon’s Solar Industry
Jun 16, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored the Solar Oregon Solar Now! University on June 13 in Hillsboro, OR. During the event, David Petersen and Duncan Delano gave a presentation on “Requiring Utilities to Buy Solar Power under PURPA.”
Corbett & Wilker Deliver Primer on Data Security and Breach Response
Jun 13, 2014
Sherrill Corbett and Steven Wilker presented a June 12 Continuing Legal Education seminar on the hot topic of data security and breach response for members of the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
David Forman Moderates Panel on Making the Most of Investing Situations
Jun 12, 2014
Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services group was a program sponsor for the Angel Capital Association’s Northwest Regional Meeting held in Portland on June 4. David Forman moderated a panel discussion during which seasoned angels shared their experience with a variety of investing situations.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Northwest Art Council for Meeting and Art Tour
Jun 11, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the Northwest Art Council of the Portland Art Museum for their annual meeting and a tour of the art in our offices on June 10. Ingolf Noto, Tom Palmer, and Joe Voboril led Tonkon's involvement with the event and chaperoned our roughly 65 guests on the art tour.
Creps Explains Ins and Outs of Portland Sick Leave Policy
Jun 10, 2014
Labor & employment lawyer Clay Creps was a faculty speaker at a June 4 webcast to employers on Portland’s “Protected Sick Time" Ordinance, which went into effect on January 1, 2014.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OMLA's IMAGE Program
Jun 09, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of OMLA's second annual IMAGE (Inspiring Minority Attorneys Towards Growth and Excellence) Program on June 6.
Environmental & Natural Resources Group Hosts Annual Tryon Creek Ivy Pull
Jun 09, 2014
On June 7, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted their fifth annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, including Tonkon attorneys, summer associates, staff members and extra-firm colleagues.
Seven Tonkon Torp Practices Recognized in 2014 by Chambers USA
Jun 09, 2014
Seven Tonkon Torp practice groups have earned recognition in the newly released 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Corbett Gordon Presents to PSU Students
Jun 04, 2014
Corbett Gordon gave a presentation on June 3 to the Human Resource Capstone Seminar class for senior level human resource students at Portland State University. The presentation covered the topic of religious accommodation in the workplace.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA Alice Awards
Jun 01, 2014
On May 31, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) 2014 Alice Awards. The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Literary Arts
Jun 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Literary Arts, a nonprofit with the mission of engaging readers, supporting writers, and inspiring the next generation with great literature. Tom Palmer organized the contribution, which was made in tribute to Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth, who helped found Literary Arts.
Turid Owren and Haley Bjerk Present at PSU
May 31, 2014
Turid Owren and Haley Bjerk gave a presentation to Portland State University international students on May 14. This is the third successive year the PSU Office of International Affairs - International Student Services has invited the Tonkon Torp Immigration group to speak to students.
Wilker Shares U.S. Supreme Court Argument at American Constitution Society Event
May 30, 2014
Litigator Steven Wilker was guest speaker at a May 20 luncheon hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) in Portland.
Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Talk Law Careers with PSU Students
May 29, 2014
On May 28, Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke about careers in business law to a group of undergraduate accounting majors at Portland State University.
Tonkon Torp Tax Group Holds Breakfast Briefing
May 29, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Tax practice group held a breakfast briefing presentation for local CPAs, clients, and contacts on the subject of "Choice of Entity in Oregon."
Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Employment Law Seminar
May 29, 2014
Lawyers in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders at the firm’s annual employment law seminar on May 15 at the Oregon Zoo.
Marmaduke Discusses Impact of Landmark Civil Rights Decision
May 27, 2014
Tonkon Torp founding partner, Don Marmaduke, participated in a special Oregon State Bar seminar marking the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark civil rights decision, Brown v. Board of Education Topeka.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Multnomah CourtCare
May 26, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor of the 11th Annual CourtCare Campaign which ran through May 23. Volunteers of America Oregon operates CourtCare in a converted jury room in the downtown Multnomah County Courthouse, and in the new East Multnomah County Courthouse.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors FBA Dinner
May 23, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Federal Bar Association's annual dinner on May 22. Chris Pallanch is on the board of directors for the FBA's Oregon Chapter and played a key role in planning and promoting this year's dinner.
Second “Show Me the Money” Event Attracts Entrepreneurs
May 23, 2014
Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group hosted the second of three programs designed to help start-up companies understand funding issues in connection with the launch and growth of their businesses. The program featured a panel of successful entrepreneurs who navigated their businesses from start-up to exit.
Rabbino Lends Expertise to Discussions at Oregon Brownfields Conference
May 22, 2014
David Rabbino joined other professionals in the environmental arena at the 2014 Oregon Brownfields Conference in Salem, Oregon on May 13 and 14. Rabbino moderated a panel discussion on the unique financing challenges for redevelopment of brownfield sites compared to other properties. He also participated in a panel discussion on the role that existing or historical liability insurance policies can play in helping pay for a brownfield’s redevelopment at both the investigation and cleanup stages.
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Adds Lawyer
May 21, 2014
Kwang-yi Ger Gale has joined the Business Immigration practice group at Tonkon Torp LLP. Ger Gale comes to Tonkon Torp with more than a decade of experience practicing immigration law for firms in Southern California and Seattle, Washington. She handles complex immigration matters on behalf of companies in industries ranging from technology to manufacturing to consumer products, and she represents clients appearing before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Celebrate Trade" Event
May 20, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Celebrate Trade Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corp Scholarship Gala on May 19. The proceeds from gala sponsorships will be used to fund the Oregon Consular Corps International Relations Scholarships.
Tonkon Torp Hosts OADC Seminar
May 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) for an educational seminar on May 16.
Rick Martson Participates in Pro Bono Panel
May 19, 2014
Rick Martson was a panelist at the seminar "Pathways to Justice: Federal Pro Bono Panel Helps Meet Legal Needs," held May 16 in Eugene.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Washington State University Meeting
May 19, 2014
On May 17, Tonkon Torp hosted Washington State University for a meeting of their Honors College Advisory Board.
Bob Carey Presents on Background Investigations at OSCPA Conference
May 12, 2014
On May 9, Bob Carey presented at the 2014 Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) Construction Industry Conference. Bob's topic was "Background Investigations and Social Media in the Workplace."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Celebrate Hope" Gala
May 12, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the May 9 "Celebrate Hope" Gala hosted by Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO). PRO is a nonprofit focusing on improving the quality of life in the Parkinson's community, through peer support and empowerment through information.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Le Monde Iron Chef Event
May 12, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School for their annual Iron Chef fundraiser on May 10.
Cronn Adds M&A Lawyer’s Perspective to Seminar on Business Transitions
May 09, 2014
Jeff Cronn was a panelist at a May 7 seminar on business transition planning, hosted by Key Bank. Cronn discussed legal issues that should be considered in the pre-deal stage in order to enhance and preserve the value of a business to be sold.
Materazzi Gives Tips for Smooth Transition in Buying or Selling a Business
May 05, 2014
Marco Materazzi was an instructor at an April 28 continuing legal education course on buying and selling small to mid-size businesses. He spoke about the critical considerations that help to create smooth transitions, including assembling a professional advisory team, preparing for and performing legal and financial due diligence, and taking steps prior to the sale process to increase value and reduce risk.
Tonkon Torp Donates to PNCA
May 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), to help fund and sponsor their MFA thesis exhibitions.
Stafford Appointed to County Sustainability Advisory Committee
May 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee A. Stafford has been appointed to serve a two-year term on Multnomah County’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation The Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation is a citizen commission that provides advice and advocacy on sustainability issues affecting the community, environment and economy.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Startup Weekend
Apr 30, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group sponsored the Portland Startup Weekend which ran from April 25 through April 27. The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Tonkon Torp Practice Group Supports Businesses Seeking Benefit Company Status
Apr 29, 2014
Tonkon Torp business lawyers have formed a practice group specializing in helping Oregon business owners obtain formal registration as a Benefit Company. The registration reflects a company’s commitment to a triple bottom line of social responsibility, economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors, Leon Simson Speaks at NW Bankruptcy Institute
Apr 28, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a "Reception Sponsor" at the Northwest Bankruptcy Institute on April 25 in Seattle, Washington. The annual Institute was sponsored by the Oregon and Washington State Bar.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PSU HRMA Event
Apr 25, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment practice group sponsored the annual fundraiser event held by the Portland State University Human Resources Management Association (PSU HRMA) on April 24. Corbett Gordon attended the event and also organized the sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PSU Real Estate Conference
Apr 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 9th Annual Real Estate Conference hosted by Portland State University on April 23.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Classroom Law Project Dinner
Apr 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 23 Annual Legal Citizen of the Year Dinner, hosted by the Classroom Law Project (CLP). Paul Conable, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
Navigating the Rules of Serving on Nonprofit Organization Boards
Apr 21, 2014
Shouka Rezvani, who chairs Tonkon Torp’s Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities practice group, was joined by two other Portland lawyers in a recent presentation on the rules and potential traps related to serving on nonprofit boards. The April 8, 2014 seminar was hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association.
Tonkon Torp Hosts, Sponsors Breakfast of Champions
Apr 21, 2014
On April 18, Tonkon Torp hosted the Partners in Diversity for their Breakfast of Champions. Tonkon's Diversity Task Force helped to sponsor the event. The mission of Partners in Diversity is to partner with Oregon and southwest Washington member employers to attract and retain professionals of color.
David Weiler and Justin Denton Speak at JRCLS Panel
Apr 18, 2014
David Weiler moderated a panel of four attorneys at the April 17 spring luncheon meeting of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS). David is a member of the JRCLS Portland Chapter board of directors. The panel, which featured Justin Denton, discussed giving back to the community and finding balance in life and the law.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Susan G. Komen Luncheon
Apr 18, 2014
On April 17, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Susan G. Komen 8th Annual Lunch for the Cure. Jessica Morgan and Tatiana Perry organized the sponsorship and Tonkon's attendance at the event. The lunch was a sold-out, record-breaking event, exceeding the fundraising goal and garnering more than $302,000.00.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Luncheon
Apr 18, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor at Basic Rights Oregon's second annual Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon on April 17.
Palmer Discusses M&A Trends
Apr 17, 2014
Tom Palmer was one of three corporate finance attorneys from around the country invited to participate on a panel discussion of recent merger and acquisition trends. Palmer chairs Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance practice group and is also a member of the Entrepreneurial Services practice group.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN's Angel Oregon Spring Showcase
Apr 17, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) Angel Oregon Spring Showcase on April 16. The showcase featured the three finalists from the Angel Oregon Investment Program and introduced attendees to Oregon's "most exciting" early-stage companies-from consumer goods to biotech to cleantech to software.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Photolucida Show
Apr 17, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored Photolucida's "Then. Now. Here" slideshow and fundraiser on April 16. Anna Sortun coordinated the sponsorship and is on the Photolucida board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Hosts WSU Foundation
Apr 17, 2014
On April 16, Tonkon Torp hosted the Washington State University Foundation for their campaign reception with President's Associates, Legacy Associates, and donors.
Corbett Gordon Presents to PSU Students
Apr 16, 2014
Corbett Gordon gave a Q&A on April 15 to the Human Resource Capstone Seminar class for senior level human resource students at Portland State University.
Tonkon Torp Offers “Show Me the Money” Series for New Business Founders
Apr 16, 2014
On April 23, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group held the first program in their three-part "Show Me the Money" seminar series for business owners and start-ups. This first program was titled "Meet the Funders" and featured a panel discuss with representatives from the funding sector.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA Benefit Gala
Apr 14, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) TADA! Benefit Gala on April 12. Kristin Bremer Moore, a PICA board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
Tonkon Torp Supports YWCA Inspire Luncheon
Apr 09, 2014
On April 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the YWCA of Greater Portland's board of directors and major contributors for a brunch reception at Tonkon Torp. The reception preceded YWCA's annual Inspire Luncheon, at which Tonkon Torp was also a sponsor.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA WinterSmash
Apr 07, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 5 WinterSmash bowling fundraiser put on by the Multnomah Bar Association.
Portland Litigator Argues at U.S. Supreme Court
Apr 04, 2014
It isn’t every day that a Portland attorney has the opportunity to argue a First Amendment issue at the U.S. Supreme Court. For Steven Wilker, a partner and litigator at Tonkon Torp LLP, that day occurred last week. Wilker presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on an issue of balancing free speech and Presidential security.
Tonkon Torp Renews Membership and Sponsorship with BCA
Apr 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp renewed its membership with Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA) for 2014 and also became a sponsor of the 2014 Art of Leadership program again. The BCA works to connect business and the arts to strengthen Oregon's culture and economy.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Portland Piano International
Apr 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Portland Piano International (PPI), a nonprofit formed in 2005 dedicated to presenting excellence in piano performance and to educating and enriching our community through outreach.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Apr 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). The OJCF has been working since 1989 to facilitate a culture of giving and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to safeguard the quality of Jewish communal life in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Center for Cyber Excellence
Apr 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation supporting the development of the Oregon Center for Cyber Excellence, an organization being put together by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) Foundation.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Third Rail Repertory Theatre Production
Mar 31, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a co-sponsor of Midsummer, a modern romantic comedy with songs produced by Third Rail Repertory Theatre.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2014 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
Mar 27, 2014
Tonkon Torp and its Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group were Program sponsors of the 2014 Oregon Book Awards ceremony held in Portland on March 17. The Oregon Book Awards celebrate the state's most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature.
Aoyagi Speaks at MBA CLE on Internal Law Firm Privilege
Mar 20, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi recently participated in a continuing legal education seminar through the Multnomah Bar Association on the topic of internal law firm privilege in Oregon. Aoyagi spoke on a panel with two other lawyers, addressing the intricacies of attorney-client privilege in the context of the Crimson Trace mandamus action currently pending in the Oregon Supreme Court.
Mark Cushing Hosts Senator Merkley
Mar 20, 2014
Mark Cushing hosted Senator Jeff Merkley for a lunchtime fundraiser gathering on March 20.
Working “Off the Clock” in the Smart Phone Age
Mar 19, 2014
On March 6, Colin Love-Geiger gave a presentation on "Working Off the Clock” at a seminar for human resources professionals and attorneys. Noting that smart phones and tablets offer the ability for employees to perform work anywhere, anytime, Colin addressed what constitutes "work," when it is necessary for an employer to pay non-exempt employees for time spent outside normal working hours, and how to ensure that all time is properly recorded and compensated.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Tom Hughes Reception
Mar 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the Friends of Tom Hughes for a reception on March 19.
Tonkon Torp Hosts NYU Law Alumni Social
Mar 18, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted a group of NYU Law alumni and admitted students for a social and networking event on March 18.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Newberg Rotary Event
Mar 15, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored the Newberg Rotary "Wine & Adventure Red Carpet Auction" on March 15.
Shouka Rezvani Discusses Effective Bylaws Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
Mar 14, 2014
Shouka Rezvani facilitated a discussion at the March 13 “Nonprofit Law Un CLE: Tips From Pros and Practitioners” hosted by Oregon Women Lawyers and the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. Shouka led a lively discussion on the topic of how to write nonprofit bylaws that solve more problems than they cause.
Tonkon Torp Hosts ACLU for "Tinker Tour"
Mar 14, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon for a stop on a speaking tour featuring Mary Beth Tinker discussing the 1969 landmark ACLU Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Girls Inc. Power of the Purse Event
Mar 14, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a Patron sponsor at the March 14 Power of the Purse event put on by Girls Inc. Turid Owren, the 2012 secretary and director of Girls Inc.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OWLS Awards Dinner
Mar 14, 2014
On March 14, Tonkon Torp was a Gold Sponsor at the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, hosted by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS).
