Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold Event

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold event on February 26. The Marathon Scholars program identifies students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have great promise and…
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Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 39th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 11 to…
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Tonkon Torp Donates Computers to Local Charities

Led by Danny Enroth and the IT Department, Tonkon Torp donated computers to two local charities. Kaci Garcia arranged for seven of the computers to go to SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) Legal Services, while Lauren Wallace arranged for…
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Tonkon Torp Joins French-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific NW

Tonkon Torp has purchased a membership with the French American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest for Alan Perkins, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Shouka Rezvani. The mission of the FACC is to develop trade relations and to promote financial and…
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Tonkon Torp Purchases 2016 Membership with Portland Art Museum

Tonkon Torp purchased a patron membership with the Portland Art Museum. The membership was organized by Joe Voboril, a member of the Portland Art Museum board of directors.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Workforce Alliance Expo Breakfast

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 24 Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) breakfast. Corbett Gordon, a member of the PWA board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. PWA builds partnerships between local businesses and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors RACC Breakfast of Champions

Tonkon Torp sponsored a half table at the February 24 Breakfast of Champions, held by Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). RACC board member Max Miller organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Hispanic Bar Association Dinner

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a table sponsor at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's 10th Annual Dinner on February 19. Kim Stafford led Tonkon's involvement with the event and worked to fill Tonkon's table.
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February Tonkon Talk Leaps into Business Contracts

Tonkon Torp business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes led a Tonkon Talk on the fundamentals of business contracts. Along with special guest Fritz Brumder, CEO and co-founder of Brandlive, they discussed the basics of business…
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Schmidt and Brown Provide Insight on New SEC Crowdfunding Rules

On January 27, Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an overview on the long-awaited SEC crowdfunding rules at a monthly meeting held by Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. Drea and Claire explained the new rules and how they differ from…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 MBA WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 14th Annual WinterSmash bowling fundraiser on February 6. Drea Schmidt organized Tonkon's involvement with the event in her capacity as an MBA Membership Committee member. WinterSmash…
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Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Season

Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group hosted a seminar on January 29 to discuss H-1Bs, the quota, and related processes and issues in advance of the government’s April 1-7 petition filing window. Kwang-yi Ger Gale, Haley Bjerk and Melina…
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Tonkon Torp Supports Oregon Club of Portland Dinner

Tonkon Torp purchased tickets for Jessica Morgan and three guests for the February 3 Oregon Club of Portland Signing Day Dinner and Fundraiser. Jessica is a member of the Oregon Club of Portland board of directors. The organization works to promote…
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Michael Willes Discusses Negligence for Oregon Law Review

The Oregon Law Review has published an essay by Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes on negligence. The article, "A Foil for Fazzolari: Recent Negligence Case Law Weakens Duty Limitations," explores recent Oregon appellate decisions that functionally…
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Jackson Lewis Explores Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Topics

Tonkon Torp estate planning attorney Jackson Lewis spoke on January 15 to the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. During his exploration of topics at the intersection between estate planning and charitable giving, Jackson spoke about the impact of…
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Tonkon Torp Gives to Costco Scholarship Fund

Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified, underrepresented minority students who wish to attend Seattle…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Event

On January 28, Tonkon Torp and the Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) for an event in their "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" series. The night featured a presentation by husband and wife entrepreneurs J.R. Storment…
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Tonkon Announces Two New Partners!

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Blerina Kotori and Christopher Pallanch to the partnership, effective January 1, 2016. Both attorneys started their private practices as associates for the firm. Kotori began at the firm as a summer associate and was the…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Toastmasters Open House

Led by Caroline Harris Crowne, Tonkon Torp hosted the Suite Talkers Toastmasters Club for an open house luncheon on January 22. Caroline is a founder and member of the Suite Talkers group, which holds meetings twice a month at Tonkon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OLIO (Opportunity for Lawyers in Oregon) Annual Employer's Retreat

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was one of the sponsors of OLIO's annual Diversity & Inclusion Employment Retreat, held on January 23 at the Oregon State Bar in Tigard, Oregon. The retreat brings together students from all three Oregon law schools…
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