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Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Helps Employers Prepare for 2017
On November 16, Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for visa and green card updates coming in 2017 and to review important immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses…
Blerina Kotori Guides Employers Through "Bermuda Triangle" of Leave Laws
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori spoke to employers at the Bureau of Labor and Industries Annual Conference about navigating the “Bermuda Triangle” of leave laws. Blerina coached employers how to analyze and handle situations…
Steven Wilker Explores Legal and Moral Questions Raised by The Nether
Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker participated in a unique panel discussion that followed the October 16 performance of The Nether, a play presented by Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The play explores challenging legal and moral issues at the…
Tonkon Torp Makes Grant 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.
Tonkon Attorneys Speak at PSU Business Outreach Program Learn+Network
David Forman and Eric Beach participated in a November 16 panel on legal issues facing startups at a business accelerator program put on by PSU's Business Outreach Program (BOP). The BOP at Portland State University provides technical assistance and…
Ava Schoen Elected Board President of Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen has been elected President of the Board of Directors for Third Rail Repertory Theatre. Schoen has been on the board since 2008. Third Rail Repertory Theatre was founded in 2003 to provide a dynamic, professional local…
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 Willamette Law Alumni Event
On November 10, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, a Willamette Law alum, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Colin Geiger Elected Board President of Kids Community Learning Center
Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger has been elected President of the Board of Directors of Kids Community Learning Center, a nonprofit before- and after-school child care center for children enrolled in Emerson, Chapman, and Metropolitan Learning…
Bob Carey Covers Sick Leave Law for Young Lawyers
On October 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke to members of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about recent changes to sick leave laws. During his presentation, Bob highlighted best practices for implementing the new sick…
Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication
The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2017 edition of Best Law Firms and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
Max Miller Speaks at Superfund Conference
Environmental attorney Max Miller, Jr. spoke at the 22nd annual Superfund in Oregon Conference, which took place in Portland on October 21. The conference covered topics related to federal and state environmental cleanup laws, programs, policies, and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala
Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a dance party sponsor at the October 28 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kim Stafford organized Tonkon's participation at the event, which also celebrated BRO's 20th anniversary.
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 CEJ Fundraiser Kick-Off Event
Tonkon Torp held a kick-off event for the annual fundraiser of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The October 27 event was put together by Tonkon's Committee for the CEJ: Daniel Skerritt, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Michael Willes.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions "Inspire" Dinner
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at Human Solutions' annual "Inspire" fundraiser dinner on October 27. Jon Stride attended the event with Eric Beach and their guests, and Tonkon donated four table tickets to Human Solutions. Founded in 1988, Human…
Women Business Leaders Gather at Seminar Co-Hosted by Tonkon Torp
In late October, Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar for women business leaders. The seminar, moderated by Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith, and featuring attorney Sherrill Corbett as a panelist, offered three panels that paired local women business…
Whooshh Fish Ladder Lures Environmental Attorneys
In early fall, environmental law attorneys Jeanette Schuster, Max Miller, and Stephanie Grant joined a fun outing to Whooshh Innovations' live fish transport system on the Washougal River in the Columbia Gorge. The event was offered by the Oregon…
Steven Wilker's First Amendment Practice Featured in PBJ
Steven Wilker was featured in a Portland Business Journal article on niche litigation practices – Steven discusses his First Amendment work: “Part of my litigation practice involves representing news organizations in matters arising from the…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 22, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a Table sponsor and a Program sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Brenda Meltebeke, David Forman, Claire Brown, and David…
Attorney Rocky Dallum Leads Fundraising Effort for ALS Association
On Saturday, September 17, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association hosted its 2016 State Capitol Walk to Defeat ALS®. Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum led a highly successful fundraising effort for his family’s team, “Mike’s…