Rabbino Shares Perspectives on Environmental Insurance Issues
Mar 12, 2014
Environmental law attorney David Rabbino was a featured presenter as well as a panelist at a March 10, 2014 Environmental Law Education Center CLE on Environmental Insurance. He spoke about strategies for collecting insurance proceeds from dissolved corporations and participated in a panel discussion about significant insurance coverage issues in the Portland Harbor.
Tonkon Torp Hosts OSPF Reception
Mar 12, 2014
On March 12, Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) for a reception. Jon Stride, a trustee and treasurer on the OSPF board, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Share Information About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules
Mar 10, 2014
Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, made a presentation to Oregon Executive MBA students on the topic of raising capital through “crowdfunding” and general solicitation. Their remarks focused on how to take advantage of business equity financing mechanisms without running afoul of existing securities laws.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Dorchester Conference
Mar 09, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a presidential sponsor at the March 7-9, 50th anniversary Dorchester Conference, held in Seaside, Oregon.
Rock & Roll Camp Taps Atchison for Board Position
Mar 06, 2014
Rachael Atchison has been elected to the Board of Directors of Portland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Atchison is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Law practice group, where she works on a variety of matters including securities regulation and issues related to the financial services industry. An accomplished guitarist and song writer, she is co-founder of a band that has performed throughout the United States.
Tonkon Torp Hosts AthletesTouch Portland Meeting
Mar 06, 2014
On March 6, Tonkon Torp hosted AthletesTouch for the inaugural meeting of their Portland branch.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Night of Excellence"
Mar 06, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at the March 6 "Night of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate," a celebration presented by CAB (Commercial Association of Brokers), NAIOP, and SIOR.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Renewable Northwest Project Event
Mar 06, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Renewable Northwest Project's (RNP) 20th anniversary party on March 6.
ACLU of Oregon Honors 5 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Mar 04, 2014
Five Tonkon Torp lawyers were honored last weekend at the annual Liberty Dinner, a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU). Steven Wilker, Owen Blank, Paul Conable, Gwen Griffith and James Hein were recognized for their volunteer work as ACLU cooperating attorneys during 2013.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors All Hands Raised Event
Mar 04, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored the annual All Hands Raised roast dinner on March 4.
Tatiana Perry Offers Data Protection & Security Tips to Business Professionals
Mar 03, 2014
Tatiana Perry addressed members of Oregon Women Lawyers, the Oregon Bankers Association and the Oregon Society of CPAs at a February event titled, “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Positive Paranoia in Light of Target’s Privacy Fiasco.”
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Freshwater Trust Gala
Mar 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Freshwater Trust's 31st Annual Gala and Auction on February 28. Jan Neuman filled Tonkon Torp's table at the event and attended along with Kurt Ruttum and others. The Freshwater Trust works to builds and implement the tools and methods that can accelerate improvements of freshwater ecosystems. Jan is a member of the Trust's board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Ride Connection Gala
Mar 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored the February 28 gala held by Ride Connection. Drew Hagedorn organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. Ride Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Classic Wine Auction
Mar 01, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the March 1 Classic Wine Auction.
Turid Owren and Blerina Kotori Speak at Reed College
Feb 28, 2014
Turid Owren moderated, and Blerina Kotori participated in, a panel entitled Women in Law, held at Reed College's Working Weekend this February.
Jeanette Schuster Moderates Panel Webinar on CERCLA-Related Court Decisions
Feb 27, 2014
On behalf of the ABA Business Law Section's Environmental Committee, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster presented and moderated a panel discussion at a February 19 webinar on “Real Environmental Concerns in Real Property and Business Transactions.” She discussed impacts of potential CERCLA liability in light of recent court decisions.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Youth Progress' Soup Smackdown
Feb 27, 2014
Tonkon Torp sponsored the "Soup Smackdown" event held by Youth Progress on February 26. Claire Brown led Tonkon's involvement with the event and was recently made a member of the Youth Progress board of directors. Youth Progress was established in 1964 and provides day treatment and residential living programs as well as an accredited learning center for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24.
Aoyagi Named Oregon State Chair of The Council of Appellate Lawyers
Feb 26, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been appointed to serve as Oregon State Chair for the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL). CAL is the only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country. Its mission is to foster dialogue among state and federal appellate lawyers and judges to improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among appellate bar associations.
David Petersen Featured in Solar Oregon Newsletter
Feb 26, 2014
David Petersen was profiled in a recent edition of Solar Oregon's monthly newsletter. David is a member of the Solar Oregon board of directors.
Cronn & Materazzi Address Corporate Social Responsibility Questions
Feb 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp business lawyers Jeff Cronn and Marco Materazzi recently presented a continuing legal education seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting (CSR).
Cronn and Materazzi examined why companies engage in CSR reporting, and standards and examples of such reporting. They also addressed the impact of Oregon’s new benefit company legislation.
Immigration Practice Group Sponsors International Film Festival
Feb 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF). The festival ran from February 6 to February 22. Alan Perkins, treasurer for the International Law Section, helped organize the sponsorship. As part of Tonkon's contribution, the firm was also acknowledged at the February 18 PIFF social hour.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OHBA Award Dinner
Feb 24, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 21 Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award Dinner held by the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association. Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force organized the sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Friends of the Children Bowl-a-Thon
Feb 24, 2014
On February 22, Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Friends of the Children (FOTC) Bowl-a-Thon. The Bowl-a-Thon is an annual fundraiser supporting FOTC's mission of providing vulnerable children with a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor.
Sherrill Corbett Gives Business Sale Presentation
Feb 20, 2014
On February 19, Sherrill Corbett gave a presentation, organized by Key Bank, titled "Getting Your Ducks in a Row" to an audience of business owners. She discussed the business sale process, advising business owners on how to obtain and preserve the maximum value in the event of selling their business.
Tonkon Torp Purchases Table at CEJ Lunch
Feb 20, 2014
Tonkon Torp purchased a table at the February 19 Annual Awards Luncheon held by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). Darcy Norville, a CEJ board member, worked to fill Tonkon's table and attended along with nine other Tonkon attorneys.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Women in Environment
Feb 20, 2014
On February 19, Tonkon Torp hosted, and co-sponsored with AMEC, the Women in Environment networking group for a presentation by US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, followed by a reception. Jeanette Schuster brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Erickson Reviews Trademark Law for Oregon State Bar Seminar
Feb 18, 2014
Chris Erickson presented an update on trademark law at a recent Oregon State Bar-hosted seminar titled, “Intellectual Property Review – Updates & Changes from 2013.” His presentation included a review of recent federal cases, proceedings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), trends in trademark filing and prosecution, amendments to Chinese trademark laws and case law trends in keyword advertising.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors JRCLS Annual Conference
Feb 17, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's (JRCLS) 2014 Annual Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri from February 13 to February 15. Jeff Bradford attended the event - and organized Tonkon's sponsorship - as part of his role as Executive Secretary to the JRCLS Board of Directors. While at the conference, Jeff was also asked to speak on a panel discussing the transition from law school to legal practice.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Portland Tax Forum
Feb 14, 2014
On February 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Portland Tax Forum (PTF) for a breakfast board meeting. Gwen Griffith is on the PTF board of directors and brought the event to Tonkon. PTF is a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to provide nationally recognized speakers on tax topics and to promote professional tax education to attorneys, CPAs, and other tax professionals.
Tonkon Torp Hosts OSB Appellate Section
Feb 14, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar Appellate Section on February 13 for a CLE program reviewing significant 2013 appellate decisions. Robyn Aoyagi brought the event to Tonkon Torp, in her capacity as chair-elect of the Appellate Section's Executive Committee.
Neuman Provides Review of Oregon Water Law to Legislators
Feb 13, 2014
Janet Neuman testified about Oregon water law to two Legislative committees last week. She was invited by the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to present overviews of the state’s water laws as the committees prepare to hear water-related bills during the current short session.
Tonkon Torp Hosts JFCS Reception
Feb 12, 2014
Tonkon Torp hosted a reception for Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) on February 11. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families and children in the Jewish and general communities. Michael Millender, a past president and current member of the JFCS board of directors, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Tonkon Torp Awards Law School Scholarships for 2013-2014
Feb 11, 2014
Two Lewis & Clark Law School students are the recipients of Tonkon Torp’s annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2013-14. The law school’s Dean and Associate Dean selected the scholarship awardees based upon their academic achievement during the students’ law school careers.
Bledsoe Elected to Oregon State Parks Foundation Board
Feb 11, 2014
Tonkon Torp’s service to the Oregon State Parks Foundation continues with the election of trial lawyer Ryan M. Bledsoe to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Tatiana Perry Outlines Legal Landscape for Data Protection & Security
Feb 10, 2014
Tatiana Perry is among the group of privacy experts who presented at the Data Protection and Security Conference in Portland on February 5, 2014. Tatiana gave an overview of the legal landscape regarding data protection in the U.S. and abroad, highlighting HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FTC Act and some state laws.
Jackson Lewis Gives Art of Leadership Presentation
Feb 07, 2014
Jackson Lewis gave a presentation on February 6 to the Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) Art of Leadership Program. Jackson discussed the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members.
Steven Wilker Prepares to Argue at U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment Issue
Feb 06, 2014
Litigator Steven Wilker is preparing to argue at the U.S. Supreme Court in late March in the matter of Wood v. Moss. The case poses the question of whether Secret Service agents can be sued for moving peaceful protesters out of sight and sound of the President because of the viewpoint of their speech.
21 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Feb 05, 2014
Twenty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas have been named leaders in their field for the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and professional peers. Lawyers are evaluated on their technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Tonkon Torp Purchases Membership with Friends of Tryon Creek
Feb 05, 2014
Led by Max Miller, Tonkon Torp purchased an annual membership with Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC). FOTC's goal is to add value to the community's experience of Tryon Creek State Natural Area through education, maintenance, volunteer opportunities and successful partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and others with similar values.
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Minds Matter
Feb 04, 2014
Tonkon Torp donated to Minds Matter of Portland in February. Minds Matter is a nonprofit with the mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families. Their goal is to equip underprivileged high school students with the tools to gain acceptance to a four-year university and navigate the financial aid process. The donation was organized by James Hein, who has served on the Minds Matter board of directors since 2005.
Millender Joins Board of New “Portland Made” Association
Feb 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Millender has joined the board of Portland Made, a new association of small local manufacturers. Portland Made's members are Portland-based manufacturers, local goods retailers and designers.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic
Feb 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). SBLC provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, cooperatives, nonprofit corporations, and housing authorities.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Education Partners Event
Feb 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Education Partners' Winter Gold fundraising event on February 1. Jeff Cronn, a board member and past chair of the organization, attended the event and organized the sponsorship. The mission of Marathon Education Partners is to bring together in partnership caring adults and talented low-income children to make the dream of a college education a reality.
Claire Brown Appointed to Youth Progress Board
Jan 31, 2014
Tonkon Torp attorney Claire Brown has been appointed to the board of Youth Progress, a non-profit, independent living organization that provides Oregon youth with skills and structure to help them become successful community members.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Regional Arts & Culture Council
Jan 29, 2014
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) for the Right Brain Initiative. The goal of the Right Brain Initiative is to impact learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region's school districts. Max Miller organized Tonkon's donation.
Tonkon Torp Joins Oregon Water Resources Congress
Jan 28, 2014
Tonkon Torp renewed its membership with Oregon Water Resources Congress, a nonprofit trade association that represents irrigation districts, water control districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts, and others across the state of Oregon. Jan Neuman spearheaded Tonkon Torp's membership.
Tonkon Torp Becomes Research Sponsor of Portland City Club
Jan 27, 2014
Tonkon Torp renewed its corporate membership with the City Club of Portland and made a "Research" sponsor donation. Our research sponsorship will help fund future and current City Club studies. Caroline Harris Crowne organized the sponsorship and is a member of the City Club of Portland Research Committee Board of Directors.
Steven Wilker Discusses NSA Spying Rules on KGW Hot Box
Jan 20, 2014
Steven Wilker appeared as a first amendment attorney and as a board member for the ACLU of Oregon on KGW's "Hot Box" on January 17, 2014. The broadcast discussed the NSA reforms ordered by President Obama regarding the phone motorizing program. Steve discussed what these changes may mean and what effects they may have on individuals.
Neuman Asked to Weigh in on Western Water Law Sustainability
Jan 17, 2014
Janet Neuman was one of a panel of respected water law experts asked by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future section to address the question of whether Western water law is sustainable to meet future water supply needs. Neuman’s January 15 presentation at the OSB-sponsored event discussed how the origins and design of Oregon water law create challenges for sustainable use of the state's water resources.
Sherrill Corbett Gives M&A Presentation
Jan 16, 2014
On January 15, Sherrill Corbett led a Mergers & Acquisitions seminar along with Pragma Ventures at an event hosted by Key Bank. The seminar covered the business sale process, advising business owners on how to obtain and preserve the maximum value in the event of selling their business.
Max Miller Continues to Lead Sustainability Initiatives within the Legal Profession
Jan 14, 2014
Tonkon Torp environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section. The Section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession through educational programs, examining the integration of law and sustainability, and facilitating dialogue about the needs and interests of future generations.
Griffith Updates CPAs on Recent Oregon Tax Court Cases
Jan 13, 2014
Tax attorney Gwendolyn Griffith was again a featured speaker at the annual Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) State and Local Tax Conference. Her January 10 presentation addressed recent Oregon Tax Court cases. Griffith has presented at this event for several years.
Tonkon Torp’s Bremer Moore Appointed to Oregon State Bar Committee Office
Jan 08, 2014
Tonkon Torp business attorney Kristin Bremer Moore has been appointed secretary to the Oregon State Bar’s Legal Services Committee. Bremer Moore is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Steven Wilker Discusses Oregon's Public Records Law for Jefferson Exchange
Jan 07, 2014
Steven Wilker appeared as a media law expert on Jefferson Public Radio's January 6, 2014 Jefferson Exchange program, a live call-in show devoted to current events and news makers from around the region and beyond. The broadcast discussed Oregon's Public Records Law both generally and in relation to a recent story regarding an Oregon State University student media adviser's request for public records from the university.
Aoyagi Elected Chair-Elect of OSB’s Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee
Jan 03, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been elected Chair-Elect of the Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2014. She has served on the Executive Committee since 2011, most recently as Secretary.
Tonkon Torp Supports Community Transitional School for the 24th Year
Jan 02, 2014
Tonkon Torp delivered gifts to be distributed to the kids at the Community Transitional School this past December. This was the firm's 24th year of supporting this great school that provides much-needed stability in the lives of homeless children in our community. The children responded with a fabulous hand-made thank you!
Tonkon Torp Again Noted as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Dec 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2013 “Most Admired Companies” survey.
Brian Booth State Park Honors One of Tonkon Torp’s Founding Partners
Dec 20, 2013
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recently unveiled the sign that officially introduced Brian Booth State Park along Highway 101 on the Oregon coast. In addition to being a founding partner of Tonkon Torp, Brian, who died in March 2012, was the first chairman of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and fought for stable funding for Oregon parks for the rest of his life.
Tonkon Torp Announces Three New Partners
Dec 16, 2013
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Anna Sortun, Kimberlee A. Stafford, and James K. Hein to the partnership, effective January 1, 2014. All three have been associates with the firm since they began their private practices. Sortun joined Tonkon Torp following a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Stafford and Hein started at the firm as summer associates.
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Address Confusion About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules
Dec 11, 2013
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently helped clients and other business people better understand how to take advantage of equity-based “crowdfunding” and general solicitation to raise capital without running afoul of existing securities laws.
Tonkon sponsors Holiday Lunch honoring Women Judges
Dec 10, 2013
Tonkon was a sponsor of the 23rd annual holiday luncheon honoring women judges hosted by Queen's Bench on December 10.
