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Melina LaMorticella Moderates Panel on Business Immigration in the Healthcare Industry

On June 16, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorney Melina LaMorticella moderated a panel discussion for the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar on how immigration law impacts healthcare delivery. The discussion kicked off with an overview…
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Tonkon Torp Names Pallanch and Morgan as Co-Chairs for Financial Services & Investment Management Group

Christopher Pallanch and Jessica Morgan have been appointed co-chairs of the Tonkon Torp Financial Services & Investment Management practice group. Pallanch is a partner in Tonkon Torp's Litigation and Financial Services practice groups, where he…
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Environmental & Natural Resources Group Hosts 2017 Tryon Creek Ivy Pull

On June 17, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted its annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, including Jeanette Schuster…
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Bremer Moore Leads Training for Nonprofits on Worker Classification and Wages

The Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group at Tonkon Torp hosted a program on June 7 covering employment law issues for nonprofit organizations. Attorney Kristin Bremer Moore led the presentation, which was focused on providing information on…
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Tonkon Talk Reviews Funding Options for Startups

At the June 7 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an update on crowdfunding and capital-raising strategies for startups. They discussed the extent to which capital-raising strategies that fall under the umbrella…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Summer Social

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Sustainable Future Section Summer Social on June 14. Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon and Jeri Chavis helped organized Tonkon's participation at the event.
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Alan Perkins Participates in National AILA Seminar on New H-1B Guidance

On June 1, Tonkon Torp immigration attorney Alan C. Perkins participated in a live national seminar held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The subject of the nationally broadcast seminar was the recently released USCIS policy…
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Darcy Norville Joins Board of Directors of the Campaign for Equal Justice

Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Darcy Norville has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The nonprofit organization raises funds to ensure Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens have access to legal aid programs…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Mt. Scott Golf Marathon

Tonkon was a sponsor at the inaugural Mt. Scott Golf Marathon on June 11. Frank Weiss led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Money raised by the Golf Marathon went to the Mt. Scott Learning Center, an alternative high school that works with…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Legislative Fish Fry

Tonkon Torp was a gold sponsor at the Biennial Legislative Fish Fry on June 8. The event brings together Oregon state legislators, their staff, and members of the Oregon Capital Club.
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Beware Environmental Regulations Lurking in Local Codes – Such as the Wellhead Protection Program

Most companies know that the environmental impacts of their operations are regulated by the federal government (primarily the US Environmental Protection Agency) and various state governments (in Oregon, primarily the Oregon Department of…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Artists Repertory Theatre

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Artists Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to engage diverse audiences in fresh, thought-provoking, and intimate theatre. Drea Schmidt coordinated the donation and serves on the Theatre's board of directors.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Tax Institute

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon State Bar's 17th Annual Oregon Tax Institute on June 1-2. The sponsorship was organized by our Tax practice group.
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Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach on MBA Young Lawyers Section CLE Panel

Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach were panelists at a June 1 meeting of the Multnomah Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section. The subject of their Continuing Legal Education seminar was "Guiding Your Clients through the Silicon Forest."
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Led by Owen Blank, Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). OJCF's mission is to create, promote, and facilitate a culture of giving, and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to safeguard the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors and Hosts CLE for In-House Counsel

Tonkon Torp sponsored and hosted a Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") program for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The event, held at the Nike World Headquarters, brought together a full house of more than 60 in-house…
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Corbett Gordon Sponsors Original Practice Shakespeare Fundraiser

Corbett Gordon sponsored a table at the May 27 fundraiser for Tonkon pro bono client Original Practice Shakespeare (OPS) Festival. OPS Fest brings a new style of Shakespearean performance to the Portland area by reviving the old. First Folio editions…
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Shouka Rezvani Attends National Conference for Tax-Exempt Organizations in Washington, D. C.

As chair of the Tonkon Torp Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group, Shouka Rezvani counsels nonprofits on all facets of their operations and governance, and on compliance with the laws regulating the independent sector – from formation to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 FBA Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Federal Bar Association's annual dinner on May 25. The sponsorship was organized by Chris Pallanch and Jeff Bradford, both members of FBA Oregon's board of directors, with Chris serving as its Vice President. At…
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Jeff Cronn Covers Business Transitions for Closely Held Businesses

On May 17, Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn was a featured speaker at a business transition planning seminar hosted by KeyBank for over 100 owners and executives of closely held businesses. Jeff provided an overview of legal issues arising in…
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