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Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Portland Lawyer of the Year Honor

Four Tonkon Torp partners have been named Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties by Best Lawyers in America 2021. In each community, only one lawyer per specialty is honored as Lawyer of the Year by the peer-review survey.
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Kate Roth Joins Tonkon Torp from U.S. Tax Court

Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes Kate Roth to the firm as an associate in its Tax and Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice groups. Roth joins the firm from the United States Tax Court where she was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable…
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Nine Rising Tonkon Torp Attorneys Included on 2021 “Ones to Watch” List

Nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing nine practice groups have been honored in Best Lawyers' inaugural Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor focused on acknowledging attorneys who have been in private practice…
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Best Lawyers in America® Includes 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2021 List

Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 36 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. A majority of attorneys have been named to the peer-review list in past years, and most have been recognized for more…
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Kurt Ruttum Interviewed by Business Journal on Tonkon Torp in the Pandemic and Beyond

Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Kurt Ruttum was interviewed by the Portland Business Journal in a wide-ranging conversation that touched on his path to firm management, and Tonkon Torp’s role in Portland’s legal and business community.
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Mick Harris Joins Willamette University Alumni Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Mick Harris has been appointed to the Willamette University Alumni Board. The Board works to foster alumni relations by hosting events, organizing networking opportunities, and providing career resources. "Willamette University…
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Megan Reuther Discusses How to Handle COVID-19 in the Workplace

Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group concluded the first round of its coffee break webinar series with a July 30 program featuring attorney Megan Reuther. The topic focused on how to handle a COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace.
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Chris Morehead Shares Strategies for Enforcing Pandemic Safety Rules

Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group continued its coffee break webinar series with a July 23 program featuring attorney Chris Morehead. The topic focused on strategies to enforce pandemic workplace safety policies in a fair and consistent…
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Parna Mehrbani Helps Crack the Imposter Syndrome Code for Oregon Women Lawyers

On July 21, Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist for a virtual workshop on Imposter Syndrome hosted by the Oregon Women Lawyers. Many lawyers struggle with Imposter Syndrome, a common psychological pattern that affects high-performers…
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Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción Share Pro Bono Opportunities on MBA Panel

Attorneys Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción were featured panelists on a June 24 webinar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. The program, moderated by US District Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, offered a variety of perspectives and options…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at Virtual TiE XL Bootcamp Session

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tyler Harkness, Parna Mehrbani, and Kristin Bremer Moore were instructors at the June virtual sessions of the TIE XL Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provides opportunities for a cohort of entrepreneurs to connect with experts in the…
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DENNIS Uniform Repurposes Bolts of Plaid Fabric Into PPE

Generations of private-school families around the country are familiar with the expert tailoring offered by DENNIS Uniform, one of the nation’s leading school uniform makers. Early in March, the long-term Tonkon Torp client directed their expertise…
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Parna Mehrbani Appointed Chair of Partners in Diversity

Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani has been appointed Chair of the Partners in Diversity (PID) Leadership Council. Partners in Diversity is a program of the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute. Mehrbani, who served as vice chair from 2019…
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Melina LaMorticella Joins UO Town Hall in Support of International Students

Tonkon Torp Business Immigration partner Melina LaMorticella participated in a virtual town hall hosted by University of Oregon President Michael Schill to help international students navigate this time of crisis and change.
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Drew Hagedorn Joins OBA Panel for an Executive Development Program Session

Tonkon Torp partner Drew Hagedorn was a featured panelist during the July 14 session of the Executive Development Program, hosted by the Oregon Bankers Association.
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Tom Palmer Elected to NACD Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp Partner Tom Palmer has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Palmer is a long-standing member of the NACD and is a frequent speaker at the organization…
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Kristin Bremer Moore Unpacks Unemployment Insurance Obligations for Employers

The Coffee Break webinar series is hosted by attorneys in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group to help businesses navigate L&E issues during COVID-19. During the July 9 program, Partner Kristin Bremer Moore spoke about employer obligations…
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Blerina Kotori Talks Workplace Enforcement of Masks, Health Checks, and Contact Tracing

Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group continued its coffee break webinar series with a program featuring partner Blerina Kotori, focused on questions about the workplace enforcement of masks, health checks, and contact tracing.
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Tonkon Torp Explains PPP EZ Forgiveness Application and New Guidance

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Business Department hosted a webinar to share information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) EZ Forgiveness Application and other new guidance on the PPP. The program was moderated by Partner Drea Schmidt and…
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26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2020 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-six Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas have been included in the 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Tonkon Torp partner and bankruptcy authority Albert N. Kennedy has been once again recognized on the Top 50 list of…
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