TiE Oregon PitchFest and Member Mixer
Dec 10, 2013
Jeff Woodcox, Leon Simson, Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, all members of the firm's Entrepreneurial Services Group, attended The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Oregon's "PitchFest and Member Mixer" on December 10. The PitchFest is a recurring event in which entrepreneurs can attend and pitch their start-up ideas before TiE Angel Investors and Portland Seed Fund managers.
Rabbino Appointed to OSB Disciplinary Board
Dec 05, 2013
The Oregon Supreme Court has approved the appointment of David Rabbino to the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board. Members of the Disciplinary Board serve as the trial panel that hears contested cases when the Bar has charged an Oregon-licensed attorney with misconduct in a formal complaint.
Griffith Presents at OSB Taxation Section Program on Partnership Tax Allocations
Dec 05, 2013
Gwendolyn Griffith spoke to the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar at its Portland monthly luncheon series on November 21, 2013. Her topic was "Partnership Tax Allocations – Basic Principles and Current Topics."
Diversity Task Force Hosts OMLA Holiday Meeting
Dec 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force hosted the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) for their annual holiday meeting and social on December 5.
Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Associate to Financial Services Practice Group
Dec 03, 2013
Jessica Morgan has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the firm’s Financial Services & Investment Management practice group. She previously was Assistant General Counsel to Aequitas Capital Management, Inc., where she advised the company on investment adviser and investment company compliance, governance and regulatory matters for new funds and products.
Bledsoe Appointed to Chair OSB’s Antitrust Section Executive Committee
Dec 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney Ryan Bledsoe has been appointed as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. The section provides bar members with opportunities to develop and improve their understanding of antitrust law.
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to PNCA
Dec 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Pacific Northwest College of Art. The donation helped sponsor and fund their 2013 gala "Transformation: The Power of Creativity" which occurred earlier in the year. The donation was organized by Mark Cushing, who is on the PNCA board of directors.
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Provide Update on Private Placement Rules
Nov 29, 2013
At a recent meeting of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Tonkon Torp lawyers Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt presented the latest information on the SEC’s new rules permitting general solicitation in connection with private placements, and new “bad actor” disqualifications applicable to Rule 506 offerings.
Tonkon Torp Hosts the WSU Foundation for Undergraduate Luncheon
Nov 25, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted the WSU Foundation for a luncheon with WSU undergraduate business students on November 25. Ted Herzog, a WSU Foundation trustee board member, gave a presentation to the attendees.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Startup Weekend
Nov 24, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Portland Startup Weekend which ran from November 22 to 24. Jeff Woodcox organized the sponsorship and attended the event along with several attorneys from the Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group.
Max Miller Honored by Oregon State Bar for Sustainability Accomplishments
Nov 22, 2013
Environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been awarded the President’s Sustainability Award by the Oregon State Bar. The award recognizes members who have made “significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the legal profession in Oregon” through education, advocacy and leadership in adopting sustainable business practices.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors World Affairs Council Event
Nov 22, 2013
On November 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 4th Annual World Quest event. The mission of the World Affairs Council of Oregon is to broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to engage Oregonians with the world.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at SAGE Award Dinner
Nov 21, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the first annual Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) Award Dinner on November 21. The dinner honored Dick and Jeanne Roy of the Center for Earth Leadership. Max Miller and his wife Lori Miller co-sponsored the table along with Tonkon Torp's Sustainability Committee.
Tonkon Torp Real Estate Attorneys Discuss Title Insurance and Purchase Contracts for NBI Seminar
Nov 20, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorneys David J. Petersen and Kimberlee A. Stafford will be presenting at the December 3, 2013 seminar "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence," sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The seminar features an array of expert speakers, offering an overview of the fundamental tools needed to handle each step of a commercial real estate transaction.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors YRJ Extravaganza
Nov 16, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a lead sponsor at Youth, Rights, & Justice's (YRJ) 5th Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza on November 16. YRJ's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families through legal representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools and community. Gwen Griffith, YRJ board president and pro bono volunteer, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and participation at the event.
Neuman Featured Speaker at Annual Oregon Water Law Conference
Nov 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp water law attorney, Janet Neuman, was a presenting speaker at the 22nd annual Oregon Water Law Conference on November 7, 2013 in Portland. Neuman’s presentation, “The Future of Water Projects in Oregon,” focused on funding, regulatory and political challenges for water supply and water treatment projects in the state.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2013 Business Leadership Evening
Nov 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the November 13 Business Leadership Evening hosted by the Portland Business Alliance. Kristin Bremer Moore was the lead attorney and managed Tonkon's attendance at the event. The annual dinner is attended by more than 500 business and civic leaders.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OSB Civil Rights Section CLE
Nov 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored the November 15 CLE "These Times They are a Changin' - Future Impacts of the 2013 US Supreme Court Session" held by the Federal Bar Association (FBA) and the OSB Civil Rights Section CLE. Colin Love-Geiger organized Tonkon's sponsorship through his involvement on the board of the FBA.
Portland Lawyer Blogs About National Animal Policy Issues
Nov 14, 2013
A leading animal health/veterinary industry magazine has asked Tonkon Torp attorney, Mark Cushing, to blog weekly on policy issues affecting both pet and food production animals, and veterinarians. Cushing’s blog, Veterinary Policy Notes (http://www.dvm360.com/cushing), is hosted by DVM 360.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BCA Arts Breakfast
Nov 13, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a half-table sponsor at the November 13 Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) "Arts Breakfast of Champions." Tom Palmer, a BCA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The annual breakfast celebrates outstanding support and leadership of the arts in Oregon.
Tonkon Attorneys Present Ethics CLE for Oregon State Bar
Nov 13, 2013
Jeff Cronn and Paul Conable presented the ethics CLE program, "C.Y.A.: Real Life Ethics Issues in Business Deals and Litigation" on November 13. The program was sponsored by the Oregon State Bar's Business Litigation Section.
Sherrill Corbett Sponsors Carpe Mundi Gala Auction
Nov 12, 2013
Sherrill Corbett purchased a sponsorship listed under Tonkon Torp's name at the Carpe Mundi Gala Auction on November 12. Carpe Mundi is a non-profit scholarship organization, established in 2008, that works with students from low-income families within the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region.
Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Examines Contract Law Interpretation
Nov 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., recently spoke at an Oregon State Bar-hosted seminar, “Key Updates for Oregon Business Law Practitioners.” Martson joined Multnomah County Circuit Court Senior Judge, Janice Wilson, in a discussion of the interpretation of Oregon contract law.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala
Nov 06, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the November 6 benefit gala held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Oregon. Tonkon's Immigration Practice Group managed the sponsorship while group chair Turid Owren worked to fill the table with Tonkon attorneys, clients, and contacts.
Creps and Kotori Coach Client in HR Matters
Nov 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorneys, Clay Creps and Blerina Kotori, recently conducted a training seminar for staff of The Salvation Army Portland ARC, on substantive laws governing sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. They also discussed the employer's policies, practical tips for recognizing and responding to harassing behavior, and procedures for complaining about harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
Tonkon Torp Gives to Multnomah Bar Foundation
Nov 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF), making this the second yearly donation of Tonkon's three-year pledge.The mission of the MBF is to increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education, public participation and respect for the law, and to improve the quality and administration of the legal system.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Family & Child Services
Nov 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Jewish Family & Child Services (JFCS). Michael Millender, a JFCS board member, helped organize the donation. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities.
Tonkon Torp Donates Phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line
Nov 04, 2013
Tonkon Torp donated a supply of old cell phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL). The PWCL operates a comprehensive 24/7 Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program. The Tonkon Torp IT department is accepting additional phones for future donations. Danny Enroth organized the donation to PWCL.
U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas
Nov 01, 2013
Although located in a mid-sized market for legal services, Tonkon Torp is consistently ranked among the country’s best law firms in a number of practice areas. According to the newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2013-2014
edition of the “Best Law Firms,” Tonkon Torp earns national ranking for five practice areas. The 86-lawyer firm was named among the nation’s best for Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Securities/Capital Markets Law and Tax Law.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Windows on America Exhibit
Oct 31, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) to sponsor their "Windows on America" exhibit, a world-class collection of presidential history, never before on public display. Jackson Lewis is on the OHS board of directors and helped organize the donation.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Governors' Gold Awards
Oct 30, 2013
Tonkon Torp purchased a table at the October 29 Governors' Gold Awards. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's participation at the event, which is sponsored by Aequitas Capital. The Awards pay tribute to individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness of Oregon.
Tonkon Torp's Lawyers Address the Latest State and Federal Employment-Related Legislation and Rules Changes
Oct 28, 2013
Tonkon Torp lawyers Haley Bjerk and Kristin Bremer Moore spoke at the 5th annual Labor & Employment Law Conference in Portland on October 25, 2013. The conference covered some of the thorniest areas of the law for lawyers, employers and human resource professionals in Oregon public and private sector organizations.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors SOLVE Awards Banquet
Oct 28, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 25 SOLVE Citizenship Awards Banquet. Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. SOLVE's mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship.
Tatiana Perry Outlines HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance Details for MBA Members
Oct 25, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney Tatiana Perry presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar outlining HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance for business associates at a recent meeting sponsored by the Multnomah Bar Association. Perry co-presented the seminar with Cindy Hahn, Privacy Officer for Multnomah County.
Turid Owren Speaks at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Panel
Oct 25, 2013
Turid Owren was a panelist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Third Annual Conference on October 24, in Washington, DC. Turid's panel discussed the topic of "USCIS's Administrative Appeals Office: Progress and Possibilities."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PlayWrite Gala
Oct 25, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored the PlayWrite tenth anniversary gala and auction on October 24. Corbett Gordon led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Corbett was Board President at PlayWrite up through June 2013, after which she became Board Secretary.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Equal Justice Works Dinner
Oct 24, 2013
On October 23, Tonkon Torp sponsored the Equal Justice Works Awards Dinner, held in Washington, DC. Founded in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Jeff Cronn managed Tonkon's sponsorship of the event.
Gwen Griffith Recaps Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rules at Oregon CPA Conference
Oct 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwendolyn Griffith, gave a presentation for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference yesterday. Her remarks covered recent cases and rulings across a broad spectrum of federal taxation, including the tax implications of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Windsor case, dealing with same-sex marriage.
Kristin Bremer Moore Presents on Social Media in the Workplace
Oct 23, 2013
On October 22, Kristin Bremer Moore gave a training session on "Social Media in the Workplace" to the Oregon Municipal Financial Officers Association.
Tonkon Torp Co-Sponsors Table at ARCS Luncheon
Oct 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a table at the October 22 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) luncheon. Joe Voboril was the lead attorney for this event.
Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Associates
Oct 21, 2013
Two new associates joined Tonkon Torp LLP this month, bringing the firm’s roster of attorneys to 86. Rachel Kiyoko Atchison, a 2013 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, is an associate in the firm’s Business Department. Jeff Bradford has joined the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a 2013 graduate of University of Michigan Law School.
Neuman Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Water Allocation Priorities
Oct 18, 2013
Janet Neuman was a featured speaker at a seminar for journalists on Climate Change Impacts in the Pacific Northwest, held last month in Seattle. Her presentation, titled, "Water Management Under Climate Change Scenarios," addressed how climate change will add a new layer of complexity and urgency to water management and allocation in the Pacific Northwest.
Government Relations Group Sponsors Table at OBA Statesman Dinner
Oct 18, 2013
On October 17, the Government Relations Practice Group hosted a table at the Oregon Business Association (OBA) Statesman Dinner. Drew Hagedorn organized Tonkon's attendance at the event and attended along with Shaun Jillions and Darcy Norville. Darcy was recently elected to the OBA board of directors.
Sustainability Committee Sponsors SCRAP Rumble
Oct 17, 2013
Tonkon Torp's Sustainability Committee sponsored SCRAP's "Rebel Craft Rumble" on October 16. The annual Rumble is a promotion and fundraiser for SCRAP in which pre-qualified competitors battle against one another for the title of Portland's Craft Master. Elizabeth Goodman, a SCRAP board member, organized the sponsorship and attended the event.
Tonkon Torp Hosts ACTL Judges' Reception
Oct 17, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) for their Oregon Fellows Judges' Reception on October 16. ACTL member Dan Skerritt organized Tonkon Torp's involvement. Founded in 1950, the ACTL aims to elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the profession.
Tonkon Bike Challenge Announces September Winners
Oct 16, 2013
Despite the wettest September on record in Portland, 16 Tonkon Torp lawyers and employees braved the elements to make 162.5 round-trip commutes to and from work last month, for a total of 1,288 miles. The effort was part of a city-wide Bike Commute Challenge put on by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force Sponsor "Bridges" Series at Portland Story Theater
Oct 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the 2013-14 "Bridges" series at the Portland Story Theater (PST). Bridges is a new PST series which brings together storytellers around issues of race and social justice. Robyn Ridler Aoyagi is on the PST board of directors and helped organized Tonkon's sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Hosts OWLS for "Lean In" Discussions
Oct 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on September and October for three "Lean In" roundtable discussions. OWLS member Robyn Aoyagi brought the events to the firm.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OSB Environmental CLE Event
Oct 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a refreshment sponsor at the OSB Environmental & Natural Resources Section's post-CLE happy hour on October 11. Duncan Delano organized the sponsorship, while Jeanette Schuster attended the event.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OMLA Image Program
Oct 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) IMAGE Program, which held its fall CLE on October 11. Tonkon's Diversity Task Force managed the sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala
Oct 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) gala dinner on October 11. The sponsorship was organized by Kim Stafford and the Diversity Task Force. BRO works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Costco Scholarship Fund
Oct 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. Jeff Keeney organized the donation. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students who wish to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
Oct 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH). Caroline Harris Crowne organized Tonkon Torp's donation, in addition to raising further funds from Tonkon attorneys and staff. OLAH's annual fundraising campaign has raised over $1.5 million to fight hunger since 1997.
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Oct 07, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF). Tonkon's donation was organized by Jon Stride, who is a trustee and treasurer for the OSPF. OSPF is dedicated to protecting and improving Oregon's natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites.
Tonkon Torp Donates Computers and More to Bethel Neighborhood Center
Oct 04, 2013
Danny Enroth and the IT Department donated 10 computers, monitors, keyboards, and mice to the Summer 2013 program of the Bethel Neighborhood Drop-In Center.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents at Annual Meeting of Oregon State Bar's Debtor-Creditor Section
Oct 01, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne presented a Continuing Legal Education course for the Oregon State Bar’s Debtor-Creditor Section at its annual meeting in Salishan. The presentation was entitled “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire? Forum Selection and Its Consequences.”
Tonkon Participates in Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament
Oct 01, 2013
Paul Conable, a Classroom Law Project (CLP) board member, organized Tonkon's participation in the 12th Annual Golf Tournament held by the CLP on September 30. Paul competed in a team with Bob Carey and colleagues from the PGE legal department.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Education Partners Golf Tournament
Oct 01, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Educations Partners' "Links 4 Kids" Golf Tournament fundraiser. Since Marathon's founding in 2002, nearly 150 Partners have joined together to help 98 children reach their goal of obtaining higher education.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MFS Gathering of Good
Sep 30, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Metropolitan Family Services' (MFS) 5th Annual "A Gathering of Good" held on September 27. Steven Wilker is vice chair of the MFS board of directors and is also a member of their executive committee.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference
Sep 30, 2013
On September 27, Tonkon Torp was a lunch sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Northwest Civil Liberties Conference. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, a member of the ACLU of Oregon board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PHRMA Member Appreciation Event
Sep 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored a Portland Human Resource Association (PHRMA) member appreciation event on September 25. Bob Carey organized Tonkon Torp's sponsorship of the event, a cruise on the Portland Spirit. Bob Carey is PHRMA's General Counsel and also a member of the PHRMA board.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Golf Tournament
Sep 24, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the September 23 16th Annual Golf Championship held by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Darcy Norville, an MBA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP).
