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Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Litigation Attorney

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 7, 2020) Attorney Lauren Bernton has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in the Litigation Department. Her practice is focused on resolving commercial disputes.
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COVID-19 Business Resources

Tonkon Torp is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and community. We are continually monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our business community and will be providing clients with relevant…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Looks at Mediation Clauses in Contracts for OSB Program

On March 13, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne led a session on the inclusion of mediation clauses in contracts during an Oregon State Bar program on Controversial Issues in Mediation. She described the unintended consequences that can…
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Labor & Employment Attorney

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 30, 2020) Tonkon Torp welcomes attorney Christopher Morehead to the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Morehead works with local, regional, and national employers in industries such as banking, manufacturing, retail…
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Karen Hobson Reviews SECURE Act Impact on Estate Planning

On March 11, Tonkon Torp attorney Karen Hobson spoke about the estate planning implications of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, better known as the SECURE Act. Along with two other financial advisors, Karen gave…
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Sarah Einowski Reviews SECURE Act Impact on Estate Planning

On March 12, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke at the 2020 Spring Financial Forum hosted by the Financial Planning Association of Oregon and SW Washington. Her session focused on how the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement…
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Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt Review 2020 H-1B Season for AILA Oregon

Tonkon Torp partners Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt led a CLE program for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon chapter on the 2020 H-1B lottery season. The attorneys reviewed the competitive H-1B program from both the…
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Sarah Einowski Joins Portland YouthBuilders Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 18, 2020) Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski has joined the Board of Directors of Portland YouthBuilders (PYB). The nonprofit serves more than 200 youths a year in a unique wrap-around program that combines high school…
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COVID-19: Service Update

As our nation grapples with the COVID-19 global pandemic, Tonkon Torp is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and community. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing situation and have…
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Immigration Group Speaks to International Students at Reed College

On February 11, Turid Owren, Melany Savitt, and Erika Robles Jones spoke to international students at Reed College about their options for U.S. employment after they graduate. They reviewed optional practical training, the process for obtaining an H…
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Robert Koch Represents the District of Oregon to the Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief District Judges

Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch recently represented the District of Oregon at the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief District Judges held in San Diego, CA. The Conference of Chief District Judges brings together the chief judges of the 15 judicial…
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Tyler Harkness Is Keynote Speaker at LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a keynote speaker at the inaugural LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp held on March 1 in McMinnville. Tyler’s session focused on business law for startups.
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Robert Koch Appointed to Two OSB Section Executive Committees

Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been appointed to the Executive Committees of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Appellate Practice and Constitutional Law Sections. The OSB Appellate Practice Section serves state and federal appellate practitioners in…
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Karen Hobson Appointed to Estate Planning Council of Portland

Tonkon Torp attorney Karen Hobson has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Estate Planning Council of Portland. The nonprofit organization provides educational opportunities for professionals in the estate planning field who practice in…
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Erickson and Mehrbani Review 2019 Trademark Law for Oregon State Bar

Tonkon Torp partners Chris Erickson and Parna Mehrbani led a review of 2019 trademark law at the annual Intellectual Property Year-in-Review program hosted by the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section. Parna is currently the Chair of the…
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James Hein Looks Ahead to 2020 in Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney James Hein was featured in the year-end “Thought Leader Forum” series published by the Portland Business Journal. The Forum interview, conducted in December 2019, looked ahead to 2020 and explored trends in a wide range of topics…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Attorneys Brief Employers on the 2020 H-1B Cap Season

On February 6, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Practice Group held a briefing for employers to help them prepare for the upcoming H-1B Cap season. Attorneys Melina LaMorticella, Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, and Melany Savitt led a program that…
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Parna Mehrbani Covers FTC #Compliance for Social Media Advertising and Influencers

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a featured panelist at a Lewis & Clark Law School “IP Business Series” program on "The Contracts Behind Influencer and Audience Arrangements" hosted by the Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO).
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Creating a Racially Inclusive Workplace

On February 4, Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori was the featured speaker for a Charter Member Dinner hosted by TiE. The event was the second in a series of discussions focused on inclusivity in the workplace.
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Parna Mehrbani Talks Trademark Options for Cannabis Companies on Business Journal Podcast

Tonkon Torp attorney Parna Mehrbani is the featured guest on the February 3 episode of the Portland Business Journal’s Thought Leadership Podcast. Her episode dives into trademark options, opportunities, and limitations for companies in the cannabis…
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