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Tonkon Torp Donates to Brian Booth Writers' Fund
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Brian Booth Writers' Fund. The fund was created by Literary Arts in honor of Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth, who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships. The fund creates a…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park All Trails Challenge
Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of the All Trails Challenge 2016 put on by the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC). The four month challenge launched on June 29. The FPC restores and protects Forest Park, Portland's 5,200 acre urban forest.
Christopher Pallanch Leads Talk on e-Discovery at OADC Annual Meeting
Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch co-presented a breakout session titled "Important Developments in e-Discovery” at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) held on June 17 and 18 in Sunriver, OR. Chris and Tom…
Michael Millender Leads Roundtable on Contract Management Systems
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Millender led a roundtable discussion on designing and implementing enterprise contract management systems for the Association of Corporate Counsel – Oregon Chapter. The CLE program, sponsored by Tonkon Torp, was held at…
Tonkon Torp Client ThinkShout Wins a Webby
Congratulations to Tonkon Torp client, ThinkShout, for winning a People’s Voice Webby award in the law category for its redesign of the Southern Poverty Law Center website. The Webby awards are a prestigious international honor recognizing excellence…
Tonkon Attorneys Participate in Corporate Kickball
Led by Playworks' Chair of the Board Haley Morrison, Tonkon Torp fielded a team at the 2016 Playworks Corporate Kickball event on June 17. Funds raised from the event went to support Playworks' efforts to reduce bullying, increase physical activity…
Frank Weiss and Jeff Cronn Lead OSB Program on Indemnity Provisions & Principles
On June 10, Tonkon Torp partners Frank Weiss and Jeff Cronn led a CLE presentation in Bend on Indemnity Provisions & Principles for the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. In their exploration of indemnity "Traps for the Unwary," Frank and…
Tonkon Attorneys Attend Father of the Year Awards
On June 15, Haley Morrison, Bob Carey, Jackson Lewis, and David Forman attended the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Father of the Year Awards and Auction. Among the awardees was Randy Miller, Tonkon client and father of Haley Morrison.
Makers Meet to Talk Business Law Basics
Tonkon Torp business lawyer Lauren Wallace led a Tonkon Talk on June 1 covering Business Law basics for innovators and entrepreneurs involved in Maker culture in Oregon. Lauren discussed the legal realities of making and selling with special guest…
Clay Creps Explores Employment Law Discovery at OSB Bootcamp
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke on June 2 at the Labor and Employment Law Bootcamp organized by the Oregon State Bar. The intensive two-day program was offered to new lawyers and those interested in expanding their practice…
Tonkon Attorneys Attend ID Experts Golf Classic
Tonkon attorneys and University of Oregon alums Jessica Morgan and Chris Pallanch, along with their guests, participated in the 25th Annual ID Experts Gold Classic held June 13. The Golf Classic was put on by the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP) and…
James Hein Digs into Acquisition Agreements for CLE Program
Tonkon Torp business attorney James Hein spoke in April at a National Business Institute CLE program titled, "Handling the Sale of a Business." The program touched upon key elements of the full acquisition process from drafting a first summary to…
Homeless Camping Addressed in Lawsuit Filed Against Portland
Tonkon Torp litigators Steven Olson and Paul Conable are lead counsel in a lawsuit filed against Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the City of Portland on April 20 by a coalition of plaintiffs that include neighborhood associations, businesses, and…
Alex Tinker Joins Resource Innovation Institute as Founding Board Member
Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker is a founding board member for the newly formed Resource Innovation Institute (RII). The RII is building the central platform for collaboration on energy issues in the cannabis industry and developing a market-driven…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Social
On June 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section for a summer social with area summer associates, clerks, and interns. The event was a chance for future Oregon lawyers to network with each other and to meet practicing lawyers from…
Jeff Cronn Provides Closely Held Businesses with Legal Perspective on Transitions
On May 25, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn spoke on a panel of professional business advisors at a business transition planning seminar hosted by KeyBank for closely held businesses. Jeff provided a perspective on legal issues relevant to business…
Drea Schmidt Joins Artists Repertory Theatre Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp attorney Drea Schmidt has joined the Board of Directors of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. The organization is the longest-running professional theatre company in Portland.
Blerina Kotori Leads Breakfast Briefing on Avoiding Common HR Traps
Blerina Kotori led a breakfast briefing and Q&A session at the Tonkon Torp office with Anne Donovan, president of Xenium HR. The presentation to Portland employers covered the legal implications of three common HR traps, and provided practical…
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Small Business Legal Clinic
Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). The SBLC Pro-Bono Program works to assist small business owners who otherwise cannot afford to pay for legal services.