Gordon Provides Updates and Summaries on NLRB Cases
Sep 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, participated on a panel hosted by the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section at its recent annual meeting and conference in Sunriver. Gordon joined her co-panelists in discussing current issues pertaining to the National Labor Relations Board and recent NLRB cases.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors FBA Conference
Sep 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor of the September 20 Federal Bar Association (FBA) District of Oregon conference. The all-day CLE and networking dinner was attended by several Tonkon Torp attorneys.
Chris Pallanch and Colin Love-Geiger, both board members for FBA's Oregon chapter, organized Tonkon's participation at the event.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CCA Gala
Sep 23, 2013
On September 21, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) 13th Annual Hero Gala. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Claire Brown, Bob Carey, David Forman, and their guests.
Jackson Lewis Discusses Real Property Transfer on Death Act for Portland Tax Forum
Sep 19, 2013
Jackson Lewis was a featured speaker today at an estate planning program hosted by the Portland Tax Forum. He discussed the Oregon Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.
Darcy Norville Elected to Oregon Business Association Board
Sep 18, 2013
Portland business attorney Darcy M. Norville has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Business Association (OBA). OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic competitiveness.
Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner
Sep 18, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff
Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
Jan Neuman Featured in Article on Changing Water Supply, Likely Legal Conflicts
Sep 16, 2013
Jan Neuman, head of Tonkon Torp's Water Law practice, and a member of our Environmental & Natural Resources group, was heavily quoted in a recent article about the Pacific Northwest's changing water supply and the looming legal conflicts over this supply.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors WSBA Civil Rights Section CLE and Meeting
Sep 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a refreshments sponsor at the September 13 CLE and annual meeting of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Civil Rights Section, held in Seattle. Corbett Gordon, who is a Trustee of the Civil Rights Section, attended the event and organized Tonkon's sponsorship.
David Petersen Offers Industrial Development Overview for East Metro Economic Group
Sep 12, 2013
David Petersen was the keynote speaker today at a meeting of the East Metro Econmic Alliance. The subject of David's discussion was "The Industrial Development Toolkit."
Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation
Sep 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Sep 04, 2013
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for the MBA membership at large.
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center
Sep 03, 2013
Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by David Aman, who continues to coordinate our lawyer participation in pro bono work for the Center.
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Sep 01, 2013
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community,
BCA works with business professionals to cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to be effective board members.
Seven Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Distinction as Portland Lawyers of the Year
Aug 22, 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2014 has named seven attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey.
Tatiana Perry Featured in PBJ Article on Data Security and Cloud Computing
Aug 19, 2013
Tatiana Perry was repeatedly quoted (and featured in a photo) in the recent Portland Business Journal article
, "In World of Big Data, the Cloud Isn’t All Silver Linings."
50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014
Aug 15, 2013
Fifty Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 42 practice areas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
. “We are honored to have more than half of the firm’s partners recognized by the larger legal community for their legal talent and professional abilities,” said Michael Morgan, managing partner.
2013 Environmental & Natural Resources Party
Aug 12, 2013
The Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys of Tonkon Torp are pleased to host a party on September 18, 2013 for local environmental and natural resources lawyers.
Vicki Ballou Discusses CLiF Project on KBOO Radio
Jul 23, 2013
Intellectual property lawyer Vicki Ballou recently was interviewed for the KBOO radio program, Prison Pipeline, about Tonkon Torp's pro bono work with the CLiF project. A collaboration with Youth, Rights & Justice, a regional juvenile law public interest law firm, the CLiF project aims to help qualified juvenile sex offenders petition for removal of their names from the sex offender registry.
Newell Advises Entrepreneurs on Starting a Craft Business
Jul 19, 2013
Tonkon Torp business attorney Elizabeth (Bettie) Newell was a guest speaker at a July 16 creative business roundtable geared to helping budding entrepreneurs plan, launch and market a creative business. Newell’s remarks focused on how to start a craft business
2013 Super Lawyers Honors 20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Jul 17, 2013
Twenty Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named to the national 2013 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
Wilker Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Family Services Board
Jul 16, 2013
Steven Wilker has been elected Vice Chairman of the board of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS). Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.
Tatiana Perry Explains Identity Theft Regulations
Jul 15, 2013
Tatiana Perry and client Cairn Investment recently hosted a breakfast presentation at Tonkon Torp for the Greater Portland Compliance Association. Perry, who chairs the firm’s Information Privacy & Security practice group, spoke about identity theft and identity fraud.
Tonkon Torp Hosts "Freedom to Marry" CLE
Jul 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon for a CLE presentation on "Freedom to Marry in Oregon Post Windsor-Perry." The CLE reflected on recent Supreme Court rulings on the historic marriage cases - Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry - and the potential impact on Oregon law. Kimberlee Stafford brought the program to Tonkon Torp.
Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group Hosts Annual Tryon Creek Ivy Pull
Jun 29, 2013
On June 29, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group hosted their fourth annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, which included several Tonkon attorneys, summer associates, and staff members.
Tonkon Torp Contributes Expertise to Benefit Company Legislation
Jun 26, 2013
When Governor John Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2296 into law last week, Tonkon Torp attorneys Jeffrey Cronn and Marco Materazzi were on hand for the ceremony. The two business lawyers played an active role in crafting the Oregon legislation which allows a company to elect to obligate itself to making a material positive impact on society and the environment, and to meeting higher standards of accountability and transparency.
Dan Skerritt Chairs American College of Trial Lawyers Jury Committee
Jun 25, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed to chair the Jury Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A highly respected litigator with more than three decades of experience, Skerritt represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation.
Steven Wilker Discusses Government Surveillance Programs and Right to Privacy for KGW News
Jun 24, 2013
Steven Wilker was one of three expert speakers featured in a roundtable discussion for KGW News' "Straight Talk" program, hosted by Laural Porter. Steven and his fellow speakers discussed the implications of National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's leak of top secret details on the government's collection of millions of Americans' phone and internet records.
Owen Blank Joins Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Board
Jun 21, 2013
Business attorney Owen D. Blank has been elected to the board of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Long active in the Portland community, Blank has served on the boards and advisory panels of many local organizations.
Tonkon Torp is "Wine Sponsor" at Annual Bench and Bar Social
Jun 20, 2013
Tonkon Torp donated wine and champagne to the June 20 Bench and Bar Social held by the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society and Federal Bar Association. Colin Love-Geiger and Chris Pallanch organized Tonkon's attendance at the social, which was attended by several lawyers and summer associates
Tonkon Torp Gives Summer Associates Real World Experience
Jun 19, 2013
Tonkon Torp’s summer associate program is in full swing, with three aspiring attorneys gaining real world legal experience and mentoring from many of the firm’s business lawyers and litigators.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Addresses Public Records and Public Meetings Law
Jun 17, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker co-presented a seminar on Oregon’s public records and public meeting laws on June 11 in Portland. The full-day seminar offered public entities, media representatives and government watchdogs the opportunity to hear and discuss what Oregon law says about balancing the public’s right to information with individual privacy and other confidentiality concerns.
Bob Carey Speaks at OADC Annual Convention
Jun 15, 2013
Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel's annual convention at the Sunriver Resort. His talk focused on "Taking the Plaintiff's Deposition in an Employment Action."
Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Teaches Deposition Skills
Jun 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., was a member of the faculty at a recent course to help young lawyers develop effective deposition skills to position a case for trial. The three-day course, held at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, was sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Millender Discusses Recent Developments in the Taxation of Internet Commerce
Jun 13, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorney Michael Millender was a speaker at the Oregon Law Institute’s program on Internet Law Developments, June 7, 2013. Millender spoke about sales and income tax trends affecting Internet commerce, including the taxation of cloud computing and other digital products and services.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Address Data Security, Intellectual Property & Privacy Issues Facing Businesses
Jun 12, 2013
Four attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property and Information Privacy & Security practice groups presented a seminar yesterday on managing company risk in the Internet age. In a program titled, “Dealing with Too Much Information, Personal and Proprietary,” the team tackled subjects including risk and liability for data security breaches, trade secret protection and theft, and the risks associated with idea submissions.
Tonkon Torp Water Law Expert Addresses International Conference
Jun 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp water law attorney Janet Neuman was among a group of prominent experts invited to speak at a two-day international conference in New Delhi, India. The conference addressed access to water and water quality challenges resulting from the world’s population growth, industrialization and urbanization.
Gordon Demystifies Recent Leave Law Changes
Jun 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, participated recently in the 2013 Employment Law Update presented by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School. With recent changes made by the Oregon Legislature to the Oregon Family Leave Act, Gordon explained current leave laws pertaining to family, medical, sick, military, harassment, bereavement and domestic violence leave situations.
Tonkon Attorneys Golf for Youth, Rights & Justice
Jun 07, 2013
Gwen Griffith and Matt Joseph participated at the June 7 Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) Golf Open. The Open was a benefit for SchoolWorks, a YRJ organization serving over 2,500 Oregon foster kids.
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Earns Highest Rating From Chambers USA
Jun 06, 2013
The Business Immigration Practice at Tonkon Torp has earned top tier ranking in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition.
Seven Tonkon Torp Practices Recognized by Chambers USA for 2013
Jun 06, 2013
Seven Tonkon Torp practice groups have earned recognition in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition. Acknowledged in the annual ranking were these practices: Corporate/M&A, Environmental & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Business Immigration, General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate.
Sherrill Corbett Discusses Purchase and Sale of a Business
Jun 05, 2013
Tonkon Torp merger & acquisition attorney, Sherrill Corbett, addressed the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association on May 30 on the topic of the purchase and sale of a business or its assets.
Harris Crowne Joins Portland City Club’s Research Board
Jun 03, 2013
Litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to the Research Board of the Portland City Club. A partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, Harris Crowne’s practice focuses on commercial contracts, business owner disputes and forensic accounting issues
Corbett Gordon Shares Expertise with PSU Students
May 30, 2013
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, addressed the Portland State University chapter of the Human Resource Management Association at its May 16 meeting. Gordon discussed the importance of employer handbooks and policies, as well as best practices in conducting investigations of employment claims and issues.
Immigration Specialists Discuss H-1B Status With Students
May 23, 2013
Immigration attorneys Turid Owren and Haley Bjerk recently gave a presentation to international students at Portland State University who are interested in seeking employment in the United States after graduation. The subject of their talk was "Transitioning to H-1B Status."
Labor & Employment Group Updates HR Professionals
May 20, 2013
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group presented their annual employment law seminar on May 16 for about 100 human resource professionals from client firms and other businesses in the Portland area.
Bob Carey and Labor & Employment Group Update HR Professionals
May 16, 2013
Bob Carey and Labor & Employment Group Update HR Professionals
Conable Provides Updates on RIAs at Northwest Securities Institute
May 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator, Paul Conable, was a guest speaker at the 33rd annual Northwest Securities Institute in Portland on May 10. He and a regional officer from the SEC addressed the current state of Registered Investment Advisors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors and Hosts Le Monde "Iron Chef" Event
May 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted the Le Monde Immersion Public Charter School for an "Iron Chef" fundraiser competition, at which Tonkon was also a sponsor. Tonkon's participation was organized by Shouka Rezvani, a Le Monde board member
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA's Alice Awards Dinner
May 04, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the May 4 Alice Awards and Auction Dinner, held by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). David Forman, a BTA board member, organized Tonkon's participation and attendance at the event.
Information Privacy Lawyers Caution Business Owners
May 03, 2013
Tatiana Perry and Ari Okano Lee presented a program about “Cross border issues related to information transfers” at the May 1 Speaker’s Corner at Portland’s Arlington Club. Perry and Lee are members of Tonkon Torp’s Information Privacy & Security Practice Group
Stephens Addresses Ethical Issues at OADC Seminar
May 03, 2013
Ken Stephens recently shared his perspective on ethical issues arising from representing business entities and their shareholders, directors, managers and other constituents. Ken participated in a panel discussion at the Spring Commercial Litigation Seminar hosted by Tonkon Torp for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents Information on Domain Name Disputes
May 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator, Ryan Bledsoe, was a guest speaker at a May 1 brown bag lunch hosted by the Oregon State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section. His remarks were focused on helping practitioners to be aware of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the Cyberpiracy Prevention provisions of the Lanham Act.
Multnomah County Again Honors Tonkon Torp Attorney Max Miller
May 02, 2013
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a 2013 Multnomah County Volunteer Award for his service on the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).
Senior Environmental Litigator Joins Tonkon Torp
May 01, 2013
Senior environmental lawyer and a former attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), David Rabbino, has joined Tonkon Torp. The newest member of the firm’s broad-based and growing Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group, Rabbino will focus on environmental and natural resources litigation.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Photolucida's Portland Photo Month
May 01, 2013
In April, Tonkon Torp sponsored Photolucida's celebration of Portland Photo Month. Tonkon's sponsorship was organized by Anna Sortun, a Photolucida board member.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Peninsula Children's Center
May 01, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Peninsula Children's Center. Marco Materazzi, a Peninsula board member, organized the donation.
Tonkon Torp Supports Central City Concern Event
Apr 30, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a supporter at a Central City Concern (CCC) event for the Letty Owings Center, where addicted mothers and pregnant women can live and recover with their children. Tonkon's involvement with the event was organized by Susan O'Donnell. Susan has served on various CCC boards for over 15 years.
Tonkon Torp Scholarship Awarded to 5 Lewis & Clark Law Students
Apr 29, 2013
Each year since 1987, at least one student at Lewis & Clark Law School has benefitted from a scholarship established by the firm in the name of founding partners Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick H. Torp. This year, the school’s Dean and Associate Dean selected five students for the honor.
Robyn Ridler Aoyagi Reelected to Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
Apr 29, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been reelected for a second term as a Region 5 delegate to the Oregon State Bar's House of Delegates. Robyn has served as a Region 5 delegate since 2010.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Parkinson's Resources of Oregon Benefit
Apr 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 26 Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) "Celebrate Hope" benefit auction. Tonkon's sponsorship was organized by Vicki Ballou, who has been on the PRO board of directors since 2011.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions Fundraiser
Apr 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Human Solutions Inc.'s (HSI) "Tonight's the Night" 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction, on April 26. Krista Hardwick, an HSI board member, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event.
Ken Stephens Sponsors Ektelon Racquetball Tournament of Champions
Apr 25, 2013
Ken Stephens was a sponsor at the Ektelon Racquetball Tournament of Champions, held April 25 through April 28 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. This is the MAC's return to the championship after hosting it through the 1980s and '90s, the height of racquetball's popularity.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Classroom Law Project Event
Apr 24, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the April 24 Legal Citizen of the Year dinner held by the Classroom Law Project (CLP). Paul Conable, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's participation and attendance at the event.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Lunch
Apr 18, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Basic Rights Oregon's Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon on April 18. Kim Stafford and Tonkon's Diversity Task Force organized Tonkon's involvement with the event.
Tonkon Attorneys Attend FBA Annual Awards Lunch
Apr 18, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the April 18 Federal Bar Association (FBA) Oregon Chapter Annual Awards Lunch. Chris Pallanch and Colin Love-Geiger, both FBA Oregon Chapter board members, organized Tonkon's attendance at the lunch.
Bob Carey Presents on HR Problems for PHRMA
Apr 17, 2013
Bob Carey was the featured speaker at an April 17 luncheon hosted by the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA). Bob's topic was "Tackling the Toughest HR Problems."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Angel Oregon Event
Apr 17, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 17 "Angel Oregon" event put on by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). For entrepreneurs, investors and networkers, OEN's Angel Oregon is where ideas are nurtured, new markets are discovered, and business connections are made. Tonkon participation with the event was organized by Jeff Woodcox, Board Secretary of OEN
Conway Offers Perspective at NW Bankruptcy Institute Meeting
Apr 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Timothy Conway was a panelist at the 25th annual NW Bankruptcy Institute meeting, held in Vancouver, Washington on April 12. The panel addressed the topic, “When Disaster Strikes in Chapter 11: Administrative Insolvency, Structured Dismissal and Other Issues of what to do when your case turns out different than expected.”
