Logan, Brown and Tinker Cover Legal Realities for Cannabis Entrepreneurs

At the December 2 “Tonkon Talk” hosted by the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Tonkon Torp, attorneys Tatiana Logan, Claire Brown, and Alex Tinker spoke to more than 40 entrepreneurs and professionals about legal issues facing cannabis-related…
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Steven Wilker Explores the Ins and Outs of the Supreme Court

On November 11, Steven Wilker spoke at “The Supreme Court Inside and Out,” a CLE program presented by the OSB Business Litigation Section. The distinguished panelists discussed the ins and outs of preparing for and presenting arguments to the U.S…
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Tonkon Sponsors Queen's Bench 25th Annual Luncheon

Eight Tonkon attorneys and managers attended Queen Bench's 25th Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 8. Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the event, which honored Oregon women judges.
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Tonkon Torp 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 Willamette Law Alumni Event

On December 3, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, an alum of Willamette Law, attended the event and brought it to Tonkon Torp.
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Tom Palmer Leads Roundtable on Governance Priorities

On November 19, Tonkon Torp attorney Tom Palmer chaired a roundtable discussion on governance priorities for small-cap public company directors. At the event, hosted by the Portland, Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate…
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Jan Neuman Discusses Water Storage at Water Law Conference

On November 13, Tonkon Torp attorney Jan Neuman spoke at the Seminar Group’s 24th Annual Water Law Conference. Jan participated in a panel titled, "Hot Topics in the Development of New Water Storage." During her presentation, “Farmer v. Farmer: EVWD…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon recently participated in a panel at the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to share experiences hiring and working with "second chance employees" – employees who have…
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Drew Hagedorn Elected President of Oregon Transportation Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn has been elected President of the Oregon Transportation Forum. He previously served as Vice-President for the nonprofit organization, which brings together elected officials and leaders in the transportation…
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Clay Creps Joins Board of the Portland HR Management Association

Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps has joined the board of directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Creps will serve in the capacity of Legislative Affairs…
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Clay Creps Speaks at Employment Law Litigation Bootcamp

On November 6, Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke at an Oregon State Bar "bootcamp" for new lawyers regarding discovery issues arising in employment law litigation. The talk covered issues which are particular to employment…
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Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford Speak at OSB Business Law Section Annual Seminar

Tonkon Torp litigators Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford spoke at the OSB Business Law Section annual seminar held on November 5. Their session focused on contract boilerplate and Oregon common law, providing insight into common pitfalls in contract…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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