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Justin Denton Elected Chair-Elect of OSB's Business Law Section
Tonkon Torp partner Justin Denton has been elected Chair-Elect for the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, effective January 1, 2016. He has served on the Business Law Section Executive Committee since 2010, most recently as Treasurer.
November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Employment Law
At the “Tonkon Talk” held November 4, Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori, lawyers from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, spoke about employment law issues that start-ups and growing businesses may encounter. The three…
Three Generations of Tonkon Torp Lawyers Recognized at Business Law Lunch
Three generations of Tonkon Torp business lawyers were recognized at the Annual OSB Business Law Section seminar and lunch on November 5. Ken Stephens, a recently retired founding partner, received the James B. Castles Leadership award. Justin Denton…
U.S. News Ranks Tonkon Torp Practice Areas in "Best Law Firms" Publication
The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2016 edition of Best Law Firms has been released and Tonkon Torp is again ranked among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy…
Tonkon Holds Seminar for Women Business Leaders
Tonkon Torp co-sponsored and presented at a seminar for women business leaders. The program featured a panel of three sets of local women business owners and their professional service providers, all of whom shared their experiences with the joys and…
Ken Stephens Receives James B. Castles Leadership Award
Tonkon Torp founding partner Kenneth D. Stephens received the James B. Castles Leadership Award for 2015 from the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section. The annual award was established in 1998 and recognizes outstanding business lawyers who have…
Corbett Gordon Speaks to Criminal Defense Lawyers and Practice Managers on Management Practices
Corbett Gordon spoke on October 22 at a best practices firm management seminar held as part of the two-day annual conference of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Corbett co-presented a performance management session that focused on…
Schmidt and Brown Cover Fundraising Strategies for Start-ups
At the “Tonkon Talk” hosted last month by the Entrepreneurial Services Group, business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala
Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the October 30 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon.
Rocky Dallum Joins Oregon Student Foundation Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum has joined the board of directors of the Oregon Student Foundation, which provides support to the student-led Oregon Student Association. Dallum is a member of the firm’s Government Relations & Public Policy practice…
Gwen Griffith Speaks to OSB Members on Business Closure Tax Issues
Gwendolyn Griffith spoke to members of the Oregon State Bar at a day-long program designed for attorneys without a tax background. Gwen’s talk provided insight into tax issues that may arise during a business closure. She explored the tax…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox organized Tonkon's participation at the event and attended along with David Forman, Lauren Wallace…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Multnomah Bar Association "Absolutely Social"
Tonkon Torp sponsored the annual Absolutely Social event held by the Multnomah Bar Association on October 22. Tonkon's sponsorship of the event was managed by the firm's Litigation Department; 11 Tonkon litigators attended the social, which was also…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual AILA Gala
Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gala on October 22. Melina LaMorticella managed Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with clients, and seven members of the firm's…
Tonkon Torp Business Department Adds Associate
Tyler Harkness has joined the Business Department at Tonkon Torp LLP, where he will be working with a variety of practice groups, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and corporate governance. Harkness is a 2015 graduate of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Equal Justice Works Dinner in DC
On October 20, Tonkon Torp was a benefactor sponsor at the annual Equal Justice Works Dinner in Washington, DC. Equal Justice Works provides opportunities for law students and new lawyers to pursue their passion in public interest law.