Tonkon Sponsors Newberg Rotary Auction
Apr 13, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 13 Newberg Rotary Red Carpet Auction. Vicki Ballou organized Tonkon's participation.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Third Rail's The Aliens Production
Apr 12, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a production sponsor for Third Rail Repertory Theatre's production The Aliens, which ran from April 12 to May 5. Ava Schoen, a Third Rail board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship of the play.
Tonkon Torp Leads 8th Annual Water Law Conference
Apr 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp water lawyers Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman are co-chairs and panel moderators for the 8th annual water law conference, “The Future of Water Supply & Management in the Pacific Northwest,” scheduled for April 17 at the World Trade Center in Portland.
Tonkon Torp Supports YWCA for Series of Events
Apr 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp supported the YWCA in a series of events relating to their 21st Annual Inspire Luncheon. On April 9, Tonkon hosted Fred Meyer executives and vendors for a dinner event on behalf of the YWCA. On April 10, Tonkon hosted the YWCA and featured Inspire speaker Professor Anita Hill for a reception with donors. Tonkon also sponsored a table at the Inspire luncheon itself. Darcy Norville, president of the board of directors at YWCA of Greater Portland, organized Tonkon's involvement in the events and attendance at the lunch.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at First Citizen Lunch
Apr 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the April 10 First Citizen Award Luncheon hosted by the Portland Association of Metropolitan Realtors. The 2013 Portland First Citizen honoree was Jean DeMaster, Executive Director of Human Solutions Inc. (HSI). Ned Perry, a former board member at HSI, helped nominate Jean before leaving the board
Jeanette Schuster Moderates Conference Panel at American Bar Assn. Meeting
Apr 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster moderated a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) spring meeting of its Business Law Section in Washington, D.C. The panel discussed “Real Environmental Concerns in Real Property and Business Transactions.”
Tonkon Attorneys Offer Advice on Information Security in the Internet Age
Apr 03, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorneys, Tatiana Perry, Steve Wilker and Craig Foster are presenting a seminar on best practices and pitfalls of data collection and processing for many companies in the age of the Internet, social media and other technologies. The discussion will also touch upon do's and don'ts of cloud computing and data breach response.
LeRoux & Millender Address Tax Law Developments and Implications
Apr 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender discussed recent developments in state tax laws at a March 14 meeting presented by the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. Their remarks, titled “A Dash of SALT,” focused on recent developments in Oregon tax law and planning opportunities for business owners and individuals related to changes in Oregon tax law.
Griffith Helps De-mystify Tax Issues of Trusts and Estates
Mar 28, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith gave a presentation on “Taxing Thoughts About Non-Taxable Estates” at a March 15 seminar on estate and trust administration, hosted by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School.
Kristin Bremer Moore Discusses Social Media Policies in the Workplace
Mar 25, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney Kristin Bremer Moore was the keynote speaker at the March 19 meeting of the Institute of Management Accountants, Portland chapter. She discussed Social Media Policies in the Workplace, including how social media may and may not be used by an employer in employee hiring or firing decisions.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Securities Law Lunch
Mar 21, 2013
Tonkon Torp hosted a Securities Law lunch on March 21 with retired Chief Justice Paul De Muniz. Local securities law lawyers and Tonkon Torp lawyers attended the event, which was organized by Rick Martson and Jeff Cronn.
Bob Carey Volunteers at Northwest Youth Careers Expo
Mar 19, 2013
Bob Carey volunteered at the Northwest Youth Careers Expo at the Oregon Convention Center on March 19, 2013, helping students acquire skills through mock job interviews.
Janet Neuman Offers Perspective on “Water Wars”
Mar 19, 2013
Tonkon Torp water law attorney, Janet Neuman, was a featured panelist at a March 14 Vanderbilt Law School presentation on “Water Wars: Mediating Water Rights Disputes.” The presentation was hosted by the Vanderbilt Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
IP Attorneys Offer Advice on Marketing and Branding
Mar 18, 2013
Tonkon Torp intellectual property attorneys Chris Erickson, Ari Okano Lee and Ryan Bledsoe are presenting a March 21 seminar on best practices for protecting trademarks and domain names, and the use of social media, publicity and keyword advertising for marketing and branding purposes.
Griffith Briefs Juvenile Justice Council on Tonkon’s CLiF Project
Mar 18, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwen Griffith, gave a presentation at the invitation of the Juvenile Justice Council of Multnomah County on Tonkon Torp’s CLiF Project (Changing Lives Forever), a pro bono project providing legal assistance to low income individuals.
Norville Addresses Health Care Reform Issues
Mar 15, 2013
Darcy M. Norville was a panelist at a March 14 event hosted by Cascade Employers Association for its members. She spoke on the topic of health care reform.
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Mar 11, 2013
Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys are named leaders in their field for the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The annual reference directory names leading Oregon lawyers in the seven practice areas identified below. The ranking is based on interviews with clients and professional peers who are asked to evaluate lawyers on technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Owen Blank Featured Speaker at Sports Law Forum
Mar 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp attorney, Owen Blank, was a participating speaker at the 2013 Keller Forum on Sports Law, held March 8 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland. Blank participated in a panel discussion titled “The Booms and Busts of Endorsement Deals.” The panel explored sponsorship and endorsement issues as they relate to athletes, teams and sponsoring or endorsing businesses.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OWLS' Roberts-Deiz Dinner
Mar 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a Gold Sponsor of the March 8 annual Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, put on by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS). The OWLS mission is to ensure justice and equality by advancing women and minorities in the legal profession.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Girls Inc. "Power of the Purse" Event
Mar 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp sponsored the March 8 Girls Inc. "Power of the Purse" fundraising event. Turid Owren, a Girls Inc. board member, organized the sponsorship. Girls Inc. works to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Neuman Featured at Oregon Water Quality Conference
Mar 06, 2013
Tonkon Torp water law attorney, Janet Neuman, is a presenting speaker at the Oregon Water Law Conference hosted by the Environmental Law Education Center on March 8. Neuman will discuss the relationship between water quality and quantity, integrated water resource strategies in the West, and successful approaches to water planning.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU Foundation Dinner
Mar 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a "Justice Sponsor" at the March 2 Oregon Liberty Dinner, hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation. The ACLU of Oregon is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Cedar Sinai Park Heartstrings Gala
Mar 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a "Pearl Sponsor" at the March 2 Heartstrings Gala put on by Cedar Sinai Park. Cedar Sinai Park is a nonprofit providing residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs. David Forman is a Cedar Sinai Park Foundation board member and helped organize Tonkon's participation with the gala.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Hosts Securities Law Discussion
Feb 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator, William (Rick) Martson, Jr., joins Willamette University Law School professor Mike Eisenberg in a February 26 presentation on current federal and state securities law topics including SEC enforcement priorities, Oregon Supreme Court decisions and private equity investments in state pension funds. The lunch meeting is hosted by Tonkon Torp at the firm’s offices and will be attended by securities law practitioners from other Portland firms.
Tonkon Torp Raises Over $53,000 for Campaign for Equal Justice
Feb 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp once again was at the top of the list of large law firms whose attorneys and staff contributed to the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) annual fund drive. This year the firm raised $53,453 from a total of 81 donors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Wintersmash
Feb 23, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 23 Wintersmash bowling event put on by the Multnomah Bar Association. Molly Honoré organized Tonkon's involvement with the event.
Lawyers Discuss Tax Planning for Family Held Businesses
Feb 22, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will discuss tax planning for closely held businesses at a March 1 seminar hosted by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School. They will cover tax strategies for entity formation and business expansion, employee incentives, and tax planning for the sale of a business.
Griffith Addresses Recent Tax Rulings
Feb 22, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwen Griffith, was a recent presenter at a Mid-Valley Tax Forum luncheon program in Salem. Griffith, who chairs the firm’s Taxation Practice Group, gave a federal tax update on recent cases and rulings to an audience of Certified Public Accountants and tax attorneys. The Forum is associated with the Tax Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Ride Connection 2013 Annual Gala
Feb 22, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 22 Ride Connection 2013 Annual Gala. Drew Hagedorn organized Tonkon's involvement at the event.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents at Government Law Event
Feb 21, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator, Steven Wilker, is a guest speaker at an all-day conference on Government Law Issues on the Cutting Edge, hosted by the Oregon State Bar’s government law section on February 22nd at Salishan. Wilker will address the issue of government control of advertising and whether a public agency may discriminate in advertising it accepts or rejects based on content.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors All Hands Raised Event
Feb 21, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 21 All Hands Raised 18th Annual Portland Roast Festival, Drew Hagedorn led Tonkon's involvement at the event, and attended along with the other members of the Government Relations Practice Group.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Earn Information Privacy Certification
Feb 20, 2013
Reflecting Tonkon Torp’s commitment to the rapidly emerging area of privacy law, attorneys Tatiana Perry and Craig A. Foster have joined colleague Ari Okano Lee in earning designation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US), a certification offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Tonkon Torp Purchases 2013 Membership with Friends of Tryon Creek
Feb 20, 2013
Tonkon Torp purchased a 2013 business membership with the Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC). The membership was initiated by Max Miller and the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group,
IP Attorneys Discuss How to Protect Copyrighted Material
Feb 19, 2013
Tonkon Torp intellectual property attorneys Vicki Ballou, Eric Beach and David Weiler are presenting a seminar to content creators regarding the ownership, use and licensing of copyrighted material.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Forest Park Conservancy
Feb 15, 2013
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Forest Park Conservancy, where Ryan Bledsoe is on the board of directors. The Conservancy works to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park.
Corbett Gordon Joins Tonkon Torp’s L&E Practice
Feb 14, 2013
Corbett Gordon, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most respected labor and employment lawyers, has joined the growing labor and employment practice at Tonkon Torp LLP.
Kristin Bremer Moore and Andrea Schmidt Receive Pro Bono Award
Feb 14, 2013
The Coalition of Community Health Clinics has acknowledged the pro bono work of Kristin Bremer Moore and Andrea Schmidt. At its February board meeting, the organization presented “Safety Net Champion” Awards to both lawyers.
Neuman Discusses Oregon’s New Integrated Water Rights Strategy
Feb 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp’s Janet Neuman, recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost water policy experts, will speak at the February 14 meeting of the Cascade chapter of the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC).
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Business Network's Day of Hope
Feb 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a "gold" sponsor at the February 10 "Day of Hope" event held by the Jewish Business Network. David Forman and Kurt Ruttum attended the annual fundraising event.
Creps Updates Small Business Employers on Compliance Issues
Feb 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay D. Creps is a featured speaker at a February 13 seminar on Small Business Employment Law Issues. Creps will speak about state and federal regulatory compliance thresholds for employers in Oregon and Washington.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund Auction
Feb 08, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a "public service" sponsor at the February 8 Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) Auction. The OLSPIF is a non-profit run by and for the students of the University of Oregon School of Law.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OWLS Networking Event
Feb 07, 2013
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 7 Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) networking event with the Oregon Society of CPAs and Oregon Bankers Association.
Tonkon Torp Purchases 2013 Membership with the Portland Art Museum
Feb 01, 2013
Tonkon Torp purchased a 2013 business membership with the Portland Art Museum. The membership comes with four reusable passes to the museum, available for use by Tonkon staff and attorneys.
Appellate Tips & Traps for Trial Lawyers
Jan 31, 2013
In a 2009 CLE presentation, updated January 2013, Robyn Ridler Aoyagi offers advice to trial lawyers in appellate court.
Tonkon Torp Supports Small Business Legal Clinic Dinner
Jan 29, 2013
Mike Morgan, Drew Hagedorn, and Peter Mohr attended the January 29 Small Business Legal Clinic fundraiser dinner hosted by Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson.
Bob Carey Presents Class on "Employment Law Basics" at the Lewis and Clark Law School
Jan 26, 2013
On January 26, 2013, Bob Carey presented a class on "Employment Law Basics" to students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Seminar at the Lewis and Clark Law School.
Intellectual Property Practice Group Hosts First in Series of Breakfast Briefings
Jan 17, 2013
On January 17, Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group held the first in a series of four breakfast briefings. This first briefing covered the topic of "Idea Protection."
Tax Attorney Griffith Briefs CPAs on Oregon Tax Law Developments
Jan 11, 2013
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith was a guest speaker at the January 7 Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants State & Local Tax Conference. She presented information on recent Oregon Tax Court cases and other tax law developments.
Aoyagi Elected Secretary of OSB’s Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee
Jan 02, 2013
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2013. She has served on the Executive Committee since 2011.
Chris Erickson Joins Oregon Sports Authority Board
Dec 20, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney, Chris Erickson, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Sports Authority.
Skerritt Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
Dec 19, 2012
Tonkon Torp partner Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed Oregon State Membership Chair for the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. Skerritt practices in the firm's Litigation Department, where he has achieved some of Oregon's largest awards and settlements in matters ranging from securities and corporate governance to energy and general business issues. He was the 2010 - 2012 state chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Tonkon Torp Elects Two New Partners
Dec 14, 2012
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Inga Deckert and Jeffrey Woodcox to the partnership, effective January 1, 2013. Deckert has been a member of the firm’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group since 2007. She represents clients before the Oregon Legislature and Executive Branch agencies. Woodcox is a business attorney who advises clients on acquiring and disposing of businesses and assets, securities compliance and raising capital through private placements of equity and debt.
Tonkon Torp Again Named Among Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Dec 12, 2012
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2012 “Most Admired Companies” survey.
Bob Carey Presents "Rethinking Legal Services in the 21st Century"
Dec 11, 2012
Bob Carey presented "Rethinking Legal Services in the 21st Century" to the Owen M. Panner Inn of Court on December 11, 2012.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Briefs Accountants on Recent Federal Tax Rulings
Nov 27, 2012
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith spoke at the 2012 Northwest Federal Tax Conference sponsored by the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. The title of her talk was, "Recent Cases and Rulings in Federal Tax."
Litigator Rick Martson Shares His Expertise With Young Trial Lawyers
Nov 27, 2012
Trial lawyers looking to hone their skills will learn from seasoned litigator William (Rick) Martson, Jr. about the do’s and don’ts of opening statements, at an upcoming continuing legal education program. Martson is one of the speakers at the Defense Practice Academy sponsored by the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. The day-long event, scheduled for November 29 at the Tonkon Torp offices, will feature judges and trial lawyers who will share the nuts and bolts and the basic skills needed for trial.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Present CLE on Structuring Joint Ventures
Nov 12, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorneys Justin Denton and Steven Olson recently presented a continuing legal education seminar on how to structure strategic joint ventures from the perspective of a business attorney and a litigator.
Anna Sortun Named Up and Coming Lawyer for 2012
Nov 07, 2012
Tonkon Torp litigator Anna Sortun has been named a 2012 Up & Coming Lawyer honoree by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce. She is among a select group of 20 young lawyers recognized by a judging panel comprised of leaders from Oregon's legal community.
Greenman Offers Tips for Sales of Private Companies
Nov 06, 2012
At a recent event for owners of privately held companies, Tonkon Torp business lawyer Ronald L. Greenman discussed the importance of planning before and after the sale of a business.
U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Six Practice Areas
Nov 06, 2012
U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers
has released its 2012-2013 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and has awarded Portland's Tonkon Torp LLP national ranking for six practice areas and Portland metropolitan area ranking for 38 of its practice areas.
