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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Corbett Gordon Joins Board of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon is a member of the board of directors of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, which develops programming to help employers interested in employing people who have been incarcerated and wish to make a fresh start.
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January Tonkon Talk Focuses on Dispute Resolution

Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and Jason Bolt, founder of Revant Optics and Society43, led a lively discussion on dispute resolution at the January 6 "Tonkon Talk." The talk covered when happens when a business finds itself in a lawsuit…
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2015-16 Tonkon Torp Scholarship Recipient Announced

James O’Donnell, a third-year student at Lewis & Clark Law School, is a recipient of the annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2015-16. Lewis & Clark Law School dean Jennifer Johnson and associate dean Libby Davis selected O’Donnell…
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Legislative Developments in Employment Law

In his article for the new issue of The Verdict, Clay Creps highlights the significant laws impacting employment that were passed during Oregon's 2015 legislative session. Clay reviews bills that cover the mandatory provision of sick time, health…
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Colin Geiger Joins Board of Ethos Music Center

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger has joined the board of directors of the Ethos Music Center, a community-based nonprofit organization that works to provide all children with access to music education. For more than 27 years, Ethos Music Center has…
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Tonkon Torp Among Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms

Tonkon Torp is recognized once again as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2015 “Most Admired Companies” survey. The firm ranked number four in the survey results, which were released in…
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Colin Geiger Speaks at CLE on Obtaining and Using Medical Records

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke at a CLE lunch for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) at the firm’s downtown office on December 15. The CLE topic was “Medical & Psychological Records – Tips on Obtaining, Using, and Admitting…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks to CPAs Representing Cannabis-Related Clients

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Northwest Federal Tax Conference on a panel directed at CPAs who represent clients in the cannabis industry. His panel covered tax issues, planning, internal procedures, client screening, and intake…
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