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Tonkon Torp Receives Honors at CEJ Awards Luncheon
On February 21, Tonkon Torp was honored with the "Large Firm Award," and as a "Defender of Justice" at the annual Awards Luncheon held by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The Large Firm Award is in recognition of Tonkon Torp's consistently high…
Tonkon Immigration Attorneys Discuss H-1B Caps in Oregon Business Magazine
Tonkon Torp's February 15 "H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing," put together by Tonkon's Business Immigration practice group, was attended and written up by Kim Moore from Oregon Business Magazine. Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Turid Owren were each…
Thought Leaders Forum on Nonprofits Features Shouka Rezvani
Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani participated in a recent “Thought Leaders Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal on "The State of Oregon Nonprofits." The discussion between five professionals in the nonprofit sector covered…
Beach and Forman Speak at PSU Business Accelerator
Tonkon Torp attorneys Eric Beach and David Forman recently participated in a panel discussion at the Portland State University Business Accelerator. They spoke to an audience of entrepreneurs representing various industries on legal issues facing…
Tonkon Torp Focuses on Business Immigration at February Tonkon Talk
At the February 1 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm's Business Immigration practice group spoke about business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs and startups. Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella covered…
Business Immigration Attorneys Help Employers Respond to Immigration Ban
As swiftly as the Portland business community offered its response to President Trump’s Executive Orders related to immigration, Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration attorneys began to roll out guidance and programming to help Oregon companies with…
Shouka Rezvani Explores Nonprofit Board Service at Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani participated in a panel discussion about nonprofit board service at the Professional Advisor’s Forum of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. The discussion covered fiduciary duties, risks and statutory…
Haley Morrison Participates in Leadership Portland
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorney Haley Morrison is participating in the 2017 class of Leadership Portland, an annual program offered by the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) to cultivate and develop community leaders. The firm selects one…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors January Think & Drink
Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of Oregon Humanities' 2017 Think & Drink series, the first of which was held on January 25. That event focused on Oregon's history of discrimination in land ownership and the effect of this history on identity and belonging.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors The Flick at Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor for the Third Rail Repertory show The Flick, which ran from January 20 through February 11. Ava Schoen, president of the Third Rail board of directors, organized the sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Launches Blog Aimed at Region’s Development Community
Tonkon Torp has launched Ear to the Ground, a blog to share relevant and timely insight into real estate, energy law, water law, and environmental issues with development professionals and business owners in the Northwest region. Four attorneys will…
Sherrill Corbett Shares M&A Expertise in Thought Leaders Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Sherrill Corbett was featured in a recent "Thought Leaders Forum" focused on the topic of Mergers & Acquisitions. The forum is a supplement publication of the Portland Business Journal. Sherrill and two other M&A experts were…
Michael Millender Reviews Incentive Compensation at January Tonkon Talk
At the January 4 Tonkon Talk, attorney Michael Millender spoke to startup companies about incentive compensation plans. He covered stock option and phantom stock plans, restricted stock awards, and factors a company should consider in choosing an…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at TiE Bootcamp
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on November 28. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
Tonkon Torp Named as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Tonkon Torp is proud to again be recognized as one of Oregon's most admired professional services firms in the 2016 "Most Admired Companies" survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm received the number seven rank in the survey…
David Petersen Elected Chairperson of Community Services, Inc. Board of Trustees
David Petersen, attorney with Tonkon Torp, has been elected Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Community Services, Inc. Petersen has been involved with the organization for ten years. He will work closely with Kelly Thran, who became CEO of the…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Portland Story Theater
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Portland Story Theater (PST), a nonprofit working to build community, promote understanding, and foster radical empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. The donation was organized by Robyn…
Frank Weiss Speaks to U of O Students about Litigation
Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Frank Weiss spoke to University of Oregon graduate students in the "Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Outdoor Product Management" class about the good, the bad, and the ugly of litigation.
Leon Simson and David Forman Demystify the Cap Table at Tonkon Talk
Business attorneys Leon Simson and David Forman dove into the mysteries of cap tables during the November 2 Tonkon Talk. They broke down a cap table, which outlines who owns what securities of a company, and they shared several ways the cap table…
Drew Hagedorn Talks Transportation at Oregon Business Summit
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn moderated a panel on our state’s transportation needs at the 2016 Oregon Business Summit held in Portland on December 5. Drew is the President of the Oregon Transportation Forum.