Al Kennedy Speaks at Two Professional Events on Bankruptcy Issues
Nov 02, 2012
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was a panelist at two recent professional conferences.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Tapped for "Best of CLE" Conference Presenters
Nov 01, 2012
Attorneys Craig Foster, Andrea Schmidt and Michael Millender have been selected to present seminars at the annual "Best of CLE" conference for continuing legal education in Portland.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Social Media Ethics at Conference
Oct 26, 2012
Blerina Kotori will participate on a panel discussion at the Oregon Law Institute's 25th annual continuing legal education seminar on ethics, at the Oregon Convention Center on November 2.
Cronn Discusses Transaction Hurdles at Business Owner Event
Oct 25, 2012
Tonkon Torp business lawyer Jeff Cronn will discuss with a group of business owners the legal hurdles that can arise as a company is being prepared for sale. The November 1 event at the Multnomah Athletic Club is sponsored by U.S. Bank for its commercial banking and wealth management clients. Cronn will present his top ideas for owners to reduce transactional friction in order to accelerate and optimize the results of their business sales.
Tonkon Torp's Bremer Provides Updates on ADA and Family Medical Leave
Oct 24, 2012
Tonkon Torp business attorney Kristin Bremer is a presenter at the upcoming 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar at the World Trade Center.
Tonkon Torp's Bob Carey Elected to Human Resources Board
Oct 22, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert L. Carey has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), and he will serve as the board's General Counsel.
Kotori Speaks on Fundamentals of Sexual Harassment Law
Oct 19, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori recently presented information about “Sexual Harassment from a Management Perspective” at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Three New Associates Join Tonkon Torp
Oct 17, 2012
Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Claire E. Brown, Molly Honoré and Matthew Joseph as associates in the firm. Claire E. Brown joins the firm’s Business Department. A 2012 graduate of Vanderbilt University, she earned a law degree and an MBA, with a concentration in finance. Molly Honoré is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. She graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2012 with a certificate in business law. Matthew Joseph also has joined Tonkon Torp’s Business Department following his 2012 graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Ken Stephens to Teach in Latvia This Fall
Oct 01, 2012
In October, Tonkon Torp corporate attorney Ken Stephens will join Professor Antons Petrovskis in teaching the international business law course at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. Stephens’ appointment was arranged by the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) in Salzburg, Austria. CILS annually arranges for up to 80 senior lawyers from common law countries to serve as visiting professors at institutions in Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union.
Five Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Designation as Portland Lawyers of the Year in Their Practice Specialties
Sep 21, 2012
Best Lawyers in America 2013 has named five attorneys from Tonkon Torp as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey. Named Portland’s Lawyer of the Year for their practice areas are: Sherrill A. Corbett, Corporate Compliance Law; Mark F. LeRoux, Tax Law; Janet Neuman, Water Law; Thomas P. Palmer, Securities Regulation; and Kenneth D. Stephens, Banking and Finance Law.
Al Kennedy Offers Perspective on Sunwest Management Bankruptcy at Oregon State Bar Event
Sep 21, 2012
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was one of a number of panelists at a September 19 Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event focused on one of Oregon's most complex bankruptcy cases.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Affordable Care Act Implications for Businesses
Sep 18, 2012
On September 18th and 28th, Tonkon Torp employee benefits attorney Darcy Norville and Tompkins Benefit Group consultant Deborah Tompkins will offer business owners and human resource directors their perspectives on what the Affordable Care Act means for businesses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this summer.
Tonkon Torp's Herzog Appointed to WSU Foundation Board
Sep 17, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Theodore (Ted) Herzog has been appointed to the Washington State University Foundation board of trustees. Herzog chairs the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. He represents local, regional and national property owners, tenants and developers in a wide range of commercial transactions including acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing and project development.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Explores Internet Law Issues
Sep 14, 2012
Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker presents a Continuing Legal Education seminar on new developments in Internet law this week in Portland. The seminar is part of the Oregon State Bar's ongoing professional development series.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Presents JOBS Act information for companies interested in Raising Capital
Sep 12, 2012
On September 19, Tonkon Torp corporate attorney Tom Palmer will discuss the 2012 JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) and offer practical guidelines on how small businesses may be able use the Act to raise capital.
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Lawyer Contributes to Award-Winning Legal Education Book
Sep 12, 2012
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps authored a chapter on independent contractors in the 2011 edition of "Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector".
Tonkon Torp Wins Top Litigation Honors - Four of Firm's Attorneys Again Identified as Oregon Litigation Stars
Sep 04, 2012
Tonkon Torp’s litigation law practice has once again been honored by clients and peers, this time in Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2013. Four of the firm’s attorneys are singled out as local litigation stars in Oregon: Don H. Marmaduke, William F. Martson, Jr., Daniel H. Skerritt and Jon P. Stride.
Gordon Presents Board Development Training
Aug 30, 2012
Labor and employment attorney Corbett Gordon recently conducted a board development training seminar for the Regional Emergency Care Councils of Washington State. Gordon has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of labor and employment law matters.
Best Lawyers in America® Names 50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2013 List
Aug 29, 2012
Lawyers from Tonkon Torp LLP continue to earn the high regard and professional respect of their peers and litigation adversaries. This year, 50 Tonkon Torp lawyers - well more than half of the firm's partners - were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Presents Wage and Hour Seminar
Aug 28, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps recently presented a seminar on wage and hour issues to the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Medford. Creps' presentation included insights on Department of Labor audits, exemptions and the use of independent contractors. He has been invited to return to present a seminar on overtime issues.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Present at Greater Portland Compliance Association Meeting
Jul 20, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorneys Tatiana Perry, Ari Okano Lee and Blerina Kotori are presenting speakers at a July 26 meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA). They will discuss the latest compliance issues regarding use of social media. Perry, Lee and Kotori are members of Tonkon Torp's newly formed Information Privacy & Security practice group, which helps businesses understand and comply with emerging laws and industry standards regulating the collection, use, sharing, protection and proper disposal of personal data.
Twenty Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Jul 18, 2012
Twenty attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
New Tonkon Torp Practice Helps Businesses Meet Their Data and Privacy Protection Responsibilities
Jul 12, 2012
Tonkon Torp has launched an Information Privacy & Security practice group to advise businesses on the proper and practical management of sensitive data. Technical innovations that allow personal information to be collected and processed online have increased the need for businesses of all types to carefully manage and secure large amounts of customer and employee data.
Tonkon Torp's Keeney Appointed to La Salle High School Board
Jul 11, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Keeney has been appointed to the foundation board of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory school.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Appointed to Oregon Chapter of Federal Bar Association Board
Jul 09, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch has joined the board of directors of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Explain Oregon's Newest Real Estate Deed
Jul 06, 2012
Tonkon Torp estate planning and real estate lawyers Jackson Lewis and Kimberlee Stafford will explain Oregon's new Transfer on Death (TOD) deed at a July 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of East Portland. Effective January 1, 2012, the law allows a real property owner to record a TOD deed at any time during his or her lifetime and to designate beneficiaries in the deed, possibly eliminating the need for probate following the death of the property owner.
Tonkon Torp Continues Building Top Immigration Law Practice Group
Jun 26, 2012
The Immigration Practice Group recently added Melany Savitt to its team and the group earned top tier ranking (Band 1) for the third year in a row by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012. Turid Owren and colleague Alan C. Perkins were named leaders in their field.
Tonkon Torp Litigation Practice Earns Highest Rating from Chambers USA
Jun 25, 2012
The Litigation Practice at Tonkon Torp has earned top tier ranking in the newly released Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012 edition. Rankings are based on thousands of peer reviews, client assessments and other data.
Kotori Discusses Issues Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule Violations
May 29, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori will coach business lawyers on non-litigation aspects of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that affects covered entities, such as employers.
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Lawyers Write Legal Education Materials for Other Attorneys
May 22, 2012
Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group recently wrote four chapters for the Practical Law Company, a legal publishing firm that provides online content for practicing business attorneys. The company taps lawyers with significant practice experience to author chapters covering a wide range of legal matters.
Palmer Discusses Key Issues for Directors
May 21, 2012
Tonkon Torp corporate attorney Thomas P. Palmer participated last week on a panel discussing Key Issues in 2012 for Public and Private Company Directors.
Neuman Identifies States With Best Water Plans
May 21, 2012
An article by Tonkon Torp water lawyer Janet Neuman appears in the May 15 issue of The Water Report, a newsletter covering water rights and water quality in the western United States.
Tonkon Torp Attorney on Future Energy Conference Panel
May 07, 2012
Tonkon Torp energy and land use attorney David Petersen recently participated on a panel at the Future Energy Conference in Portland. The panel discussed how to build local acceptance for renewable energy projects, including strategies and tools for working with local community groups and stakeholders.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Gives Advice on Using Experts
May 07, 2012
The Oregon Association of Defense Counsel has invited Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel Skerritt to participate on a panel discussion entitled "Making the Most of Your Expert." The panel will cover how to choose experts to support a case and how to prprepare them to effectively present their findings in reports, deposition and trial testimony. The May 10 event will be held at the Tonkon Torp offices.
Sunwest Management Bankruptcy Case is Topic of Forum Discussion
Mar 19, 2012
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert N. Kennedy shared his experience and perspective about one of Oregon's biggest and most complex bankruptcy cases at a March 16, 2012 event hosted by Lewis & Clark Law School. The event featured Kennedy and other key individuals who were involved in resolving the Sunwest Management bankruptcy and subsequent $1.2 billion sale to Blackstone Real Estate Advisors in 2010.
Tonkon Torp's Ballou Elected to Parkinson's Board Exec Committee
Mar 13, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Vicki A. Ballou has been elected to the executive committee of the Board of Parkinson's Resources of Oregon. She has served on the board for a year. A member of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group, Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing, particularly open source code issues. She works with both technology and traditional manufacturing companies.
Tonkon Torp Water Lawyers Lead Regional Symposium on Future Water Supply & Management
Mar 08, 2012
Congressman Earl Blumenauer will be the keynote speaker at a March 15 regional water symposium in Portland co-chaired by Tonkon Torp attorneys Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman. The day-long event, The Future of Water Supply in the Pacific Northwest: Investment Challenges and Opportunities, will explore supply side and management challenges facing the region's water providers, as well as various infrastructure funding options in the face of declining federal and state assistance.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Business Succession Planning
Mar 06, 2012
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith presented at the National Advisors Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida, sponsored by M Financial. Griffith's remarks covered the issues associated with business succession planning described in her recent book, Family Wealth Transition Planning (Wiley, 2009). This guidebook for families and advisors takes a systems approach to planning for wealth transition.
Tonkon Torp Attorney to Discuss Income Tax Aspects of Trusts & Estates
Feb 29, 2012
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith offers "Taxing Thoughts About Non-taxable Estates" at a March 16, 2012 seminar on the ABCs of Estate Administration.
Jon Stride Honored for Leadership in Law
Feb 29, 2012
Tonkon Torp litigator Jon Stride has been selected by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as a finalist for its Leadership in Law award. The award recognizes individuals whose leadership in the legal profession and the community has made a positive impact on Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Discuss State Taxation Issues for Online Businesses
Feb 29, 2012
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will discuss state tax liability issues in the age of e-commerce at a March 2 seminar on legal issues in running a business online.
Tonkon Torp's Perry Joins Portland YouthBuilders Board
Feb 27, 2012
Tonkon Torp litigator Edwin (Ned) Perry has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Portland YouthBuilders. He has provided pro bono counsel to the organization for more than a decade. Founded in 1995, Portland YouthBuilders is a non-profit organization committed to providing long term support for low income youth.
20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA
Feb 27, 2012
Twenty Tonkon Torp attorneys - roughly a third of the partners in the firm - have been named leaders in their field for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Tonkon Torp's Mark Cushing Elected to PNCA Board
Feb 14, 2012
Tonkon Torp partner Mark Cushing has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).
Tonkon Torp Honored for Campaign for Equal Justice Contributions
Feb 14, 2012
Attorneys at Tonkon Torp were honored recently for their outstanding support of the Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The firm posted the largest dollar increase in giving over last year's campaign in the Large Firm category.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Explains Role of Forensic Expert in Litigation to PSU Accounting Students
Feb 09, 2012
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne was a guest lecturer on the topic of forensic accounting at a Portland State University School of Business Administration accounting class this week.
Tonkon Torp Names New Co-Chairs of Litigation Department
Feb 07, 2012
Paul Conable and Steven Olson have been appointed co-chairs of the Tonkon Torp Litigation Department.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Address Intellectual Property Challenges in the Era of Social Media and Internet-based Piracy
Feb 01, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorneys Chris Erickson and Christine Uri are featured speakers at a February 3 Oregon State Bar seminar on recent changes in intellectual property law. They will speak on the topic of protecting trademarks and brands in the era of proliferating social media platforms and internet-based piracy.
Tonkon Torp's Bremer Elected to PICA Board
Jan 27, 2012
Tonkon Torp business attorney Kristin Bremer has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA).
Lewis Briefs Closely Held Business Owners on Realizing Hidden Value
Jan 18, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis is one of a featured panel of legal, tax and business valuation experts who are presenting a January 18 seminar on how to unlock the value hidden within a closely-held business.
Wilker at Portland City Club on Friday to Address Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Spending
Jan 17, 2012
Tonkon Torp attorney Steven M. Wilker is a featured speaker at the January 20, 2012 meeting of the City Club of Portland.
Supreme Court Selects Tonkon Torp Attorney for Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board
Jan 17, 2012
The Oregon Supreme Court has appointed Frank J. Weiss to a three year term on the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Named to Board of Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Dec 28, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigator Jon P. Stride has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, effective January 1, 2012. Stride has practiced in Tonkon Torp's Litigation Department since he joined the firm in 1990.
Marco Materazzi Named to Oregon State Bar Executive Committee, Securities Section
Dec 22, 2011
Tonkon Torp business attorney Marco Materazzi has been elected to a two-year term on the Oregon State Bar Executive Committee, Securities Section. The appointment is effective January 1, 2012.
Tonkon Torp Recognized for Promoting Diversity in Legal Profession
Dec 13, 2011
Tonkon Torp was an active participant in the recent Convocation on Equality hosted by the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section. The firm and its Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the event, and Jon Stride was a panelist, speaking on the importance of advancement and promotion in creating an inclusive organization.
Tonkon Torp Earns Prominent Place on List of Oregon's Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Dec 12, 2011
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon's most admired organizations. The firm ranked 5th among professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal's 2011 "Most Admired Companies" survey.
Tonkon Torp Announces New Partners
Dec 08, 2011
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Drew Hagedorn and Michael Millender to the partnership, effective January 1, 2012.
Animal Policy Group Tackles Complex Issues Related to Animal Welfare, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Dec 08, 2011
Long-time political strategist and Tonkon Torp attorney Mark Cushing has formed the Animal Policy Group at Tonkon Torp, with offices in Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Conflicts of Interest
Dec 08, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigator Frank J. Weiss was a recent presenter at a National Business Institute seminar on Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Problems. Weiss spoke on the topic of Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Offer Intellectual Property Tips to Entrepreneurs
Nov 21, 2011
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group have created a primer to help entrepreneurs avoid potential IP liability issues.
Tonkon Torp's Lewis Elected President of Local Theater Board
Nov 16, 2011
Tonkon Torp business attorney Jackson Lewis has been elected president of the board of directors of the Broadway Rose Theater Company for a three-year term. Lewis has served on the board since 2004.
Tonkon Torp Energy Lawyer Elected to Solar Oregon Board
Nov 16, 2011
Tonkon Torp energy and land use attorney David Petersen has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Solar Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Honored for Work on Behalf of Youth
Nov 15, 2011
Attorneys from one of Portland's most prominent business law firms were honored recently for their pro bono work to protect the legal rights of a special population of Oregon youth and their families.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Joins Peninsula Children's Center Board
Nov 10, 2011
Tonkon Torp business attorney Marco Materazzi has been elected to the board of the Peninsula Children's Center.
