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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 OLSPIF Auction
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 15 Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) auction and dinner. The OLSPIF is a nonprofit run by and for students of the University of Oregon School of Law. Their mission is to enable law student…
Tonkon Talks Provides a Roadmap for CA Consumer Privacy Act
The February 6 Tonkon Talk guided business owners through the pending implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which passed in 2018. Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach provided background on the legislation, explained how broadly…
Melany Savitt Discusses PERM for NW Immigration Law Conference
Melany Savitt was a featured speaker at the NW Regional Immigration Law Conference on February 14 at Seattle University School of Law. Melany's session was entitled "Advanced PERM and PERM-Based I-140 Issues."
Jarell Hunt Elected Treasurer of OSB Securities Regulation Section
Tonkon Torp attorney Jarell Hunt has been elected Treasurer of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section (SRS). Attorneys who belong to the SRS focus their practice on transactional issues or litigation involving securities.
Kristin Bremer Moore Speaks at NW Agriculture Show
Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore led a seminar on wage and hour issues in agriculture at the Northwest Agriculture Show. After reviewing the rules laid out in the Fair Standards Labor Act (FLSA), and the Oregon and Washington wage and hour…
Bob Koch Appointed to OSB Procedure and Practice Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Koch has been appointed to a three-year term on the Procedure and Practice Committee of the Oregon State Bar (OSB). The committee studies and makes recommendations to the OSB Board of Governors on the procedures and practices…
Lindsay Reynolds Discusses Oregon Equal Pay Act on OPB News
Lindsay Reynolds was featured on OPB News discussing Oregon’s newly implemented Equal Pay Act. She spoke with Kristian Foden-Vencil about how the Act, which went into effect on January 1, expands upon existing federal and state laws to increase…
A New Year of Tonkon Talks Kicks Off with Discussion on Business Scaling
At the January 9 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Deepa Seshan, President of Kindle Consulting LLC. Her talk focused on helping startups scale up in a supportable manner.
Tonkon Torp Hosts OBI Digital Health Mixer
Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group co-hosted the premiere OBI (Oregon Bioscience Incubator) Digital Health Mixer on January 17. David Forman offered words of introduction at the event and attended along with several attorneys from…
Rocky Dallum Speaks at SEDCOR Forum
On January 9, Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum provided a legislative preview at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) forum. Oregon’s 80th Legislative Session convenes on January 22. Rocky reviewed the major issues being proposed…
Tonkon Torp Names Michael Willes Partner
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Michael Willes to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Willes joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 2014 as an associate. He represents companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract…
Business Immigration Attorneys Host Annual Employer Briefing
On December 7, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted their annual year-end briefing for employers to review business immigration changes in 2018 and forecasts for 2019.
Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin Discuss R&W Insurance for Oregon Business Lawyer
Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin authored an article for the December 2018 issue of Oregon Business Lawyer. In their article, the two business attorneys outline representations and warranties insurance and detail how the insurance can play an important…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Portland Center Stage
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Portland Center State at the Armory, where Turid Owren serves on the board of directors. Portland Center Stage is the largest theater company in Portland, and among the top 20 regional theaters in the country.
Tonkon Torp Proud to Make a Strike for Diversity
Tonkon Torp has long been a champion of increasing the diversity of the Oregon legal community. One of the programs the firm supports is Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO). OLIO is the Oregon State Bar's recruitment and retention program for law…
Tonkon Hosts Seminar for Women Business Leaders
On November 28, Tonkon Torp co-hosted “Thrive,” a seminar for women business leaders, with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher. The annual seminar was attended by over 100 women who hold leadership positions in area businesses. The program featured a panel…
Parna Mehrbani Speaks at OSB Professionalism Seminar
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist at "Professionalism 2018: What If I’m That Person?" a seminar offered by the Oregon State Bar Professionalism Commission. The program featured three panels composed of attorneys, judges, and…
Pendleton Whisky Sale Wins Mexican Deal of the Year
The sale of the Pendleton Whisky brands to Mexico-based Becle (the parent company of U.S. subsidiary Proximo Spirits and owner of Jose Cuervo Tequila) was honored with the Mexico Deal of the Year award at the 2018 M&A Atlas Awards ceremony, which was…