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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon recently participated in a panel at the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to share experiences hiring and working with "second chance employees" – employees who have…
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Drew Hagedorn Elected President of Oregon Transportation Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn has been elected President of the Oregon Transportation Forum. He previously served as Vice-President for the nonprofit organization, which brings together elected officials and leaders in the transportation…
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Clay Creps Joins Board of the Portland HR Management Association

Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps has joined the board of directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Creps will serve in the capacity of Legislative Affairs…
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Clay Creps Speaks at Employment Law Litigation Bootcamp

On November 6, Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke at an Oregon State Bar "bootcamp" for new lawyers regarding discovery issues arising in employment law litigation. The talk covered issues which are particular to employment…
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Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford Speak at OSB Business Law Section Annual Seminar

Tonkon Torp litigators Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford spoke at the OSB Business Law Section annual seminar held on November 5. Their session focused on contract boilerplate and Oregon common law, providing insight into common pitfalls in contract…
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Justin Denton Elected Chair-Elect of OSB's Business Law Section

Tonkon Torp partner Justin Denton has been elected Chair-Elect for the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, effective January 1, 2016. He has served on the Business Law Section Executive Committee since 2010, most recently as Treasurer.
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November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Employment Law

At the “Tonkon Talk” held November 4, Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori, lawyers from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, spoke about employment law issues that start-ups and growing businesses may encounter. The three…
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Three Generations of Tonkon Torp Lawyers Recognized at Business Law Lunch

Three generations of Tonkon Torp business lawyers were recognized at the Annual OSB Business Law Section seminar and lunch on November 5. Ken Stephens, a recently retired founding partner, received the James B. Castles Leadership award. Justin Denton…
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U.S. News Ranks Tonkon Torp Practice Areas in "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2016 edition of Best Law Firms has been released and Tonkon Torp is again ranked among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy…
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Tonkon Holds Seminar for Women Business Leaders

Tonkon Torp co-sponsored and presented at a seminar for women business leaders. The program featured a panel of three sets of local women business owners and their professional service providers, all of whom shared their experiences with the joys and…
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Ken Stephens Receives James B. Castles Leadership Award

Tonkon Torp founding partner Kenneth D. Stephens received the James B. Castles Leadership Award for 2015 from the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section. The annual award was established in 1998 and recognizes outstanding business lawyers who have…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks to Criminal Defense Lawyers and Practice Managers on Management Practices

Corbett Gordon spoke on October 22 at a best practices firm management seminar held as part of the two-day annual conference of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Corbett co-presented a performance management session that focused on…
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Schmidt and Brown Cover Fundraising Strategies for Start-ups

At the “Tonkon Talk” hosted last month by the Entrepreneurial Services Group, business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala

Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the October 30 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Gives to Oregon Law Center

Tonkon Torp made its 2015 contribution to the Oregon Law Center (OLC), to help fund the OLC's Southeast Legal Clinic. Tonkon lawyers have been donating legal services to OLC since the 1990s.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts the OSPF Reception

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) for a reception on October 29. Since 1995, the OSPF has provided more than $8.5 million to preserve and enhance Oregon State Parks.
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Rocky Dallum Joins Oregon Student Foundation Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum has joined the board of directors of the Oregon Student Foundation, which provides support to the student-led Oregon Student Association. Dallum is a member of the firm’s Government Relations & Public Policy practice…
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Gwen Griffith Speaks to OSB Members on Business Closure Tax Issues

Gwendolyn Griffith spoke to members of the Oregon State Bar at a day-long program designed for attorneys without a tax background. Gwen’s talk provided insight into tax issues that may arise during a business closure. She explored the tax…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual YRJ Gala

Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the 40th Anniversary Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on October 24. Gwen Griffith, YRJ Board President, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Tom Holce Dinner

On October 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox organized Tonkon's participation at the event and attended along with David Forman, Lauren Wallace…
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