Kotori to Discuss HIPAA Issues
Nov 02, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori will discuss current HIPAA requirements for members of Lewis & Clark Law School's Employment Law Society. The November 7, 2011 presentation is on the campus.
U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas
Nov 01, 2011
Tonkon Torp has long had a reputation for high caliber work as a business and complex commercial litigation firm. Today U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers released its 2011-2012 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and ranked Tonkon Torp nationally in five practice areas.
Tonkon Torp Transaction Expert Shares Perspective on Current M&A Climate
Oct 31, 2011
Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn is one of three experts who will discuss trends in the mergers & acquisitions business environment at an upcoming continuing legal education event hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association.
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Expert Discusses E-Discovery
Oct 31, 2011
E-Discovery is the topic of a presentation by Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori on November 10 for the Multnomah Bar Association.
Al Kennedy Presents on Bankruptcy Trusts
Oct 28, 2011
Al Kennedy was a featured speaker at a recent program hosted by the Turnaround Management Association. The topic of his presentation was "Bankruptcy Trusts: One Size Does Not Fit All."
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to Board of Le Monde Immersion School
Oct 28, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani has been elected to the board of the Le Monde Immersion, a new French language nonprofit seeking public charter school status in the Portland Public School District.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named 2012 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Three Practice Specialties
Oct 25, 2011
Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year has named three partners from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Best Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties.
Tonkon Attorneys Offer Advice at National Church Administration Day Event
Oct 20, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorneys Krista Hardwick and Colin Love-Geiger are presenting a seminar to help church administrators work effectively with their most valuable assets - employees and volunteers in their church communities.
Griffith Highlights Current Tax Issues
Oct 20, 2011
Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwendolyn Griffith offers perspective on current tax issues at an upcoming Oregon State Bar continuing legal education seminar.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Honored for Advocacy Work in Immigration
Oct 13, 2011
Tonkon Torp business immigration attorney Turid L. Owren is being honored for excellence in advocacy in her advancement of the practice of immigration law. The Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will present Owren with the 2011 Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Advocacy Award at its Oregon Immigrant Achievement Awards event on October 14.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Honored for Sunwest Turnaround
Oct 13, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorneys Albert N. Kennedy and Kenneth D. Stephens will be honored later this month for their work on the turnaround of Sunwest Management Inc., the Salem, Oregon-based company that was at one time the fourth largest senior housing operator in the United States.
Water Law Expert Janet Neuman Keynotes Water Law Symposium
Oct 04, 2011
Lewis & Clark Law School is hosting a 21st Century Water Law Symposium on October 7 in honor of Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman and Professor Jim Huffman.
Skerritt Reappointed to Lead Oregon Trial Lawyers Group
Sep 28, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel H. Skerritt has been reappointed to chair the Oregon chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers for a second year.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer to Speak at Go Green 2011 Sustainability Conference
Sep 27, 2011
Max M. Miller, Jr., Tonkon Torp environmental attorney, is among the expert panelists speaking at GoGreen Portland, a full-day conference on sustainability scheduled for October 4, 2011 at the Gerding Theater in Portland.
Trade Secret Law Subject of Presentation for Young Lawyers
Sep 22, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorneys David Aman and Jon Stride spoke about "Basics of Trade Secret Law" on September 22 as part of a Continuing Legal Education series on intellectual property law hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
Best Lawyers in America® Names 40 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2012 List
Sep 21, 2011
40 Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 64 percent of the firm's partners were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Appointed to Federal Bar Association Board
Sep 21, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Love-Geiger has joined the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Writes Comprehensive Book on Oregon Water Law
Sep 19, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman, considered one of the foremost water policy experts in the Pacific Northwest, has written a new book that details the law of water and water rights in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp's Norville to Chair Multnomah Bar's Group Insurance Committee
Sep 15, 2011
Tonkon Torp partner Darcy M. Norville has been appointed to chair the Multnomah Bar Association's Group Insurance Committee.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Appointed to Multnomah Bar's Professionalism Committee
Sep 15, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigator Frank J. Weiss has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Multnomah Bar Association's Professionalism Committee.
Tonkon Torp Litigator to Serve on Judicial Screening Committee
Sep 12, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigatorJon P. Stride has been appointed to a three-year term on the Multnomah Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee.
Tonkon Torp Tax Attorney Authors Federal Income Tax Book
Sep 12, 2011
Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Tonkon Torp, has written a new law student study guide, Basic Federal Income Tax, 4th edition.
Kennedy Presents CLE on Bankruptcy Valuation Strategies
Sep 09, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Albert N. Kennedy will be co-presenter of a Continuing Legal Education seminar on "Strategies for Valuation in Bankruptcy" later this month in Bend, Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to Forest Park Conservancy's Board
Sep 09, 2011
The Forest Park Conservancy's board of directors elected Tonkon Torp attorney Ryan Bledsoe to join the nonprofit's board.
Palmer Moderates Panel Discussion of Corporate Issues Related to IT
Sep 08, 2011
Tonkon Torp attorney Tom Palmer will moderate a panel discussion on "Oversight of Information Security Risks: Considerations for Directors" at a September 13 event hosted by the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors--Portland (NACD).
19 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Aug 25, 2011
Nineteen attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Four of Firm's Attorneys Identified as Oregon "Litigation Stars"
Aug 23, 2011
Tonkon Torp has again been named a recommended firm in the 5th edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.
Tonkon Torp Remembers Senator Hatfield
Aug 09, 2011
Tonkon Torp extends its condolences to the family of Senator Mark O. Hatfield. One of Oregon's most respected statesmen in every sense of the word, Senator Hatfield demonstrated intelligent, principled thinking on a myriad of issues affecting Oregonians, the nation and the world. His leadership skills brought people together around shared values regardless of political party.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Honored by City Club
Jul 08, 2011
The City Club of Portland has named Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne a Member of the Year for 2011. The award recognizes outstanding overall contribution to City Club.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to YWCA Board
Jun 28, 2011
Tonkon Torp business attorney Darcy M. Norville was elected to the board of the YWCA of Greater Portland at its annual meeting on June 23. She will serve a three-year term on the board that is in the process of "reinventing" the 100-year-old organization.
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Again Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA
Jun 06, 2011
Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion in the reference directory is based on interviews with clients and professional peers to identify attorneys who demonstrate excellent technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Skerritt to Share Insights on Winning Trials
Jun 06, 2011
Litigator Dan Skerritt is a featured speaker at a June 9 Multnomah Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on "Making Good Lawyers Great." One of Oregon's most respected litigators, Skerritt offers his insights about how to develop coherent, c
Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Attracts Three More Attorneys
May 10, 2011
The Labor & Employment Practice Group at Tonkon Torp LLP announces the addition of three more attorneys.
Labor & Employment Attorney Speaks at Employment Law Seminar
May 06, 2011
Corbett Gordon spoke at the May 5 meeting of the Columbia Basin Society of Human Resource Managers. Gordon addressed issues concerning social media in the workplace, as well as hiring and firing.
Multnomah County honors Tonkon Torp attorney Max Miller
Apr 25, 2011
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a Multnomah County Volunteer Award.
Gwen Griffith to lead Tonkon Torp tax practice
Apr 14, 2011
Gwendolyn Griffith is the new leader of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Tonkon Torp.
Kennedy Discusses Chapter 11 Reorganizations and Liquidations for Bankruptcy Institute
Apr 11, 2011
Al Kennedy spoke at the 24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, hosted by the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association on April 8 - 9. This year's institute focused on the litigation aspects of bankruptcy. Kennedy spoke on the subject of "Reorganization vs. Liquidation in Chapter 11 Cases."
Tonkon Energy Lawyer Discusses Utility-scale Solar Projects
Apr 11, 2011
Energy attorney David Petersen will participate in a panel discussion April 26th on the development of utility-scale solar projects in Oregon. The panel is part of the NW Solar Expo, a weeklong conference and clean technology showcase at the Oregon Convention Center beginning April 25th.
Tonkon Torp Continues Long Commitment to Portland Art Museum
Apr 11, 2011
When Tonkon Torp real estate attorney Joseph Voboril accepted a position on the current board of directors of the Portland Art Museum, he was no stranger to the organization. Voboril had already volunteered hundreds of hours of his time and legal expertise, serving four previous terms on the museum's board from 1993 to 2006.
Tonkon Torp helps advance 700-megawatt solar project in San Joaquin Valley
Apr 01, 2011
Tonkon Torp's team, led by David Petersen, represented the land owners in negotiating option agreements with several solar power companies to develop over 4,800 acres of land in the San Joaquin Valley. The acreage represents a collection of parcels that were deemed unsuitable for farming because of lack of water.
Tonkon Torp Purchases Renewable Energy Certificates
Mar 31, 2011
In its continued commitment to create and demonstrate sustainability and social responsibility values in its law practice, Tonkon Torp has purchased Renewable Energy Certificates known as "green tags" to offset its 2011 carbon emissions from electricity use.
Tonkon Torp Creates Practice Group for Nonprofit Entities
Mar 20, 2011
Tonkon Torp has formalized its longstanding work on behalf of nonprofit and charitable organizations by creating a Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Entities practice group. Attorneys in the multidisciplinary group serve the specific needs of all nonprofit entities, including educational, arts, religious, fraternal, social welfare and human services organizations.
Tonkon Litigator Speaks on Intake and Case Management for MBA CLE Series
Feb 28, 2011
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne spoke on the subject of "Intake and Case Management: The Complaint is Not the Beginning of the Case" for the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA).
Tonkon tax lawyers address issues for closely held businesses
Feb 03, 2011
Tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will present a seminar on Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses on February 25, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center. The seminar is part of a day-long professional development conference presented by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School.
Tonkon Torp Facilitates Oregon's Growing Solar Energy Resources
Jan 31, 2011
More and more "thin-film" solar panels are appearing on the rooftops of Portland metropolitan area buildings, thanks to the work of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group.
Robyn Ridler Aoyagi Elected to Oregon State Bar Appellate Law Executive Committee
Dec 21, 2010
Tonkon Torp litigator Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been elected to the 2011 Executive Committee of the Appellate Practice Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Tonkon Torp Announces Two New Partners
Dec 17, 2010
Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton has been named to the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Schuster Discusses Water Quality Laws & Regulations
Dec 08, 2010
Tonkon Torp environmental attorney, Jeanette Schuster, presented a seminar in Clackamas County on complying with Oregon water quality laws and regulations. She provided an overview of the federal Clean Water Act, and discussed DEQ regulations for protecting groundwater resources from contamination and for recycled water use.
Tonkon Torp LLP Announces Two New Partners
Dec 07, 2010
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Kristin Bremer and Gwendolyn Griffith to the partnership, effective January 1, 2011.
Tonkon Torp litigator named Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year
Nov 19, 2010
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been selected 2010 Up & Coming Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, Oregon). She received the top honor among a field of 92 young lawyers who were nominated and 24 who were recognized by a judging panel made up of leaders from Oregon's legal community.
22 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2010 Super Lawyers Lists
Nov 18, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2010 Super Lawyers lists. They were selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Earns Sustainable Leadership Award
Nov 17, 2010
Tonkon Torp's Max M. Miller, Jr. has been honored by the Oregon State Bar with one of two new awards for Sustainable Leadership. Miller earned the award in recognition of his volunteer leadership in moving the legal profession to embrace sustainability as a goal.
Tonkon Torp's Kennedy and Stephens named Portland 2011 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers
Nov 12, 2010
Best Lawyers® has named Tonkon Torp partners Albert N. Kennedy and Kenneth D. Stephens as 2011 Portland, Oregon Lawyers of the Year in their respective disciplines.
Three New Associates Join Tonkon Torp
Nov 04, 2010
Tonkon Torp LLP has added new associates Eric C. Beach, Christopher R. Harding and Marco Materazzi.
Supervisory Liability Under § 1983 and Bivens
Oct 30, 2010
Steven Wilker presented at the ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference. His topic was • "Ninth Circuit Review – Supervisory Liability Under § 1983 and Bivens."
Tonkon Torp immigration practice earns top honors from peers
Oct 26, 2010
Tonkon Torp's Immigration Practice Group, which advises domestic and international companies and individuals on employment-related immigration issues, has earned top tier rankings this year by Chambers USA and the newly released U.S. News Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms report.
Litigating a Civil Rights Case
Oct 15, 2010
Steven Wilker presented on "The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Civil Rights Case - Perplexed by Pleading Standards? Motions to Dismiss After Twombly" for an October 15 CLE hosted by the Oregon State Bar.
Tonkon Torp attorneys named to local nonprofit boards
Oct 13, 2010
Three Tonkon attorneys, Thomas P. Palmer, Steven M. Wilker, and Jackson Lewis have been appointed to the boards for three local nonprofits, Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), Metropolitan Family Service, and the Oregon Historical Society.
Tonkon Torp Named One of America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Four of Firm's Attorneys Identified as Litigation Stars
Oct 11, 2010
Tonkon Torp has been named a recommended firm in the 4th edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Four of the firm’s litigators have been named local litigation stars in Oregon: Don H. Marmaduke, William F. Martson, Jr., Daniel H. Skerritt and Jon P. Stride.
Best Lawyers in America® Names 37 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Sep 27, 2010
Thirty-seven of Tonkon Torp's 84 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.
Tonkon Torp earns high rankings in just-released U.S. News Best Law Firms Listing
Sep 24, 2010
Tonkon Torp's focus on and reputation for handling complex business matters was clearly evident in its rankings in the inaugural edition of the U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication released this week.
Caroline Harris Crowne Offers Advice for Getting in Front of the Jury for ACTL
Jul 31, 2010
Caroline Harris Crowne co-presented a CLE for the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). She discussed "Getting in Front of the Jury" for the ACTL's Northwest Regional Conference.
Tonkon Attorneys Discuss Future of Civil Trials for OADC
Jun 30, 2010
Caroline Harris Crowne and Daniel Skerritt presented a CLE alongside Honorable Janice Wilson for an Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) program.
Max Miller Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group
Jun 15, 2010
Tonkon Torp LLP has named Max Miller to lead the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group.
Tonkon Torp cited as one of 100 best green companies in Oregon
Jun 14, 2010
Tonkon Torp earned a place on Oregon Business magazine's 2010 list of "100 Best Green Companies to Work For" and was recently honored at a luncheon hosted by the magazine. The designation is based on results from a portion of the annual Oregon Business employee satisfaction survey of over 500 companies.
Renewables Spur Growth of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group and Appointment of New Co-Chairs
May 05, 2010
Located on what is arguably the frontier of U.S. renewable energy development, lawyers in Tonkon Torp's energy practice group are finding their reputation in the traditional energy arena is leading to increasing work in solar, wind and other alternative energy throughout the West.
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field
May 05, 2010
Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion and ranking in the reference directory is based upon interviews with clients and professional peers to identify attorneys who demonstrate excellent technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Employment Lawyer Offers Advice on Addressing Chronic Absenteeism
May 01, 2010
Labor and employment attorney Corbett Gordon discussed the options for addressing chronic absenteeism issues at the annual conference of the Local Government Personnel Institute. Her remarks were titled, “Out Sick Again? Really? What’s an Employer to Do?”
Gordon Addresses Social Media Issues That Impact Employment Law
May 01, 2010
Attorney Corbett Gordon was a speaker at a recent Oregon Law Institute seminar, “Social Media – Don’t blink, it’s a constantly moving target.” Gordon has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of labor and employment law matters.
Contract Drafting Issues Case Study
Apr 28, 2010
In a 2010 CLE presentation, Robyn Ridler Aoyagi offers a case study for business lawyers, reviewing City of Albany v. SVC Manufacturing, Inc. (Pepsi)
Schuster Discusses Endangered Species Act for American Bar Association
Apr 22, 2010
Jeanette Schuster was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section meeting on “Hot Environmental Topics” in Denver, Colorado. Schuster’s presentation covered the Endangered Species Act and the impact of wildlife issues on renewable energy projects.
