Tonkon Torp Sponsors 4th Annual Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at Portland YouthBuilders' (PYB) fourth annual "Cornhole Classic" on September 22. Ned Perry, a PYB board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. Eric Beach and his wife Jen attended and…
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Tonkon Torp Offers Trial Practice Program for Associates

As the overall number of trials decreases, new attorneys have limited opportunity to practice and hone courtroom advocacy skills. Because there is no substitute for examining live witnesses, Tonkon Torp trial lawyer William F. (“Rick”) Martson, Jr…
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Tonkon Torp Participates in CEJ Fundraiser

The Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) held their annual Party Under the Stars fundraiser and Raffle for Justice on September 20. Tonkon donated an Apple TV to the event as a door prize and several Tonkon attorneys contributed to the fundraiser.
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Michael Willes Appointed to MBA Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes has been appointed co-chair of the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) CLE Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. The YLS provides leadership, networking, professional development, and service opportunities for young…
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Financial Service Attorneys Explain Fiduciary Rule Updates for GPCA

On September 15, Tonkon Torp hosted the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA) for a registered investor advisor training session. Around 25 people, all chief compliance officers from investment advisors in Portland, attended the training…
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Christopher Pallanch Elected Vice President of the Oregon FBA

Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Composed of public and private attorneys and judges, the FBA's mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and…
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Back to Business Contracts with September Tonkon Talk

During the September Tonkon Talk, business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes continued their conversation about business contracts in a session called, "Contracts 102." The presentation focused on providing insight and tips on the…
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Tonkon’s on First! Over 20 Years in Portland's Lawyer Softball League

All law and no play would make Tonkon Torp very dull indeed. The firm's softball team, the Tonkon Torpedoes, is a favored summer outlet for Tonkon employees to gather, have fun, and chatter back at opposing teams in the Portland Lawyers Softball…
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Tonkon Torp Supports Youth Progress Golf Event

Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Seventh Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 21. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally academically, and vocationally.
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Noted Business Attorney Brenda Meltebeke Joins Tonkon Torp

Brenda Meltebeke, an experienced securities and startup attorney has joined the Business Department of Tonkon Torp as a partner. Meltebeke has practiced law in Portland for more than 20 years. She comes to Tonkon Torp from Ater Wynne LLP, where she…
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Six Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year

Six attorneys from Tonkon Torp have been named by Best Lawyers in America 2017 as Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. In each community, only one lawyer in each specialty is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List

Forty-four Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 38 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Each attorney has been named to the list in past years, and nearly all have been recognized for more than five years…
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Eric Beach Shares IP Strategies with Startups

On August 1, Eric Beach gave a presentation to startup companies on developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy. He provided tips and practical advice on establishing and protecting assets that fall within the IP realm.
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Tonkon Talk Covers Employment Law Ground

On August 3, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorneys Clay Creps and Haley Morrison hosted a fast-paced Q&A that covered employment law policies and best practices. The audience was invited to ask their most burning employment law questions, and the…
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Jeanette Schuster Examines Whittaker Corp. v. United States for Oregon State Bar Publication

This case examines the interplay between the two different and distinct methods available to potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) under CERCLA to recover all or a portion of their environmental response costs—cost recovery claims under CERCLA…
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Tonkon Torp Summer Associates Lead School Supply Drive for Kids

Tonkon Torp's summer associates led Tonkon’s involvement in a school supply drive organized by the Oregon Legal Recruiting Association (OLRA). The supplies were collected for children at the Raphael House, an organization that provides critical…
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Jackson Lewis Joins Terwilliger Plaza Foundation Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis has joined the Board of Directors of the Terwilliger Plaza Foundation. The foundation works to enhance the quality of retirement living for Terwilliger Plaza members.
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Michael Mangan Covers Economic Obsolescence at National Conference

Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan spoke at the 46th Annual Public Utilities Conference in Wichita, Kansas on July 25. Michael and his co-presenter provided analysis and case studies illuminating the challenges many taxpayers face when presenting…
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Sherrill Corbett Discusses Corporate Board Trends for Oregon Business

Tonkon Torp M&A and business law attorney Sherrill Corbett was extensively quoted in a July 13 article by Andrew Bulkeley, published in Oregon Business magazine. The article, "Board Moves - Directors Ramp Up Diversity and Accountability Initiatives…
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Sarah Einowski Joins Oregon ACLU Lawyers' Committee

Tonkon Torp litigator Sarah Einowski has joined the Lawyers' Committee of the Oregon ACLU. The committee selects the cases the organization will pursue in Oregon through client representation or by filing briefs as a friend of the court.
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