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Michael Millender Named Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp Business Department
Michael Millender has been appointed co-chair of the Tonkon Torp Business Department. Millender is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Taxation and Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice groups. His tax practice focuses on the federal, state and…
Chris Erickson and Jay Huh Present on Startup IP for "Tonkon Talk"
Chris Erickson and Jay Huh presented at the Entrepreneurial Services Group's September 2 "Tonkon Talk," held at the firm's CENTRL Office location in the Pearl District. The two attorneys discussed trademark and domain management, confidentiality…
Steven Wilker Elected Chair of Metropolitan Family Service Board
Steven Wilker was elected chair of the Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) board of directors. MFS was founded in 1950 and works to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity, and social isolation.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Open Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the WinCo Portland Open golf tournament held at Pumpkin Ridge August 28-30. Jeff Cronn, Kurt Ruttum, Sherrill Corbett, and Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's participation with the event, which involved filling 80…
Max Miller Studies Papal Encyclical on Climate and Environment
Max Miller authored an article, "What Does the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si', Say to Lawyers?," for the Summer 2015 issue of The Long View, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section.
Jan Neuman Discusses Federal Water Policy for Water Values Podcast
Jan Neuman and another water lawyer reviewed the current state of the United States' federal water policy for the August installment of The Water Values podcast. The two lawyers discussed federal water regulatory oversight and the flaws in current…
Tonkon Torp Supports Youth Progress Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Sixth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 21. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally, academically, and vocationally.
2 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year
Two attorneys from Tonkon Torp have been named by Best Lawyers in America 2016 as Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. In each community, only one lawyer in each specialty is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey.
45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Forty-five Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of…
Caroline Harris Crowne Joins MBA Court Liaison Committee
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to a three-year term on the Court Liaison Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). The committee fosters dialogue with the Multnomah County Circuit Court presiding judge and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OMLA Summer Social and Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force helped to sponsor the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association's (OMLA) 15th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on August 6.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OLIO Orientation
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force sponsored the Oregon Law Foundation's August 7-9 OLIO (Opportunities for Law in Oregon) Orientation held in Hood River, Oregon. The Orientation is an all-expense paid conference for incoming law students who can…
Lauren Wallace Leads "Tonkon Talk" on Resources Available to Start-Ups
At the Entrepreneurial Services group's August 5 "Tonkon Talk," Lauren Wallace presented to startups and investors on how to make the most of the funding and mentoring resources available in Portland's start-up ecosystem. "Tonkon Talks in the Pearl…
Chris Erickson Appointed to OSB Intellectual Property Executive Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Chris Erickson has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s (OSB) Intellectual Property section. The Intellectual Property section of the OSB provides events and forums for attorneys interested in…
Tonkon Torp Summer Associates Lead Book Drive for Kids
Tonkon Torp's summer associates took part in a children's book drive organized by the Oregon Legal Recruiting Association (OLRA). The books were collected for children ages zero to five and were donated to the Insights Teen Parent Program.
Anna Sortun Named to Emerge Oregon Board
Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun has been named to the board of directors of Emerge Oregon, which offers training programs for Democratic women in Oregon who aspire to elected offices. Emerge Oregon is part of a 14-state network that seeks to identify…
Portland's Parks-Fee Blowout Brings Expected Lawsuit
Led by litigators Paul Conable, Steven Olson, and Chris Pallanch, Tonkon Torp recently filed a "Petition for Writ of Review," challenging the City of Portland and its new method of calculating parks system development charges (effectively a tax on…
Navigating Client Relationships in EPLI Cases
In an article for the new issue of The Verdict, published by the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Colin Geiger and Lindsay Reynolds advise attorneys on how to best navigate client relationships in EPLI (Employment Liability Practices…
The Consequences of Bagley v. Mt Bachelor, Inc. for Negligence Releases and Other Contract Provisions
In his article published in the Summer 2015 issue of the Litigation Journal, Michael Willes reviews the Oregon Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc. The Court struck down Mt. Bachelor ski resort’s anticipatory…