Tonkon Torp Increases Contributions to the Campaign for Equal Justice
Mar 09, 2010
Tonkon Torp attorneys boosted their contributions to the 2009-2010 Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) by 44 percent over the previous year's campaign, earning the top prize in the Large Firm category for the largest percentage increase. The award was presented at the CEJ annual luncheon on February 16 in Portland.
Ted Herzog Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group
Feb 22, 2010
Tonkon Torp LLP has named Ted Herzog to lead the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. The group provides business counsel, transaction and litigation services to clients involved in commercial real estate and renewable energy transactions and d
New Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department
Feb 08, 2010
Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Vanessa Lee and Andrea Schmidt as new associates in the Business Department.
Tonkon Torp Adds Government Relations Attorney
Jan 27, 2010
Attorney and lobbyist Drew Hagedorn has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as Of Counsel in the firm's expanding Government Relations and Public Policy group.
Tonkon Torp Donates $5,000 for Haitian Earthquake Victims
Jan 21, 2010
In response to the desperate situation in Haiti, Tonkon Torp has donated $5,000 to Medical Teams International to help send medicines, bandages and other medical supplies to the stricken area.
Ned Perry Leads Tonkon Torp Litigation Department
Jan 19, 2010
Commercial litigator Edwin (Ned) Perry is now Chair of the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP. Perry joined Tonkon Torp in 1984 following his graduation from the University of Oregon School of Law.
Tonkon Torp LLP Announces Three New Partners
Dec 16, 2009
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Caroline Harris Crowne, Jackson Lewis and Alan C. Perkins to the partnership, effective January 1, 2010.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Greenman Named Portland's Corporate Lawyer of the Year
Dec 03, 2009
Ronald L. Greenman has been named Portland's Corporate Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by Best Lawyers,
a highly respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
Tonkon Torp Honored for Contributions to Arts & Culture in Oregon
Nov 30, 2009
Tonkon Torp has been recognized for outstanding community support of the arts. The firm is among the top 10 medium size organizations honored as a 2009 Business Donor to Arts and Culture in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Named One of Oregon's Most Admired Professional Services Firms
Nov 03, 2009
For the second year in a row, Tonkon Torp has been recognized as one of the state's most admired organizations.
Janet Neuman Keynotes Oregon Water Law Conference
Nov 02, 2009
Tonkon Torp water law counsel Janet Neuman will give the keynote address at the November 5, 2009 Oregon Water Law Conference in Portland.
Tonkon Torp Adds Litigation Attorney
Oct 19, 2009
Christopher J. Pallanch has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in the Litigation Department. Pallanch will focus on commercial litigation.
Law 3.0 Happy Hour - An Internet and New Media Primer for Nonlawyers
Oct 05, 2009
Learn how to choose, protect and clear content in the digital, internet and social networking world. And do it while keeping out of trouble.
New Book Helps Family-Owned Businesses Manage Inheritance Issues
Sep 28, 2009
Tonkon Torp lawyer co-authors roadmap for preserving wealth created in family businesses.
Tonkon Torp Recognized for Philanthropy
Sep 10, 2009
Tonkon Torp was named one of the top 10 mid-size organizations who are leaders in philanthropy in the Portland metro area, according to The Portland Business Journal.
Best Lawyers in America ® 2010 Names 30 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Aug 17, 2009
Thirty Tonkon Torp attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010, a well-respected peer-review legal publication.
13 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn National Recognition for Excellence in Business Law
Jul 06, 2009
Thirteen Tonkon Torp attorneys were selected for the 2009 edition of Chambers USA ® America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Tonkon Attorneys Invited to Serve on Civic Advisory Panels
Feb 17, 2009
Three Tonkon Torp attorneys recently have been appointed to serve on key advisory panels charting the Portland area's future. Owen Blank was named to the Downtown Vision Task Force formed in late 2008 to identify a collective vision for the future of downtown Portland and a signature retail concept for the area. Max M. Miller, Jr. was tapped to join the Mayor's Economic Cabinet, charged with developing an economic platform that will sustain and improve Portland's prosperity. David Copley Forman was appointed to the Portland/Multnomah County Sustainable Development Commission, which promotes policies to support sustainable economic development and sustainable internal government operations.
Tonkon Torp Expands Government Relations and Public Policy Capabilities and Services
Jan 23, 2009
With growing demand for its government relations and public policy services, Tonkon Torp LLP has created a wholly owned public affairs subsidiary and added two political veterans to its roster.
Water Law Expert Joins Tonkon Torp
Jan 06, 2009
Water law attorney Janet Neuman has joined Tonkon Torp as chair of the firm's water law practice. Considered one of the foremost water lawyers in Oregon, Neuman is a professor and former Associate Dean of Faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School. She co-directs the school's Natural Resources Law Institute. She is currently on sabbatical from the law school.
Tonkon Torp Earns Top Business Marks
Dec 29, 2008
Business leaders and business publications in Portland and nationally have recognized Tonkon Torp for several recent honors. While client success, not accolades, drives the firm's attorneys and staff, they do appreciate the recognition as a leader in law.
Kennedy Explains Fiduciary Obligations at Seminar Group CLE
Dec 11, 2008
Al Kennedy presented at the 2008 Best of CLE, sponsored by The Seminar Group. Kennedy discussed "Fiduciary Obligations in the Vicinity of Insolvency."
Steven Wilker Discusses Peaceful Political Protest for Oregon State Bar
Oct 10, 2008
Steven Wilker was a featured presenter at an October 10 CLE hosted by the Oregon State Bar. The topic of Steven's presentation was "Peaceful Political Protest: When Can the Government Disperse Peaceful Protesters?"
What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings
Oct 01, 2008
Steven Wilker presented the CLE "What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings."
Al Kennedy Talks Bankruptcy for Lorman Education Services
Sep 29, 2008
Tonkon Torp attorney Al Kennedy discussed the topic of "Bankruptcy and the Secured Creditor" at a recent program hosted by Lorman Education Services.
The Best Lawyers in America ® 2009 Names 25 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Sep 29, 2008
Twenty-five Tonkon Torp attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Six of the firm's attorneys were selected in more than one category of practice. Ten of the lawyers have been listed in Best Lawyers for 10 or more consecutive years, and three attorneys, Brian G. Booth, Albert N. Kennedy and Leon Simson, have been listed for 20 consecutive years.
Tonkon Torp Immigration Lawyers Tapped for National Assignments
Aug 01, 2008
Two Tonkon Torp immigration attorneys have been selected by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to serve on national committees that work with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) on policy and adjudication issues.
Tonkon Torp Wins PUC Ruling on Behalf of Third Party Solar-Electric Projects
Aug 01, 2008
The Oregon Public Utility Commission's ruling regarding third party financing of solar energy projects, was precedent setting for the region, says Tonkon Torp attorney David F. White.
Tax Attorney Gwen Griffith Joins Tonkon Torp Law Firm
Jul 01, 2008
Eugene attorney Gwendolyn Griffith has joined the tax practice group of Tonkon Torp LLP in Portland. Her practice is focused on advising clients of closely held businesses in matters of taxation, succession and estate planning, and the formation, reorganization, purchase or sale of businesses. She also advises many Oregon nonprofits as general counsel.
Twelve Tonkon Torp Attorneys Again Earn National Recognition for Excellence in Business Law
Jun 23, 2008
Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been selected for the 2008 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Steven Wilker Discusses Grand Theft IP for Entrepreneur Webinar
Jun 18, 2008
Steven Wilker presented at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network webinar "Grand Theft IP."
Tonkon Torp Attorney Explains Loan Workouts and Liquidations
May 30, 2008
Tonkon Torp attorney Albert N. Kennedy gave a presentation on "Loan Workout and Collateral Liquidation." The presentation was sponsored by Lorman Education Services.
Al Kennedy Explains Bankruptcy Duties, Deadlines, and Pitfalls for Annual Bankruptcy Institute
Apr 20, 2008
Tonkon Torp attorney Albert N. Kennedy spoke at the 21st Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association on April 18 - 19. Kennedy and his co-presenters discussed the "Duties, Deadlines, and Avoiding Pitfalls in Business Bankruptcies"
Cronn Appointed to Lead Tonkon Torp Business Department
Mar 10, 2008
Jeffrey S. Cronn has been appointed chair of the Tonkon Torp Business Department, which includes practice groups focused in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and corporate governance, among others.
IP Attorney Discusses Trademark Law for 2007 Year in Review
Feb 29, 2008
Steven Wilker was a presenter at the February 29 CLE, "Trademark Law - 2007 Year in Review." The CLE was sponsored by the Oregon State Bar's Intellectual Property Section.
Tonkon Torp Awards Annual Law School Scholarships
Jan 31, 2008
Two third-year students at Lewis & Clark Law School have earned scholarships from Tonkon Torp LLP to complete their legal education.
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2007 Super Lawyers List
Dec 03, 2007
Eighteen attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2007 list of Super Lawyers. They were selected through a rigorous process that identifies outstanding lawyers in more than 60 practice areas. The list recognizes those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Caroline Harris Crowne Discusses Arbitration Clauses for MBA
Nov 30, 2007
Caroline Harris Crowne co-presented a CLE for the Multnomah Bar Association on the subject of "Arbitration Clauses in Contracts: Drafting, Enforcing, and Challenging Them."
Best Lawyers in America ® 2008 Names 22 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Oct 04, 2007
Twenty-two Tonkon Torp attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Four of the Portland firm's attorneys were selected in more than one category of practice, and 10 of the lawyers have been listed for 10 or more consecutive years.
Experienced Corporate and Business Restructuring Lawyer Joins Firm
Sep 05, 2007
Leon Simson, an experienced Oregon corporate and business restructuring attorney, has joined the business department of Tonkon Torp LLP.
Governor Signs Long-Awaited PE Reform Bill
Aug 02, 2007
Representing a first step of many in restoring physical education to Oregon schools, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed House Bill 3141 into law today to arrest the obesity epidemic and the growing levels of inactivity of Oregon's youth.
Portland immigration attorney honored for oversight role on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service committee
Jul 31, 2007
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has honored Tonkon Torp attorney Turid L. Owren with a presidential commendation for outstanding leadership in liaison.
Tonkon Torp Forms Sustainability Practice Group
Jul 12, 2007
Tonkon Torp has launched a sustainability practice group leveraging the firm's experience in energy, forestry, green building and advising emerging companies.
Who is Liable for Speech in Cyberspace?
Jun 25, 2007
Steven Wilker discusses speech in cyberspace for ABA roundtable discussion.
12 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn National Recognition for Excellence in Business Law
Jun 15, 2007
Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been selected for the 2007 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Each of the lawyers has been acknowledged previously by Chambers USA, which conducts client and professional peer interviews to identify leading lawyers based on technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Sherrill Corbett Presents on Business in the Digital Age for Oregon Law Institute
Feb 23, 2007
Sherrill Corbett spoke at Lewis & Clark Law School for a CLE presentation sponsored by the Oregon Law Institute. The topic of her program was "Operating, Financing, and Selling a Business in the Digital Age."
Tonkon Torp Named a Most Admired Company
Dec 13, 2006
The Portland Business Journal recently named Tonkon Torp as one of "Oregon's Most Admired Companies" among professional service firms in its 2006 survey. This is the second consecutive year that Tonkon Torp has appeared on the Portland Business
Tonkon Torp Adds Labor and Employment Attorney
Nov 14, 2006
Attorney Kristin Bremer has joined the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Tonkon Torp, LLP. She will work with her former colleague, veteran employment lawyer Robert L. Carey, the new chair of the firm's labor and employment practice. Bremer and Carey were both formerly with Barran Liebman, LLP.
The Best Lawyers in America Names 16 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Oct 18, 2006
Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm's partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Fifteen of those partners have been listed in prior years, eight for the last 10 or more consecutive years. New to the list this year is intellectual property law attorney Vicki A. Ballou. Former managing partner, Kenneth D. Stephens, was selected in three categories.
Tonkon Torp Adds Robert Carey to Employment Law Team
Sep 21, 2006
Veteran employment law litigator Robert L. Carey has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as head of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.
Veteran Litigator and Political Strategist Returns to Tonkon Torp
Jul 08, 2006
Tonkon Torp LLP has launched a new government relations and public policy practice, led by former Portlander Mark L. Cushing, who is returning to the firm after more than a decade on the East Coast.
Immigration Attorney Selected to Chair Key Committee
Jun 26, 2006
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has appointed Tonkon Torp attorney Turid L. Owren chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) Nebraska Service Center.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Business Law
Jun 22, 2006
Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been included in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. They were selected based on thousands of client and professional peer interviews. The evaluation criteria included technical legal ability, professional conduct and client service.
Tonkon Torp Announces New Partners
Nov 17, 2005
Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that Paul W. Conable and Michael W. Fletcher have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2006.
Tonkon Torp's Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2006
Aug 26, 2005
A remarkable thirty-five percent of Tonkon Torp partners were selected by their legal peers in Woodward, White's 2006 Best Lawyers in America.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Selected for Chambers & Partners USA 2005-2006
Jun 21, 2005
Tonkon Torp LLP's reputation as home to some of the most impressive legal talent in the state is strengthened by the recognition of ten Tonkon Torp partners as America's leading business lawyers by Chambers and Partners USA® 2005-2006.
Tonkon Torp Helps a Military Family Fight Back Against Creditors
Apr 27, 2005
Tonkon Torp LLP recently achieved a series of victories on behalf of its pro bono client, the family of an Oregon National Guardsmen serving in Iraq. In a case that has gained widespread media attention, Tonkon Torp attorney Paul Conable has been able to help the Acunas successfully negotiate with creditors and fight off lawsuits against the family.
Better Watchdogs - Investigative Reporting on the Beat
Apr 10, 2005
Steven Wilker gave a presentation in Ashland, Oregon on April 9 and 10. His topic was "Better Watchdogs: Investigative Reporting on the Beat."
Tonkon Torp Partner Steven M. Wilker Named One of Portland's 40 Under 40
Mar 21, 2005
Tonkon Torp LLP was again recognized for its outstanding younger lawyers with the selection of Steven M. Wilker in The Business Journal's annual 40 under 40 list.
Twelve Tonkon Torp Partners listed in Best Lawyers in America®
Jan 24, 2005
Tonkon Torp LLP cemented its reputation as a leading Portland firm with twelve partners recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006.
Al Kennedy Studies Receiverships and Bankruptcies for TMA
Nov 30, 2004
Al Kennedy spoke on the subject of "Receiverships v. Bankruptcies" at a recent program hosted by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).
Tonkon Torp Attorneys selected for Chambers USA Directory
Jun 22, 2004
The Tonkon Torp law firm is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been included in the Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2004 Edition directory as 'Leaders in their Field'. This is an increase of three over those listed in the 2002-2003 edition.
Kennedy Discusses Loan Documents for Lorman Education Services
May 28, 2004
Al Kennedy recently presented on "Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents in Oregon" for Lorman Education Services.
Al Kennedy Talks Evidence for 17th Annual Bankruptcy Institute
Apr 19, 2004
Attorney Al Kennedy spoke at the 17th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association. The topic of Kennedy's presentation was "Real Evidence."
Tonkon Torp Enhances Scholarship at Lewis & Clark Law School
Feb 06, 2004
Thanks to a generous contribution from Tonkon Torp LLP, Timothy Foster can follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Warren A. McMinimee, a Tillamook attorney instrumental in establishing public access to all Oregon beaches. Foster '04, a third-year Lewis & Clark Law School student, is the first recipient of an enhanced scholarship in memory of the law firm's founders, Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick H. Torp.