Alex Tinker Joins Portland Story Theater Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker has joined the Board of Directors of the Portland Story Theater. The nonprofit arts organization works to build community through storytelling. “Creating narrative and communicating face-to-face is essential for…
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Stephanie Grant Serves on CEJ Associates Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Stephanie Grant is serving on the Associates Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The CEJ Associates Committee is comprised of young attorneys in Portland who help drive support for CEJ and Oregon legal aid within…
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Blerina Kotori Recognized as One of Portland’s Forty Under 40

Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori has been honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of its 2018 Forty Under 40 award recipients. The annual award recognizes influential business and community leaders in the greater Portland area who are under…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Back Jeff Woodcox

Tonkon Torp is pleased to welcome partner Jeff Woodcox back to the firm. Jeff rejoins the Business Department after serving for a year and half as in-house Associate General Counsel for longtime Tonkon Torp client Banfield Pet Hospital. Jeff's stint…
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Tonkon Torp Supports OSB Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence

Tonkon Torp supports the Oregon State Bar's Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence published in the April issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The values of equity and justice for all stand at our core. We applaud the Bar's…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise

Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
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Gwen Griffith Discusses Tax Reform for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal in a recent issue. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of tax reform and included a profile of Gwen as…
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Jackson Lewis Speaks to Nonprofit Board Members about Legal Responsibilities

On February 7, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis delivered a presentation on the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members for the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Art of Leadership program.
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Portland Trial Attorney Darian Stanford Joins Tonkon Torp

Darian Stanford has joined the Litigation Department of Tonkon Torp. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named partner at Slinde Nelson Stanford LLC. While there, Stanford tried a variety of complex cases, managed a commercial litigation and…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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U.S. Department of Justice Appellate Attorney Joins Tonkon Torp

Federal appellate litigator Robert (Bob) Koch has joined Tonkon Torp as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as part of its Civil Rights…
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Kimberlee Stafford Joins The Street Trust Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to The Street Trust Board of Directors. The Street Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes community partnerships to improve public transit, walking, and bicycling conditions in Oregon…
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Gwendolyn Griffith Presents at Association for Financial Professionals Luncheon

On January 17, Gwendolyn Griffith, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation Practice Group and Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, was a featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Association for Financial Professionals. Her…
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Kimberlee Stafford Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Sustainable Future Section

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section, which provides a forum to explore and promote the relationship between sustainability and the legal profession.
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Rocky Dallum Joins The ALS Association Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association. The ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy. Dallum’s…
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