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The Heart of the Deal: M&A Updates and Forecasts for 2017
Jeff Cronn was one of four attorneys interviewed for a recent Portland Business Journal article on the state of mergers and acquisitions in the northwest. During 2015, Portland's mergers and acquisitions scene bubbled over, with massive deals dotting…
Jeff Cronn Lends Contract Drafting Expertise to Law Students
On April 10, Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn presented on contract drafting principles to students at Lewis & Clark Law School. Jeff framed the discussion about the importance of effective contract drafting by sharing anecdotes about the…
Al Kennedy Discusses Insurance in Bankruptcy at NW Bankruptcy Institute
On April 7, Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was a panelist at the 30th Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute. The event, held in Vancouver, WA, was co-sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and the Washington State Bar…
Tonkon Torp Hosts OSB Sustainable Future Section CLE
On April 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section for a CLE discussion on and viewing of the documentary Merchants of Doubt. The film examines how misinformation about climate science has been disseminated through public relations…
Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Oregon
Caroline Harris Crowne and Stephanie Grant had a "Practice Note" article, "Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Oregon," published by Practical Law. The Practice Note, available to download below, explains how to enforce arbitral awards in Oregon…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Human Solutions Auction and Gala
Tonkon Torp was a community sponsor at Human Solutions' annual "Soar With Us" auction and gala held on April 8. Jon Stride, a Human Solutions board member, organized Tonkon's participation with the auction.
Tonkon Talk Charts Due Diligence Road Map
On April 5, business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and guest Eric Boothe, of Elevate Capital Fund and Elevate Inclusive Fund, shared a detailed due diligence road map with entrepreneurs. With Brenda bringing a seasoned legal approach and Eric providing…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Trivia for Justice Event
On March 30, Tonkon Torp sponsored the Trivia for Justice event put on at Kells Irish Pub by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) and the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. Michael Willes and Stephanie Grant led Tonkon's involvement with…
Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?
Shouka Rezvani had an article published in the "Estate & Charitable Planning" insert of the Portland Business Journal's March 17 issue. In "Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?" Shouka explains the current history and mechanics of the…
Sarah Einowski Joins Light the Night Executive Leadership Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski has joined the Executive Leadership Committee for Light the Night. Light the Night is a fundraising branch of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society focused on corporate development. A long-time supporter of the…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2017. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
Darcy Norville Shares Her Path to Managing Partner
Darcy Norville, managing partner of Tonkon Torp, was a featured panelist at the March 14 Women in the Law Distinguished Speaker Program at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Power of the Purse Fundraiser
On March 17, Tonkon Torp was a Patron Sponsor for the eighth consecutive year at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's annual "Power of the Purse" auction. Turid Owren has been a Girls Inc. board member since 2012.
Independent Contractors are Focus of March Tonkon Talk
On March 1, Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore gave a Tonkon Talk focused on independent contractors and non-competition agreements to an audience of entrepreneurs and startups. Kristin provided guidance on crafting enforceable non…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors NW Youth Careers Expo
Tonkon Torp was a breakfast sponsor at the Portland Workforce Alliance's 13th Annual NW Youth Careers Expo on March 14. Michael Willes led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Thousands of students from the northwest attend the annual expo
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 OWLS Awards Dinner
On March 10, Tonkon Torp was a Gold Sponsor at the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, held at the Portland Art Museum by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS). Sarah Einowski organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with a table-full of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Angel Fund
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship contribution to the 2017 Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). Brenda Meltebeke, OAF's Legal Counsel, coordinated the sponsorship on behalf of the firm's Entrepreneurial Service Group. OAF is a venture capital fund that brings…