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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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 Insurance…
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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 negligence…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Send a Kid to Camp" Golf Invitational

Tonkon Torp was an "Eagle" Sponsor at the 14th Annual Les Schwab Tires Send a Kid to Camp Golf Invitational on July 27. All proceeds from the event went to Les Schwab's summer camp program, where children with disabilities get financial help to…
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Jeff Cronn Covers Indemnification Provisions at OSB Seminar

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn presented technical aspects of indemnification provisions at an Oregon State Bar seminar sponsored by the Business Law Section. Jeff and two co-speakers provided insight on provisions within acquisition agreements, the…
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2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Two partners are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
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2014-15 Tonkon Torp Scholarship Recipient Announced

Gabe Hinman, a third-year student at Lewis & Clark Law School, is the recipient of the annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2014-15. Lewis and Clark Law School Dean Jennifer Johnson and Associate Dean Martha Spence selected Hinman…
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Jay Huh Leads "Tonkon Talk" on Funding Terminology

Jay Huh guided startups, investors, and service providers to startups through language commonly used in financing term sheets. He also explained capitalization tables and defined the concept of dilution and what it means to a startup, its founders…
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Darcy Norville Elected Managing Partner at Tonkon Torp

Tonkon Torp partner Darcy Norville has been elected managing partner of the firm effective July 1, 2015. Norville succeeds Michael Morgan, who has held the role since 2006.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Youth, Rights & Justice

Tonkon Torp hosted Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on July 16 for their anniversary campaign wrap party. YRJ board member Gwen Griffith brought the event to Tonkon.
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Blerina Kotori Selected for Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section

Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Civil Rights Section. The Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section provides bar members with opportunities to develop their civil rights…
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Corbett Gordon Presents on Second Chance Employment for PHRMA

Corbett Gordon presented at a seminar on "Re-entry and Second Chance Employment" at the July 15 meeting of the Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA). The Oregon state senate recently passed a bill that, once signed by Governor Brown…
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Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Explain Oregon’s Crowdfunding Regs

During a recent Oregon State Bar event in Bend, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to lawyers and accountants about crowdfunding, including the Oregon Intrastate Offering regulations.
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Kristin Bremer Moore Offers Tips on Minimizing Attorney Fee Exposure

Litigator Kristin Bremer Moore was a speaker at the 2015 annual convention of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), held recently in Sunriver. She and another Portland attorney addressed the topic, “Hedging Your Bets - Using offers of…
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Max Miller Provides Clarity on Sediment Site Cleanup

Max Miller Jr., of Tonkon Torp’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, provided an in-depth legal overview of cost allocation for contaminated sediment site cleanups to the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). Max and his co…
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Gwen Griffith Discusses “Tax Messes” with OATC Members

Gwen Griffith recently gave an evening presentation to the Mid-Willamette Chapter of the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants entitled "Anatomy of a Tax Mess." In her talk, Gwen analyzed four real-life tax messes, exploring with the audience how…
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Gwen Griffith Addresses Key Estate Planning Topics

Tax attorney Gwendolyn Griffith was a guest speaker at a recent informational event, “Estate Planning and You,” hosted by Ameriprise Financial in downtown Portland. She addressed the key factors in good estate planning: making choices to implement…
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