Tonkon Sponsors Queen's Bench Luncheon

Robyn Aoyagi, Loree Devery, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Sarah Villanueva attended Queen Bench's 24th Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 9. Tonkon Torp was a luncheon sponsor at the event, which honored Oregon women judges.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OMLA Annual Meeting

On December 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) for their annual member meeting. Tonkon's Diversity Task Force brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Women in Enviroment Workshop

On December 4, Tonkon Torp welcomed Women in Environment (WiE) for an encore presentation of their sold out communication skills workshop (held at Tonkon Torp in September). WiE member Jeanette Schuster and Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources…
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Palmer & Schmidt Discuss Private Offering Reforms, Including Crowdfunding

Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt recently gave a presentation on 2013 reforms regarding private offerings, including crowdfunding, to audit and tax partners and managers at the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP. The lawyers, members of Tonkon Torp’s…
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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp in Many Practice Areas

The newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2015 edition of the “Best Law Firms” gives Tonkon Torp national ranking for five practice areas. The firm was again named among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law…
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Tonkon Torp Donates Cell Phones for Oregon Food Bank

Danny Enroth and Tonkon's IT Department, worked to collect about 30 used cell phones. The phones were sold to a recycling center and the proceeds from the sale were donated to the Oregon Food bank.
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Oregon Law Center

Tonkon Torp made its annual contribution to the Oregon Law Center (OLC), to help fund the OLC's Southeast Legal Clinic. The OLC provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals to assure fairness on matters related to critical needs like…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Federation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (JFGP). The JFGP works to connect Portland's Jewish community and offers networking, education, and community involvement programs.
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Costco Scholarship

Through a request from Jeff Keeney and the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group, Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority…
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Miller Demystifies Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Max Miller, Jr. shared information and perspective about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site at a recent Continuing Legal Education seminar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. He and another speaker discussed the law and history behind the…
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Denton and Millender Discuss Equity Compensation for LLCs and Partnerships

On November 7, Justin Denton and Michael Millender, attorneys in Tonkon Torp’s Business Law Practice, spoke at the Oregon State Bar’s Business Law Section annual seminar, “Business Law 2014: From Private M&A to Cybersecurity and Privacy Law.” Their…
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Creps Explains Portland Sick Leave Ordinance at State’s Annual Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps was a speaker at the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries’ (BOLI) annual employment law conference, held November 6 and 7, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center. Creps and a BOLI specialist shared…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts 2014 ACTL Judges' Reception

Tonkon Torp hosted the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) for their Oregon Fellows Judges' Reception on November 20. ACTL member Dan Skerritt organized Tonkon Torp's involvement.
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Griffith Guides Women Business Leaders through a Legal Checkup

Women leaders who are growing their businesses heard a wealth of recommendations from Gwen Griffith and other experts at an October 28 seminar sponsored by Tonkon Torp, Key Bank and Geffen Mesher. Growing a Company that is Healthy, Wealthy and Wise…
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Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Specialists Host Seminar for M&A Brokers

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services and Investment Management practice group hosted a seminar on October 30 to explain new rules that help keep M&A brokers out of trouble and out of having to register as a broker-dealer. The seminar was led by Tom…
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Steven Wilker Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Wood v. Moss

Steven Wilker had an article in the November 2014 issue of the Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, published by the Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section. In his article, "Presidential Security Trumps First Amendment: Wood v. Moss," Steven reviews the…
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Palmer Moderates Panel on Board Oversight of Expansion into Asia

Tom Palmer moderated a recent roundtable discussion on the particular challenges of board oversight of companies hoping to penetrate Asian markets. The event was presented by the Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors…
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Griffith Reviews Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at Northwest CPA Conference

On November 3, Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation practice group, made a presentation on recent cases and rulings in federal taxation for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants at its annual Northwest Federal Tax…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OFA Seminar

Tonkon Torp hosted a lunch seminar on November 14 on "Post Issuance Compliance" for client Oregon Facilities Authority (OFA). Gwen Griffith, Executive Director of OFA, organized the event, which was also recorded and broadcast live.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Semi-Annual Portland Startup Weekend

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at Portland Startup Weekend, November 14 to 16. Jeff Woodcox organized the sponsorship and participated in the event along with Claire Brown.
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