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Lindsay Reynolds Discusses Oregon Equal Pay Act on OPB News
Lindsay Reynolds was featured on OPB News discussing Oregon’s newly implemented Equal Pay Act. She spoke with Kristian Foden-Vencil about how the Act, which went into effect on January 1, expands upon existing federal and state laws to increase…
A New Year of Tonkon Talks Kicks Off with Discussion on Business Scaling
At the January 9 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Deepa Seshan, President of Kindle Consulting LLC. Her talk focused on helping startups scale up in a supportable manner.
Rocky Dallum Speaks at SEDCOR Forum
On January 9, Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum provided a legislative preview at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) forum. Oregon’s 80th Legislative Session convenes on January 22. Rocky reviewed the major issues being proposed…
Tonkon Torp Names Michael Willes Partner
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Michael Willes to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Willes joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 2014 as an associate. He represents companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract…
Business Immigration Attorneys Host Annual Employer Briefing
On December 7, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted their annual year-end briefing for employers to review business immigration changes in 2018 and forecasts for 2019.
Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin Discuss R&W Insurance for Oregon Business Lawyer
Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin authored an article for the December 2018 issue of Oregon Business Lawyer. In their article, the two business attorneys outline representations and warranties insurance and detail how the insurance can play an important…
Tonkon Torp Proud to Make a Strike for Diversity
Tonkon Torp has long been a champion of increasing the diversity of the Oregon legal community. One of the programs the firm supports is Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO). OLIO is the Oregon State Bar's recruitment and retention program for law…
Tonkon Hosts Seminar for Women Business Leaders
On November 28, Tonkon Torp co-hosted “Thrive,” a seminar for women business leaders, with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher. The annual seminar was attended by over 100 women who hold leadership positions in area businesses. The program featured a panel…
Parna Mehrbani Speaks at OSB Professionalism Seminar
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist at "Professionalism 2018: What If I’m That Person?" a seminar offered by the Oregon State Bar Professionalism Commission. The program featured three panels composed of attorneys, judges, and…
Pendleton Whisky Sale Wins Mexican Deal of the Year
The sale of the Pendleton Whisky brands to Mexico-based Becle (the parent company of U.S. subsidiary Proximo Spirits and owner of Jose Cuervo Tequila) was honored with the Mexico Deal of the Year award at the 2018 M&A Atlas Awards ceremony, which was…
Tonkon Torp Named as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Tonkon Torp is proud to again be recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in the 2018 “Most Admired Companies” survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm was ranked number three in the survey results…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $13,792 to the 2018 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $2,000. This donation will enable the…
Haley Morrison Speaks at Nonprofit Association of Oregon on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
On November 15, Tonkon Torp partner Haley Morrison co-led a workshop for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon regarding sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace
Darian Stanford Talks Lotteries at Global Gaming Expo
Tonkon Torp attorney Darian Stanford was a featured panelist at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held in Las Vegas. The panel, International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass on Lotteries, discussed the latest developments in lotteries around the world…
Robert Koch Joins Advisory Board of Camp Kesem
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has joined the Advisory Board of Camp Kesem at the University of Oregon. Kesem is a national organization that provides free summer camps and community events to children impacted by a parent’s cancer.
Caroline Harris Crowne Shares Complex Trial Experience at OSB CLE
On November 14, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne spoke on a panel that offered an in-depth look into the complex proceedings of a seven-week federal criminal jury trial involving executives from the former Bank of Oswego. Caroline served as…
Tonkon Torp Welcomes Attorney Josh Smith as it Absorbs Alto Law Group
Tonkon Torp welcomes Alto Law Group's Josh Smith to the firm, where he will be practicing in the Entrepreneurial Services, Intellectual Property, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Smith is joining the firm as a partner as Tonkon Torp…
November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Business Immigration for Startups
At the November 7 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm’s Business Immigration Practice Group introduced business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs, startups, and technology companies.