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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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA's Meta Gala

Tonkon Torp was a contributing sponsor at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) Meta Gala on April 28. Kristin Bremer Moore, a member of PICA's board of directors and executive committee, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

As a spring sponsorship partner with Literary Arts, Tonkon Torp was recognized at the April Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Literary Arts works to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the…
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Building Blocks to Success

Tonkon Torp made a donation to Building Blocks to Success, an organization with the mission to get ethnically and gender diverse at-risk youth from North and Northeast Portland excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Classroom Law Project Dinner

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) annual Legal Citizen Dinner on April 26. Steven Wilker, Vice Chair of the CLP board of directors, organized Tonkon's participation with and attendance at the event. The CLP is Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Makes 2018 Contribution to Small Business Legal Clinic

Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). The SBLC Pro-Bono Program works to assist small business owners who otherwise cannot afford to pay for legal services.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts J. Reuben Clark Law Society Luncheon

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) for a lunch at our office on April 26. The lunch featured a speech by Margaret Hunt, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Gives 2018 Donation to Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). The OJCF has been working since 1989 to facilitate a culture of giving and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to safeguard the quality of Jewish communal…
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Blerina Kotori Discusses Implicit Bias and Workplace Harassment for OSB CLE

Blerina Kotori was a co-presenter at an April 25 continuing legal education seminar on implicit bias and workplace harassment. The seminar was presented by the OSB Civil Rights Section and co-sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers, the OSB Diversity…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 NW Bankruptcy Institute

Tonkon Torp's Bankruptcy Practice Group was a sponsor at the 31st Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute, which ran April 13 through April 14 in Seattle, Washington. The annual continuing legal education seminar was sponsored by both the Oregon and…
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