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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…
Tonkon Torp Participates in CEJ Fundraiser
The Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) held their annual Party Under the Stars fundraiser and Raffle for Justice on September 20. Tonkon donated an Apple TV to the event as a door prize and several Tonkon attorneys contributed to the fundraiser.
Michael Willes Appointed to MBA Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes has been appointed co-chair of the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) CLE Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. The YLS provides leadership, networking, professional development, and service opportunities for young…
Financial Service Attorneys Explain Fiduciary Rule Updates for GPCA
On September 15, Tonkon Torp hosted the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA) for a registered investor advisor training session. Around 25 people, all chief compliance officers from investment advisors in Portland, attended the training…
Christopher Pallanch Elected Vice President of the Oregon FBA
Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Composed of public and private attorneys and judges, the FBA's mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and…
Back to Business Contracts with September Tonkon Talk
During the September Tonkon Talk, business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes continued their conversation about business contracts in a session called, "Contracts 102." The presentation focused on providing insight and tips on the…
Tonkon’s on First! Over 20 Years in Portland's Lawyer Softball League
All law and no play would make Tonkon Torp very dull indeed. The firm's softball team, the Tonkon Torpedoes, is a favored summer outlet for Tonkon employees to gather, have fun, and chatter back at opposing teams in the Portland Lawyers Softball…
Tonkon Torp Supports Youth Progress Golf Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Seventh Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 21. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally academically, and vocationally.
Noted Business Attorney Brenda Meltebeke Joins Tonkon Torp
Brenda Meltebeke, an experienced securities and startup attorney has joined the Business Department of Tonkon Torp as a partner. Meltebeke has practiced law in Portland for more than 20 years. She comes to Tonkon Torp from Ater Wynne LLP, where she…