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Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Expands

September 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. A graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, she worked for more than eight years as an immigration paralegal at Tonkon Torp and another firm before pursuing her law degree.
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.
Responding to increased demand for its services, Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group has doubled in size in the past year. Established in 1999 by practice group chair Turid Owren, the group’s clients are among the region’s premiere manufacturing, healthcare and technology companies. Tonkon Torp attorneys help ensure their clients’ ability to transfer, hire and retain professional workers for technical, creative, and executive assignments in the United States. The firm’s immigration practice is recognized for its excellence by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.