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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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Blerina Kotori Talks Leave Laws at Woodruff Sawyer Event

Blerina Kotori was a featured speaker at a June 7 seminar held by insurance brokerage firm Woodruff Sawyer for their clients and prospects. Woodruff Sawyer is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the United States.
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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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Owen Blank Helps OAME Celebrate 30 Years

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank was a featured panelist at the 30th Annual Trade Show and Luncheon of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME). Held on May 10 in Portland, the event honored three decades of partnerships that OAME has…
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Tonkon Torp Co-Hosts Business Transition Seminar

Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar for business owners on May 31 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. The seminar was co-sponsored by KeyBank and Geffen Mesher.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Present at May 2018 TiE Bootcamps

Through the efforts of Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group, Tonkon Torp attorneys presented at, or attended, five TiE Bootcamps in May. Tonkon Torp hosted a Bootcamp on May 3, at which Lindsay Reynolds provided an overview on hiring…
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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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