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Tonkon Torp Hosts Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Lunch

On March 14, Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) for its annual luncheon to introduce members to the incoming Oregon State Bar president. Vanessa Nordyke spoke about the OSB’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 ACLU Annual Liberty Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a "Liberty Lover" sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon's annual Liberty Dinner on March 9. Sarah Einowski led Tonkon's participation at the dinner. Sarah is a member of the ACLU of Oregon Lawyers…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Live Wire Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the March 2 Live Wire "Fancy Pants" gala and fundraiser. David Forman, a member of Live Wire's board of directors, coordinated Tonkon's sponsorship. Live Wire is a nonprofit working to enliven, inspire, and engage…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Briefs Clients on 2018 H-1B Cap

On March 1, Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration Practice Group hosted a breakfast briefing for clients and contacts.
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Portland Trial Attorney Darian Stanford Joins Tonkon Torp

Darian Stanford has joined the Litigation Department of Tonkon Torp. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named partner at Slinde Nelson Stanford LLC. While there, Stanford tried a variety of complex cases, managed a commercial litigation and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 27th Annual CEJ Awards Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the 27th Annual Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Awards Luncheon on February 26. Darcy Norville led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with nine other Tonkon Torp attorneys. The CEJ seeks to…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a Secret Garden sponsor at the February 17 Lewis & Clark Law School 27th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction. He attended the event along with his fellow Lewis…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 OHBA Award Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the annual Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) Award Dinner on February 16. Michael Willes and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Michael attended along with James…
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Immigration Group Presents at Reed College

On February 12, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Erika Robles Jones gave a presentation at Reed College to an audience of international students. The presentation reviewed U.S. employment options for the students' post-graduation and covered H…
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U.S. Department of Justice Appellate Attorney Joins Tonkon Torp

Federal appellate litigator Robert (Bob) Koch has joined Tonkon Torp as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as part of its Civil Rights…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's 2018 Day of Hope

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) 2018 "A Day of Hope." The Day of Hope is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Elevating Impact Event at PSU

Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Group was a sponsor at Portland State University's February 9 Elevating Impact Summit for entrepreneurs. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The Elevating Impact Summit brings…
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Megan Reuther Serves on Board of Youth, Rights & Justice

Tonkon Torp attorney Megan Reuther is serving on the Board of Directors for Youth, Rights & Justice, a not-for-profit law firm that provides children and families in Oregon with legal representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools…
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Tonkon Torp’s 2017 M&A Deals Top $2 Billion

In 2017, Tonkon Torp's Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance practice groups handled deals with an aggregate value exceeding $2.25 billion. The transactions covered a broad cross section of industries, company sizes, entity types, and deal…
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Kimberlee Stafford Joins The Street Trust Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to The Street Trust Board of Directors. The Street Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes community partnerships to improve public transit, walking, and bicycling conditions in Oregon…
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Gwendolyn Griffith Presents at Association for Financial Professionals Luncheon

On January 17, Gwendolyn Griffith, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation Practice Group and Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, was a featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Association for Financial Professionals. Her…
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Kimberlee Stafford Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Sustainable Future Section

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section, which provides a forum to explore and promote the relationship between sustainability and the legal profession.
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Rocky Dallum Joins The ALS Association Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association. The ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy. Dallum’s…
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M&A Attorneys Share Expertise at TAO Leadership Exchange

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tom Palmer and David Forman served as table leaders at a recent M&A leadership exchange event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon/ACC-Oregon. The round-table forum was designed for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels of…
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