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Tonkon Attorneys Attend Father of the Year Awards
On June 15, Haley Morrison, Bob Carey, Jackson Lewis, and David Forman attended the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Father of the Year Awards and Auction. Among the awardees was Randy Miller, Tonkon client and father of Haley Morrison.
Makers Meet to Talk Business Law Basics
Tonkon Torp business lawyer Lauren Wallace led a Tonkon Talk on June 1 covering Business Law basics for innovators and entrepreneurs involved in Maker culture in Oregon. Lauren discussed the legal realities of making and selling with special guest…
Clay Creps Explores Employment Law Discovery at OSB Bootcamp
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke on June 2 at the Labor and Employment Law Bootcamp organized by the Oregon State Bar. The intensive two-day program was offered to new lawyers and those interested in expanding their practice…
Tonkon Attorneys Attend ID Experts Golf Classic
Tonkon attorneys and University of Oregon alums Jessica Morgan and Chris Pallanch, along with their guests, participated in the 25th Annual ID Experts Gold Classic held June 13. The Golf Classic was put on by the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP) and…
James Hein Digs into Acquisition Agreements for CLE Program
Tonkon Torp business attorney James Hein spoke in April at a National Business Institute CLE program titled, "Handling the Sale of a Business." The program touched upon key elements of the full acquisition process from drafting a first summary to…
Homeless Camping Addressed in Lawsuit Filed Against Portland
Tonkon Torp litigators Steven Olson and Paul Conable are lead counsel in a lawsuit filed against Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the City of Portland on April 20 by a coalition of plaintiffs that include neighborhood associations, businesses, and…
Alex Tinker Joins Resource Innovation Institute as Founding Board Member
Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker is a founding board member for the newly formed Resource Innovation Institute (RII). The RII is building the central platform for collaboration on energy issues in the cannabis industry and developing a market-driven…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Social
On June 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section for a summer social with area summer associates, clerks, and interns. The event was a chance for future Oregon lawyers to network with each other and to meet practicing lawyers from…
Jeff Cronn Provides Closely Held Businesses with Legal Perspective on Transitions
On May 25, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn spoke on a panel of professional business advisors at a business transition planning seminar hosted by KeyBank for closely held businesses. Jeff provided a perspective on legal issues relevant to business…
Drea Schmidt Joins Artists Repertory Theatre Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp attorney Drea Schmidt has joined the Board of Directors of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. The organization is the longest-running professional theatre company in Portland.
Blerina Kotori Leads Breakfast Briefing on Avoiding Common HR Traps
Blerina Kotori led a breakfast briefing and Q&A session at the Tonkon Torp office with Anne Donovan, president of Xenium HR. The presentation to Portland employers covered the legal implications of three common HR traps, and provided practical…
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Small Business Legal Clinic
Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). The SBLC Pro-Bono Program works to assist small business owners who otherwise cannot afford to pay for legal services.
Tonkon Torp Supports 2016 Multnomah CourtCare
Tonkon Torp contributed $1,000 in support of the 13th Annual CourtCare Campaign which ran through May 20. Volunteers of America Oregon operates CourtCare in the downtown and East Multnomah County Courthouses, providing free childcare services for…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Bike More" Challenge
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) May "Bike More" Challenge. The BTA works to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible. Tonkon's involvement with the Challenge…
Corbett Gordon Speaks at Second Chance Summit in New York City
Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon, who is a member of the Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Board, was in New York City on May 24 to speak at the Second Chance Summit hosted by the Foundation at The New School in Manhattan.
LaMorticella and Savitt Lead CLE for the Oregon Chapter of AILA
On May 20, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorneys Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on employment-based immigration to members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers…
Jan Neuman Participates in National Water Law Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman participated in a National Water Law Forum held in Portland on May 11-13. The forum, developed by an ad hoc coordinating group, was designed to foster open discussion and innovative thought about current water law…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 FBA Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Federal Bar Association's annual dinner on May 22. Chris Pallanch and Jeff Bradford, both members of FBA Oregon's board of directors, organized the sponsorship. This year's dinner celebrated diversity on the…
Michael Willes Named MBA Rookie of the Year
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes was named Rookie of the Year by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) for his outstanding work on the YLS CLE Committee. The award was presented at the MBA Awards Dinner on May 19…