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.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Jeff Cronn Reviews Family Business Exit Options for OSU Podcast

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn was interviewed by Roger Anderson for the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Business "Family Business 360" podcast, discussing three common exit options for family business owners. The podcast interview was a…
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David Petersen Joins Wilson Junior Baseball Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney David Petersen has joined the Board of Directors for Wilson Junior Baseball as the league's President. The nonprofit group organizes competitive baseball for middle school students to help them prepare to play baseball for Wilson…
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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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Tonkon Torp Raises Funds for 2018 CourtCare

In May, Tonkon Torp and its staff contributed $3,200 to the Multnomah Bar Association’s 15th Annual CourtCare Campaign. Stephanie Grant, an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, led the firm’s internal fundraising effort for CourtCare and…
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David Forman and Adam Adkin Discuss Benefit Companies for OSB Nonprofit Newsletter

Tonkon Torp business attorneys David Forman and Adam Adkin had an article published in the spring issue of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar Newsletter. In their article, "Private Businesses Benefiting the Public: Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith Covers New Tax Law at Northwest AFP Summit

On May 17, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith spoke at the annual summit organized by the Northwest Association for Finance Professionals. Gwen provided an update on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and its impact on businesses. In addition to…
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Abby Wool Landon Joins Multnomah Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Abby Wool Landon has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF). The MBF promotes civic education to increase community understanding of the legal system. It also raises funds to support the…
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June Tonkon Talk Clarifies the Hazy Law of Industrial Hemp and CBD

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker, co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, led a discussion at the June 6 Tonkon Talk on the evolving legal status of industrial hemp and CBD. Alex provided a historical context for the current federal…
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Tom Palmer and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at ACC Meeting

Tonkon Torp partners were featured panelists at the May 21 Oregon Chapter of the Association for Corporate Counsel meeting held at NIKE World Headquarters. Tom Palmer moderated the panel, which explored how to communicate uncertainty while…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at OASOTN Conference

On May 9, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the annual Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) Conference. The conference convenes a wide range of professionals who interact in Oregon's youth correctional system, all…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Joins MBA Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Multnomah Bar Association. Caroline is finishing up a term of service on the MBA Court Liaison Committee and was previously the chair…
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Sarah Einowski Receives Outstanding Mentor Award from Lewis & Clark Law

Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski was honored with an Outstanding Mentor award from Lewis & Clark Law School. At the April 14 presentation ceremony, Sarah received her award from her 1L mentee, and Sarah Petersen, Assistant Dean for Career…
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Gwen Griffith Speaks at OSB Tax Reform Lunch and Learn

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the April 18 “Lunch and Learn” program hosted by the Oregon State Bar. Gwen’s presentation was on the business tax aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. She focused on the new, lower tax rates…
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Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers

On May 10, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2018…
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Chambers USA Names 20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 20 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2018. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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