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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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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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Tonkon Torp Gives to Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Led by Owen Blank, Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Since 1989, OJCF's mission has been to create, promote, and facilitate a culture of giving, and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Campaign for Equal Justice

Tonkon Torp made a donation, organized by Ron Greenman and Darcy Norville, to the Campaign for Equal Justice, in honor of their 25th Anniversary. The CEJ was founded in 1991 with the mission of making equal access to justice a reality for all…
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Jeff Cronn Discusses Succession Planning for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal in a recent issue. The Thought Leader Forum covers the topic of succession planning and includes a profile of Jeff…
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Wanted: Trial Opportunities for Young Lawyers

Tonkon Torp litigator Dan Skerritt had an article, "Wanted: Trial Opportunities for Young Lawyers," published in the 2016 Oregon issue of Super Lawyers magazine. In his article, Dan challenges senior members of the trial bar to do more to create…
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What Oregon Businesses Should Know About the CEO Water Mandate

Jan Neuman wrote an article for Oregon Business magazine, published July 14. In light of the Oregon Water Resources Department working on preparing the 2017 update of the State's Integrated Water Resources Strategy, Jan advocates that Oregon…
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