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Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Discuss "Shaking the Fundraising Tree" at Tonkon Talk
At the May 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues related to certain types of fundraising. They compared new types of fundraising, including "Regulation Crowdfunding," to…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Meals on Wheels Event
On May 5, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at Meals on Wheels' spring luncheon. The luncheon brings together nearly 1,000 business and community leaders from the metropolitan area to raise awareness and urgently needed funds that "nourish the body and…
Dan Skerritt Helps Companies Find Common Ground Through Mediation
For the past ten years, Daniel Skerritt has complemented a highly successful litigation practice with a mediation practice. Dan brings four decades of trial experience to this role as an impartial third-party to help businesses of all sizes resolve…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Senior Living Program
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Washington State University Foundation for the Senior Living Excellence Fund in the School of Hospitality Business Management. The donation was organized by Ted Herzog, a WSU alum, member of the WSU Foundation board…
Tonkon Contributes to Artists Repertory Theatre
Led by Drea Schmidt, Tonkon Torp made a contribution to the Artists Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to engage diverse audiences in fresh, thought-provoking, and intimate theatre. Drea recently joined the Theatre's board of directors.
Corbett Gordon and Claire Brown Assist OWLS Book Drive
Corbett Gordon and Claire Brown led an effort by Tonkon Torp to serve as a downtown collection site for the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Coffee Creek Book Drive. They gathered several hundred books from attorneys in the downtown area to be donated to…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at Classroom Law Project Event
On April 27, Tonkon Torp and its Litigation Department sponsored a table at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) annual Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Benefit. Steven Wilker, a CLP board member, led Tonkon's participation at the event.
2016 Legislative Developments in Employment Law
Blerina Kotori contributed an article to Corporate LiveWire’s new issue of Expert Guide: Opportunities & Developments – West Coast USA 2016. In her article, Blerina discusses legislative developments in Oregon employment law, including Oregon’s…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Business Leaders Lunch
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor at Basic Rights Oregon's annual Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon on April 21. This year's lunch celebrated 20 years of Basic Rights Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at 2016 Susan G. Komen Luncheon
Tonkon Torp was an honor level table sponsor at the tenth annual "Lunch for the Cure" hosted by Susan G. Komen Oregon on April 21. Lindsay Reynolds, a member of the Susan G. Komen Ambassador Board, was the lead attorney for the event, organizing…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Tonkon Torp hosted Team in Training for an April 21 fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sarah Einowski, the lead attorney for the event, competes in half and full marathons with Team in Training, a community of athletes who get…
Morgan and Willes Elected to the OSB House of Delegates
Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Michael Willes have been elected to three-year terms in the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. They will represent Region 5, which covers Multnomah County. The House of Delegates is the governing body of the…
Paul Conable Leads CLE on Expert Depositions
Tonkon Torp litigator Paul Conable spoke on a panel during the April 13 Multnomah Bar Association CLE program discussing effective strategies for expert depositions. During the panel, Paul and his co-presenters provided practical strategies for…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Cover Key Topics at Immigration Law Conference
On March 17 and 18, three attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice spoke at the 2016 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle. Melany Savitt spoke about alternatives to H-1B cap-subject petitions while Kwang-yi Ger…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Angel Oregon Showcase
Tonkon's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network (OEN) Angel Oregon Showcase on April 13. The Showcase brings together over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors B'nai B'rith Camp Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at B'nai B'rith Camp's April 9 dinner and fundraiser. The sponsorship was organized by Bruce Berning. B'nai B'rith Camp is a Jewish community camp, serving children and adults of all ages and various denominations.