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Tonkon Torp Donates to Youth, Rights & Justice Give!Guide Campaign
Led by Gwen Griffitn, Tonkon Torp made a matching donation to Willamette Week's Give!Guide for Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ). Gwen Griffith is on the board of directors of YRJ, a nonprofit serving children and youth, primarily those in foster care…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in support of their upcoming community events. David Forman is on the Jewish Federation board of directors.
Bob Carey Briefs Trucking Association on Employment Law Changes
Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Trucking Association's 65th Annual Leadership Convention on September 23 at the Eagle Crest resort in Redmond, Oregon. His talk, "Who's The Boss: Employment Law Changes That May Drive You Crazy…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 "Gathering of Good"
Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser, held October 6. Tonkon's involvement was led by Steven Wilker, chair of the MFS board of directors and executive committee.
Tonkon Renews Membership with Oregon Sports Authority
On behalf of board member, Chris Erickson, Tonkon Torp renewed its gold-level membership with Oregon Sports Authority (OSA). OSA has served as the state's sports economic development arm for more than 20 years, injecting more than $200 million into…
Drew Hagedorn Brings Expertise to AOI Manufacturers' Roundtable
On September 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke as a policy expert on the Transportation panel at the Associated Oregon Industries Manufacturers' Roundtable. Topics the panel discussed included transportation policy, 2017 expectations…
Shouka Rezvani Discusses Nonprofit and School Law for OSB Seminar
On September 30, Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani gave a presentation at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Nonprofit Law CLE seminar that explored the intersection of nonprofits and school law. Shouka was instrumental in the founding of Le Monde…
Michael Willes Covers Waivers at NALS Conference
On September 23, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes spoke about waivers at the NALS of Oregon Fall Board and Educational Conference. During his presentation, Michael reviewed the various forms that waivers can take, discussed recent Oregon cases…
Shouka Rezvani Details Public Charter and School Law for OSB Nonprofit Law Update
Shouka Rezvani authored the chapter "The Intersection of Nonprofit and School Law: An Introduction to Public Charter and Basic School Law" for the Oregon State Bar Nonprofit Organizations Law Section handbook Current Topics for Nonprofits, published…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Think & Drink Series
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment in support of Oregon Humanities' 2016 Think & Drink series of events. Think & Drink is designed to spark provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites the public to think and talk together and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA's 2016 Alice Awards
Tonkon Torp was a Community Advocate sponsor at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Alice Awards on September 24. The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Friends of Baseball Gala
Tonkon Torp was a Cy Young sponsor at the September 23 Friends of Baseball (FOB) gala held at the Oregon Golf Club. Drew Hagedorn led Tonkon's involvement with the event - he is a member of the FOB board of directors.
Tyler Harkness Joins Board of Trustees of Community Services
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness has joined the Board of Trustees for Community Services, Inc. The nonprofit organization focuses on providing individualized services for adults with developmental disabilities in the greater metropolitan Portland…
Tonkon Torp Hosts the Conversation Project
Tonkon Torp is hosting a series of Conversation Project lunches in 2016. Offered by Oregon Humanities, the Conversation Project engages communities throughout the state in thoughtful and challenging conversations on topics and ideas that will shape…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual CLP Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) 15th Annual Golf Tournament on September 23. Classroom Law Project (CLP) works to prepare youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in democratic society.
Turid Owren Presents at 2016 AILA Business Immigration Conference
On September 23, Turid Owren spoke at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) Business Immigration Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Turid and her co-panelists gave an "H-1B Workshop," offering an in-depth examination of the issues…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 4th Annual Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at Portland YouthBuilders' (PYB) fourth annual "Cornhole Classic" on September 22. Ned Perry, a PYB board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. Eric Beach and his wife Jen attended and…
Tonkon Torp Offers Trial Practice Program for Associates
As the overall number of trials decreases, new attorneys have limited opportunity to practice and hone courtroom advocacy skills. Because there is no substitute for examining live witnesses, Tonkon Torp trial lawyer William F. (“Rick”) Martson, Jr…