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Janet Neuman Weighs in on Federal Water Policy Question
Janet Neuman was a panelist at the 33rd annual Water Law Conference hosted by the American Bar Association in Denver on June 4 and 5, 2015. She and other panelists discussed the question of whether there should be a federal water policy to address…
Melina LaMorticella Named Chair-Elect of AILA Oregon Chapter
Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella is the new Chair-Elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
Chambers USA 2015 Guide Honors 7 Tonkon Torp Practices and 19 Lawyers
Seven Tonkon Torp practices and 19 attorneys have been honored in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide, published annually each May. Seventeen of the attorneys have been on the Chambers list previously. Newly recognized this year are corporate/M&A lawyers…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Club of Portland Golf Classic
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP) Golf Classic held at Pumpkin Ridge on June 8. Jessica Morgan, an OCOP board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. OCOP is a group of members united to promote and further the…
David Petersen Recaps the Oregon Court of Appeal's Decision in Ooten v. Clackamas County
David Petersen is a Real Estate and Land Use attorney at Tonkon Torp. He and appellate attorney Robyn Ridler Aoyagi represented the petitioner in Ooten v. Clackamas County, 270 Or. App. 214 (2015). David summarizes the Oregon Court of Appeal's…
Portland YouthBuilders Spotlights Ned Perry and Tonkon Torp
Ned Perry and Tonkon Torp LLP are featured in the May 2015 PYB Newsletter's Supporter Spotlight. Ned Perry has been a longtime volunteer and has served on the PYB Board of Directors since 2012.
Tonkon Torp Donates to the 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.
Tonkon Torp Donates to the Forest Park Conservancy
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC), which works to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park's extensive trail network, and inspire community appreciation and future…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Attend BTA Anniversary Event
Kimberlee Stafford organized Tonkon Torp's participation at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) 25th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser auction on May 28. The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization working to promote bicycling and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors FBA Dinner
On May 28, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Federal Bar Association's (FBA) annual awards dinner at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Chris Pallanch, a member of the Oregon Chapter of the FBA's board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the…
Tonkon Torp Presents Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
Lawyers in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group recently hosted human resource professionals and other business leaders at the firm’s annual employment law seminar. The event featured presentations on a variety of issues including…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Family & Child Service Fundraiser
On May 19, Tonkon Torp sponsored the "Celebrating Our Caring Community" fundraiser luncheon put on by Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS). Michael Millender, a JFCS board member, organized the sponsorship.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at Celebrate Trade Event
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Celebrate Trade Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corp Gala on May 18. The proceeds from the gala go to the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarships Fund. The Oregon Consular Corps has served Oregon…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation at Friends of the Children "Friend Raiser"
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Friends of the Children (FOTC) at their annual "Friend Raiser" on May 14. The Friend Raiser is FOTC's signature event, attended by over 700 community and business leaders. This year's fundraiser brought in over $1.7…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA's TADA! Gala
Tonkon Torp was a "Champion" sponsor at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) TADA! Benefit Gala on May 16. Kristin Bremer Moore, Secretary of PICA's board of trustees and a member of PICA's executive committee, organized Tonkon's…
Tonkon Torp Co-sponsors TiE Angel Lunch at CENTRL
Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) lunch with Geffen Mesher, featuring serial entrepreneur and angel investor David Rose. The lunch was held May 13 at Tonkon Torp's new space at CENTRL Office in the Pearl District.
Tyrone Washington and Eric Beach Recognized at Building Blocks to Success Luncheon
Tyrone Washington, a member of Tonkon Torp's IT Department, and attorney Eric Beach recently attended the annual Building Blocks to Success Luncheon, where they were recognized for their mentoring and volunteer work during the Lego Robotics 2014-2015…
Jeanette Schuster Leads Tonkon Torp Environmental & Natural Resources Practice
Jeanette Schuster is the new chair of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local…
Oregon Recognizes Inconvenient-Forum Doctrine
Michael Willes discussed Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters, Inc., in a "Recent Case Notes" article published in The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. In the case, the Court of Appeals recognized that…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Le Monde for Third Annual Iron Chef Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored the Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School's third annual Iron Chef fundraiser and student auction on May 2. Shouka Rezvani, a member of the Le Monde board of directors, was the lead attorney for the sponsorship.