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Tonkon Torp Hosts Toastmasters Open House

Led by Caroline Harris Crowne, Tonkon Torp hosted the Suite Talkers Toastmasters Club for an open house luncheon on January 22. Caroline is a founder and member of the Suite Talkers group, which holds meetings twice a month at Tonkon.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Legislative Developments in Employment Law

In his article for the new issue of The Verdict, Clay Creps highlights the significant laws impacting employment that were passed during Oregon's 2015 legislative session. Clay reviews bills that cover the mandatory provision of sick time, health…
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Tonkon Torp Among Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms

Tonkon Torp is recognized once again as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2015 “Most Admired Companies” survey. The firm ranked number four in the survey results, which were released in…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks to CPAs Representing Cannabis-Related Clients

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Northwest Federal Tax Conference on a panel directed at CPAs who represent clients in the cannabis industry. His panel covered tax issues, planning, internal procedures, client screening, and intake…
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Kimberlee Stafford Receives Bar Association President’s Sustainability Award

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford has been honored with the 2015 Oregon State Bar (OSB) President's Sustainability Award. This annual award recognizes OSB members who have made significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the…
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Logan, Brown and Tinker Cover Legal Realities for Cannabis Entrepreneurs

At the December 2 “Tonkon Talk” hosted by the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Tonkon Torp, attorneys Tatiana Logan, Claire Brown, and Alex Tinker spoke to more than 40 entrepreneurs and professionals about legal issues facing cannabis-related…
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Steven Wilker Explores the Ins and Outs of the Supreme Court

On November 11, Steven Wilker spoke at “The Supreme Court Inside and Out,” a CLE program presented by the OSB Business Litigation Section. The distinguished panelists discussed the ins and outs of preparing for and presenting arguments to the U.S…
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Tonkon Sponsors Queen's Bench 25th Annual Luncheon

Eight Tonkon attorneys and managers attended Queen Bench's 25th Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 8. Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the event, which honored Oregon women judges.
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Tonkon Torp 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…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Willamette Law Alumni Event

On December 3, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, an alum of Willamette Law, attended the event and brought it to Tonkon Torp.
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Tom Palmer Leads Roundtable on Governance Priorities

On November 19, Tonkon Torp attorney Tom Palmer chaired a roundtable discussion on governance priorities for small-cap public company directors. At the event, hosted by the Portland, Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate…
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Jan Neuman Discusses Water Storage at Water Law Conference

On November 13, Tonkon Torp attorney Jan Neuman spoke at the Seminar Group’s 24th Annual Water Law Conference. Jan participated in a panel titled, "Hot Topics in the Development of New Water Storage." During her presentation, “Farmer v. Farmer: EVWD…
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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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