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Michael Millender Reviews Incentive Compensation at January Tonkon Talk
At the January 4 Tonkon Talk, attorney Michael Millender spoke to startup companies about incentive compensation plans. He covered stock option and phantom stock plans, restricted stock awards, and factors a company should consider in choosing an…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at TiE Bootcamp
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on November 28. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
Tonkon Torp Named as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Tonkon Torp is proud to again be recognized as one of Oregon's most admired professional services firms in the 2016 "Most Admired Companies" survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm received the number seven rank in the survey…
David Petersen Elected Chairperson of Community Services, Inc. Board of Trustees
David Petersen, attorney with Tonkon Torp, has been elected Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Community Services, Inc. Petersen has been involved with the organization for ten years. He will work closely with Kelly Thran, who became CEO of the…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Portland Story Theater
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Portland Story Theater (PST), a nonprofit working to build community, promote understanding, and foster radical empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. The donation was organized by Robyn…
Frank Weiss Speaks to U of O Students about Litigation
Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Frank Weiss spoke to University of Oregon graduate students in the "Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Outdoor Product Management" class about the good, the bad, and the ugly of litigation.
Leon Simson and David Forman Demystify the Cap Table at Tonkon Talk
Business attorneys Leon Simson and David Forman dove into the mysteries of cap tables during the November 2 Tonkon Talk. They broke down a cap table, which outlines who owns what securities of a company, and they shared several ways the cap table…
Drew Hagedorn Talks Transportation at Oregon Business Summit
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn moderated a panel on our state’s transportation needs at the 2016 Oregon Business Summit held in Portland on December 5. Drew is the President of the Oregon Transportation Forum.
Brenda Meltebeke Cruises through Convertible Notes at Tonkon Talk
At the December 7 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke took attendees on a trip through the pleasures and pitfalls of a convertible promissory note. During the presentation, Brenda navigated startup companies through a typical term sheet for a…
Tonkon Torp Receives 2016 OSB Sustainability Leadership Award
Tonkon Torp was honored with the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by the Sustainable Futures Section (SFS) as part of the OSB Annual Awards, at a December 14 SFS lunch program. Each year, the SFS recognizes one of…
Drew Hagedorn Discusses Transportation Priorities and Funding Needs at Metro Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke at Metro’s Regional Leadership Forum on December 2 about the region’s vision for future transportation priorities and funding needs. The attendees included area elected officials, community and business…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Helps Employers Prepare for 2017
On November 16, Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for visa and green card updates coming in 2017 and to review important immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses…
Blerina Kotori Guides Employers Through "Bermuda Triangle" of Leave Laws
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori spoke to employers at the Bureau of Labor and Industries Annual Conference about navigating the “Bermuda Triangle” of leave laws. Blerina coached employers how to analyze and handle situations…
Steven Wilker Explores Legal and Moral Questions Raised by The Nether
Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker participated in a unique panel discussion that followed the October 16 performance of The Nether, a play presented by Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The play explores challenging legal and moral issues at the…
Tonkon Torp Makes Grant to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation, in support of its mission to preserve and enhance Oregon's state parks. Ryan Bledsoe organized the donation and is a member of the Foundation's board of trustees.
Tonkon Attorneys Speak at PSU Business Outreach Program Learn+Network
David Forman and Eric Beach participated in a November 16 panel on legal issues facing startups at a business accelerator program put on by PSU's Business Outreach Program (BOP). The BOP at Portland State University provides technical assistance and…
Ava Schoen Elected Board President of Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen has been elected President of the Board of Directors for Third Rail Repertory Theatre. Schoen has been on the board since 2008. Third Rail Repertory Theatre was founded in 2003 to provide a dynamic, professional local…
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 Willamette Law Alumni Event
On November 10, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, a Willamette Law alum, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.