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James Hein Joins Board of Directors for Montessori Children's House
Tonkon Torp partner James Hein has joined the Board of Directors for the Montessori Children's House. The school was founded in 2010 and serves the diverse community of Portland's South Waterfront. Hein is helping to transition the school from its…
Parna Mehrbani Named to Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 “Under 40 Hot List” published by Benchmark Litigation. She is recognized in the litigation categories of General Commercial and Intellectual Property.
The Dramatic Expansion of Oregon's Absolute Litigation Privilege
Paul Conable and Megan Reuther co-authored an article on Oregon's litigation privilege for the Spring 2018 issue of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal.
Anna Sortun Joins Editorial Board of OSB Litigation Journal
Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun has joined the Editorial Board of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal. The Journal, which is published three times a year, focuses on litigation issues unique to Oregon. In this role, Anna will help guide the…
Six Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year
Six attorneys from Tonkon Torp have been named by Best Lawyers in America® 2019 as Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. In each community, only one lawyer per specialty is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey.
Best Lawyers in America® Names 51 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2019 List
Fifty-one Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 41 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Nearly all attorneys have been named to the list in past years, and have been recognized for more than five years
Steven Wilker Elected Vice Chair of Classroom Law Project
Tonkon Torp partner Steven Wilker has been elected Vice Chair of the Classroom Law Project (CLP). The CLP is a nonprofit organization that helps prepare Oregon’s youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in a democratic society…
Sarah Einowski Joins Board of Directors for Oregon League of Minority Voters
Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon League of Minority Voters. The nonprofit organization works to advance minority voters’ rights within the electoral process. Its programs are focused on education…
Rocky Dallum Provides Agricultural Law Legislative Update
On July 20, Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum provided a legislative update at the Agriculture Law program held by the Seminar Group. Rocky reviewed the major themes of Oregon’s 2018 legislative session and provided an overview of new laws that will…
Sarah Einowski to Receive Outstanding Young Alumni Award from U of O
Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski is being honored with the 2018 Oregon Law Outstanding Young Alumni Award, presented by the University of Oregon School of Law. The award recognizes graduates who have made significant career, leadership and/or…
Haley Morrison Featured on Workplace Misconduct Panel
On June 21, Tonkon Torp partner Haley Morrison participated in a panel discussion related to workplace misconduct in the era of #MeToo. The panel featured three speakers who shared best practices for identifying and addressing inappropriate work…
31 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2018 Super Lawyers Lists
Thirty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been included in the 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Tonkon Torp partner and bankruptcy authority Albert Kennedy has been once again recognized on the Top 50 list of Oregon…
Alan Perkins Provides Immigration Update at Global Mobility Seminar
On June 19, Tonkon Torp immigration attorney Alan Perkins spoke at a seminar focusing on various aspects of global mobility for businesses including international tax, immigration, and tax reform. The event was co-presented by Tonkon Torp LLP at the…
Tonkon Torp Names Parna Mehrbani Co-Chair of Information Privacy & Security Practice Group
Tonkon Torp has appointed partner Parna Mehrbani as Co-Chair of its Information Privacy & Security Practice Group. Mehrbani has a well-regarded practice that focuses on protecting and enforcing intellectual property. She also has experience advising…
Michael Mangan Wins JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan has been honored with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award from JD Supra. Michael earned the #9 spot in the Real Estate category – an impressive slot considering that there are over 2,500 authors who publish articles…
Anna Sortun and Justin Denton Discuss Buy-Sell Provisions at OSB CLE
On June 19, Tonkon Torp partners Anna Sortun and Justin Denton were featured speakers at a CLE presentation that focused on crafting and defending buy-sell provisions. The event was hosted by the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section.
Wilker and Beach Break Down GDPR Compliance at Tonkon Talk
At the June 27 Tonkon Talk, attorneys Steven Wilker and Eric Beach led a discussion on the newly rolled out General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts Oregon companies that target or collect information about customers in the EU.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Program on Tax Reform Implications for Real Estate
Tonkon Torp hosted a social hour and program to highlight key implications of the 2017 federal tax overhaul for real estate investors. David Petersen covered the key components of tax reform that apply to real estate investors. Michael Millender…
Colin Geiger Speaks at Annual OADC Convention
Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke to the general assembly at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) annual convention on June 16. His topic was handling confidential employee information, ranging from medical information to job…
Parna Mehrbani Speaks at Oregon State Bar Admission Ceremony
Tonkon Torp attorney Parna Mehrbani spoke at the admission ceremony for new members of the Oregon State Bar (OSB), held by the Supreme Court of Oregon on May 17. Parna addressed the new lawyers in her capacity as Chair of the Oregon Bench and Bar…