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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…
Tonkon Torp Supports Oregon Club of Portland Dinner
Tonkon Torp purchased tickets for Jessica Morgan and three guests for the February 3 Oregon Club of Portland Signing Day Dinner and Fundraiser. Jessica is a member of the Oregon Club of Portland board of directors. The organization works to promote…
Michael Willes Discusses Negligence for Oregon Law Review
The Oregon Law Review has published an essay by Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes on negligence. The article, "A Foil for Fazzolari: Recent Negligence Case Law Weakens Duty Limitations," explores recent Oregon appellate decisions that functionally…
Tonkon Torp Gives to Costco Scholarship Fund
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified, underrepresented minority students who wish to attend Seattle…
Tonkon Torp Hosts "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Event
On January 28, Tonkon Torp and the Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) for an event in their "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" series. The night featured a presentation by husband and wife entrepreneurs J.R. Storment…
Tonkon 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…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OLIO (Opportunity for Lawyers in Oregon) Annual Employer's Retreat
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was one of the sponsors of OLIO's annual Diversity & Inclusion Employment Retreat, held on January 23 at the Oregon State Bar in Tigard, Oregon. The retreat brings together students from all three Oregon law schools…
Corbett Gordon Joins Board of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation
Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon is a member of the board of directors of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, which develops programming to help employers interested in employing people who have been incarcerated and wish to make a fresh start.
January Tonkon Talk Focuses on Dispute Resolution
Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and Jason Bolt, founder of Revant Optics and Society43, led a lively discussion on dispute resolution at the January 6 "Tonkon Talk." The talk covered when happens when a business finds itself in a lawsuit…
2015-16 Tonkon Torp Scholarship Recipient Announced
James O’Donnell, a third-year student at Lewis & Clark Law School, is a recipient of the annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2015-16. Lewis & Clark Law School dean Jennifer Johnson and associate dean Libby Davis selected O’Donnell…