Gwen Griffith Speaks at OSB Tax Reform Lunch and Learn

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the April 18 “Lunch and Learn” program hosted by the Oregon State Bar. Gwen’s presentation was on the business tax aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. She focused on the new, lower tax rates…
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Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers

On May 10, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2018…
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Chambers USA Names 20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 20 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2018. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Owen Blank Helps OAME Celebrate 30 Years

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank was a featured panelist at the 30th Annual Trade Show and Luncheon of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME). Held on May 10 in Portland, the event honored three decades of partnerships that OAME has…
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Max Miller Joins Board of Directors of Faithful Friends Mentoring Program

Tonkon Torp partner Max M. Miller, Jr. has joined the Board of Directors of Faithful Friends Mentoring Program. The community-based program matches at-risk children with mentors – selected from partnering churches – who provide support and stability…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Provides Guidance on Expert Witnesses to Young Lawyers

On May 10, Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne led a CLE session on expert witnesses for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section series on Advanced Litigation. Caroline shared lessons she’s learned in her litigation practice and…
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Owen Blank Joins Newly Formed MBA Public Service Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank has been appointed to a new Multnomah Bar Association committee focused on encouraging lawyers to engage in public service (both inside and outside of the legal arena) and facilitating their access to opportunities to…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Kristin Bremer Moore Joins Girls Inc. Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest. The nonprofit organization offers programs and mentorships that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and…
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Justin Denton Discusses Succession Planning for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of succession planning and included a profile of Justin as well as…
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Alex Tinker Joins Portland Story Theater Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker has joined the Board of Directors of the Portland Story Theater. The nonprofit arts organization works to build community through storytelling. “Creating narrative and communicating face-to-face is essential for…
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Stephanie Grant Serves on CEJ Associates Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Stephanie Grant is serving on the Associates Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The CEJ Associates Committee is comprised of young attorneys in Portland who help drive support for CEJ and Oregon legal aid within…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Back Jeff Woodcox

Tonkon Torp is pleased to welcome partner Jeff Woodcox back to the firm. Jeff rejoins the Business Department after serving for a year and half as in-house Associate General Counsel for longtime Tonkon Torp client Banfield Pet Hospital. Jeff's stint…
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Tonkon Torp Supports OSB Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence

Tonkon Torp supports the Oregon State Bar's Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence published in the April issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The values of equity and justice for all stand at our core. We applaud the Bar's…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise

Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
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