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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.
Brenda Meltebeke Cruises through Convertible Notes at Tonkon Talk
At the December 7 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke took attendees on a trip through the pleasures and pitfalls of a convertible promissory note. During the presentation, Brenda navigated startup companies through a typical term sheet for a…
Tonkon Torp Receives 2016 OSB Sustainability Leadership Award
Tonkon Torp was honored with the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by the Sustainable Futures Section (SFS) as part of the OSB Annual Awards, at a December 14 SFS lunch program. Each year, the SFS recognizes one of…
Drew Hagedorn Discusses Transportation Priorities and Funding Needs at Metro Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke at Metro’s Regional Leadership Forum on December 2 about the region’s vision for future transportation priorities and funding needs. The attendees included area elected officials, community and business…
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.
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…