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Max Miller Joins Board of Directors of Faithful Friends Mentoring Program

Tonkon Torp partner Max M. Miller, Jr. has joined the Board of Directors of Faithful Friends Mentoring Program. The community-based program matches at-risk children with mentors – selected from partnering churches – who provide support and stability…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Provides Guidance on Expert Witnesses to Young Lawyers

On May 10, Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne led a CLE session on expert witnesses for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section series on Advanced Litigation. Caroline shared lessons she’s learned in her litigation practice and…
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Owen Blank Joins Newly Formed MBA Public Service Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank has been appointed to a new Multnomah Bar Association committee focused on encouraging lawyers to engage in public service (both inside and outside of the legal arena) and facilitating their access to opportunities to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Federal Bar Association Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a platinum sponsor at the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter annual dinner on May 24. Tonkon's participation in the event was organized by Christopher Pallanch, President-Elect of FBA Oregon, and Jeff Bradford, also a member of…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PGE Diversity Summit

Led by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Tonkon Torp was a Network Sponsor at the May 23 PGE Diversity Summit. PGE's Diversity Summit is dedicated to improving fairness and equity in the workplace by recognizing the inherent value of every person…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Harvard Business School Association of Oregon Event

Led by Shouka Rezvani, Tonkon Torp hosted the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon for a Project Pitch event on May 22. Tonkon's nonprofit clients were invited to the event which gave Portland-area nonprofit organizations an opportunity to…
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Kristin Bremer Moore Joins Girls Inc. Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest. The nonprofit organization offers programs and mentorships that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and…
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Justin Denton Discusses Succession Planning for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of succession planning and included a profile of Justin as well as…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Stages PDX Kickoff Event

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the Stages PDX 2018 kickoff event on May 20. Leon Simson spoke at the event on forming a business (what to do) and launching a business (what to fix before you do).
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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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors City Club's "Next Century" Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at City Club of Portland's "Next Century" fundraiser on May 16. Caroline Harris Crowne led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Sarah Einowski, Jan Neuman, Turid Owren, Alex Tinker, and their…
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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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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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Tonkon Attorneys Attend 2018 Oregon Technology Awards

David Forman, Brenda Meltebeke, and Tyler Harkness attended the Technology Association of Oregon's (TAO) 2018 Oregon Technology Awards on May 10. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry…
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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 Torp Sponsors Parrott Creek Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a partnering sponsor at the May 2 Parrott Creek Annual Luncheon. Kurt Ruttum, a member of the Parrott Creek board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the lunch and attended along with his wife and guests. Parrott Creek has…
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