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Haley Morrison Organizes Shamrock Run Team
Haley Morrison organized a team for the March 13 Shamrock Run, inviting fellow Tonkon runners to participate. For every registrant to Haley's team, $5 of the registration fee was donated directly to Playworks, where Haley serves on the board of…
Jon Stride and David Petersen Share Vice to Nice Case Study
Jon Stride and David Petersen presented their "Vice to Nice" case study on February 16 to a professional women's networking group. The transaction at the heart of the presentation was the development of Human Solution's new emergency family housing…
Building Blocks to Success Elects Eric Beach as Secretary
Tonkon Torp attorney Eric Beach has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for Building Blocks to Success. The mission of the Portland-based non-profit organization is to get ethnically and gender diverse underserved youth from North and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Power of the Purse Fundraiser
On March 4, Tonkon Torp was a sponsor for the seventh consecutive year at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's annual "Power of the Purse" auction. Turid Owren has been a Girls Inc board member since 2012.
Jeff Bradford Moderates Conversation with Judge Hernandez
Jeff Bradford was moderator at the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Young Lawyers Division's "Conversation with Judge Hernandez" lunch on March 8. The Honorable Marco Hernandez, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, spoke about his…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold Event
Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold event on February 26. The Marathon Scholars program identifies students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have great promise and…
Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors International Film Festival
Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 39th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 11 to…
Tonkon Torp Donates Computers to Local Charities
Led by Danny Enroth and the IT Department, Tonkon Torp donated computers to two local charities. Kaci Garcia arranged for seven of the computers to go to SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) Legal Services, while Lauren Wallace arranged for…
Tonkon Torp Joins French-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific NW
Tonkon Torp has purchased a membership with the French American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest for Alan Perkins, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Shouka Rezvani. The mission of the FACC is to develop trade relations and to promote financial and…
Tonkon Torp Purchases 2016 Membership with Portland Art Museum
Tonkon Torp purchased a patron membership with the Portland Art Museum. The membership was organized by Joe Voboril, a member of the Portland Art Museum board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Workforce Alliance Expo Breakfast
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 24 Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) breakfast. Corbett Gordon, a member of the PWA board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. PWA builds partnerships between local businesses and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Hispanic Bar Association Dinner
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a table sponsor at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's 10th Annual Dinner on February 19. Kim Stafford led Tonkon's involvement with the event and worked to fill Tonkon's table.
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…
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…
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…
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…