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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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."
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Michael Willes Joins Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Board. The Foundation provides fundraising and community relations support so the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center can…
Tonkon Torp Supports 2017 Multnomah CourtCare
Tonkon Torp contributed $1,000 in support of the 14th Annual CourtCare Campaign which ran through May 19. Volunteers of America Oregon operates CourtCare in the downtown and East Multnomah County Courthouses, providing free childcare services for…
Brenda Meltebeke Judges for "CFO of the Year" Event
Brenda Meltebeke was a judge at the 2017 "CFO of the Year" lunch put on by the Portland Business Journal. Fifteen financial officers were honored at the lunch, which was attended by over 500 regional executives.
Gwen Griffith Honored with Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award of Merit
Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith has been honored with the 2017 Pro Bono Award of Merit. The award, which is sponsored by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) and Legal Aid Services of Oregon, is given annually to a lawyer or group who strengthens…