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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Building Blocks to Success
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Building Blocks to Success at the request of Bruce Berning, who serves as Board Advisor to the nonprofit. The mission of Building Blocks is to get ethnically and gender diverse underserved youth from North and Northeast…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Think & Drink Series
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment in support of Oregon Humanities' 2017 Think & Drink conversation series. Think & Drink sparks conversations about big ideas, inviting the public to think and talk together, while reflecting Oregon Humanities…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Company Pitch Showcase
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the OTRADI (Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute) Company Pitch Showcase, held as part of the Oregon Bioscience Showcase at OMSI on October 30. The Company Pitch Showcase highlights Oregon's best…
Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting
Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Led by Owen Blank and David Forman, Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. David sits on the Jewish Federation board of directors and is a Past President.
Tonkon Torp Gives to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation in support of its mission to preserve and enhance Oregon's state parks. Ryan Bledsoe organized the donation and is a member of the Foundation's board of trustees.
Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair
Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF Project at the OSB Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association National Pro Bono Celebration.
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Raphael House
Led by Blerina Kotori, Tonkon Torp made a donation to Raphael House, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence. Raphael House offers emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 25, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Tonkon's involvement with the event was led by Tyler Harkness, a member of…
Three Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department
Tonkon Torp LLP has added three associates to its Business Department – Samuel DeBaltzo, Jarell Hunt, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Schultz. "Our three new associates are promising young attorneys who we have been delighted to get to know," said Darcy…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 AILA Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 19 benefit gala held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Oregon. Tonkon's Immigration Practice Group managed the sponsorship while Turid Owren and Melina LaMorticella (immediate…
Tonkon Water Law Attorney Literally Writes the Book on the Subject
During her first year of law school, Tonkon Torp Senior Counsel Jan Neuman was worried she had made the wrong career choice. But then, after reading a case involving the Colorado River in her first year Property Law class, she found a subject she…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Classroom to Courtroom Lunch
The Oregon New Lawyers Division, in partnership with Franklin High School and Multnomah County Court, held a "Classroom to Courtroom" seminar on October 18. As part of the event, student participants were matched with attorneys who volunteered to…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Gathering of Good
Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual A Gathering of Good dinner and fundraiser on October 12. Tonkon's participation was led by Steven Wilker, past chair of the MFS board of directors and member of the MFS executive…
Tonkon Torp Congratulates the Oregon Historical Society
Congratulations to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for receiving a 2017 Award of Merit through the annual Leadership in History Awards given out by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award was given in recognition…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OSB Diversity Section CLE Social
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section's annual CLE and social on October 12. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer
Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
Gwen Griffith Appointed to Business License Appeals Board
Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith has been appointed to the City of Portland’s Business License Appeals Board. The Board hears and decides appeals of decisions issued by the City of Portland's Revenue Bureau related to business license, business…