Tonkon Torp Supports OSB Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence

Tonkon Torp supports the Oregon State Bar's Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence published in the April issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The values of equity and justice for all stand at our core. We applaud the Bar's…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise

Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
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Gwen Griffith Discusses Tax Reform for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal in a recent issue. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of tax reform and included a profile of Gwen as…
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Jackson Lewis Speaks to Nonprofit Board Members about Legal Responsibilities

On February 7, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis delivered a presentation on the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members for the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Art of Leadership program.
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Portland Trial Attorney Darian Stanford Joins Tonkon Torp

Darian Stanford has joined the Litigation Department of Tonkon Torp. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named partner at Slinde Nelson Stanford LLC. While there, Stanford tried a variety of complex cases, managed a commercial litigation and…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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U.S. Department of Justice Appellate Attorney Joins Tonkon Torp

Federal appellate litigator Robert (Bob) Koch has joined Tonkon Torp as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as part of its Civil Rights…
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Kimberlee Stafford Joins The Street Trust Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to The Street Trust Board of Directors. The Street Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes community partnerships to improve public transit, walking, and bicycling conditions in Oregon…
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Gwendolyn Griffith Presents at Association for Financial Professionals Luncheon

On January 17, Gwendolyn Griffith, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation Practice Group and Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, was a featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Association for Financial Professionals. Her…
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Kimberlee Stafford Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Sustainable Future Section

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section, which provides a forum to explore and promote the relationship between sustainability and the legal profession.
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Rocky Dallum Joins The ALS Association Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association. The ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy. Dallum’s…
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Michael Mangan Leads Property Tax Discussion for Westside Property Owners

In December, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan, gave a joint presentation with Multnomah County Assessor Mike Vaughn to the Westside Neighbors for Tax Reform on property tax issues. He helped the gathering of residential property owners – who are…
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M&A Attorneys Share Expertise at TAO Leadership Exchange

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tom Palmer and David Forman served as table leaders at a recent M&A leadership exchange event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon/ACC-Oregon. The round-table forum was designed for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels of…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at 2017 Northwest Federal Tax Conference

Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp's Taxation Practice Group, was a featured speaker at the annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her presentation focused on recent federal tax cases and…
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Kimberlee Stafford Covers Retail Leasing for Women Lawyers

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a presentation covering key issues in retail leasing to a gathering of women lawyers. She covered key issues that landlords and tenants should monitor, tenant improvements, considerations for…
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You Need an Estate Plan – Even if You Don't Have an "Estate"

Estate planning is not just for the "leisure class." People in their 30s and 40s often fail to do any estate planning because they assume that they do not have enough wealth to worry about. Burdened by school debt, mortgages, child expenses, and the…
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Colin Geiger Selected as Chair for OADC Employment Practice Group

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger has been selected as Chair for the Employment Practice Group of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC). Colin will serve a two-year term in this role. The OADC is a nonprofit membership organization for…
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