Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Annual WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 13th annual WinterSmash bowling event on February 7. Drea Schmidt led Tonkon's involvement with the event, which was a fundraiser for Multnomah CourtCare.
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Immigration Practice Group Sponsors International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF). The festival ran from February 5 to February 21.
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David Forman Shares Insight on Protecting Yourself in New Bioscience Business Ventures

David Forman recently participated on a panel on "Protecting Yourself and Others" as part of Oregon Health & Science University’s INVENT seminar series on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. David shared insight on the importance of a clear…
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Jackson Lewis Outlines Legal Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

On February 4, Jackson Lewis gave a presentation on the "Legal Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board" to participants in the Business for Culture and the Arts' current "Art of Leadership" program. The six-session Art of Leadership program - designed…
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Tonkon Torp Purchases Membership with Portland Art Museum

Tonkon Torp purchased a patron membership with the Portland Art Museum. The membership was organized by Joe Voboril, a member of the Portland Art Museum board of directors.
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Raphael House

Guided by Blerina Kotori, Tonkon Torp made a donation to Raphael House, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence. Raphael House offers emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house…
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Jessica Morgan Joins Oregon Club of Portland Board

Jessica Morgan joined the board of directors of the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP). Started in 1946, the OCOP is a group of members united to promote and further the general welfare of the University of Oregon. The OCOP raises money for University of…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls at the behest of Rachel Atchison a Camp board member. The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls builds girls' self-esteem through music creation and performance, providing workshops and technical…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Women Lawyers Event

Tonkon Torp sponsored the January 29 Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) networking event held at Hotel Monaco. Several of Tonkon's women attorneys attended the event, which also brought together women CPAs and bankers.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts YRJ Anniversary Party

Tonkon Torp hosted Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) for their 40th Anniversary Kick-Off event on January 29. The event included a screening of the brand new episode of Portlandia, part of which was filmed at the YRJ offices. Gwen Griffith, president of…
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Jeanette Schuster Named to Women in Environment Board

Jeanette Schuster has been named to the board of directors of Women in Environment (WiE), a Pacific Northwest organization focused on supporting environmental professionals in the region. Schuster is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Environmental & Natural…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OSB Sustainable Future Section CLE

Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section on January 26 for a lunchtime CLE seminar on the "2015 Oregon State Legislative Session - Outlook for Sustainability Initiatives." Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon Torp and organized the CLE…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors NCSY Trivia Night

Tonkon Torp sponsored the NCSY's "The Q" trivia night and fundraiser on January 24. Bob Carey organized Tonkon's sponsorship. NCSY is an organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and empowering Jewish teens.
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Perkins Chairs International Law Section Executive Committee

Alan Perkins is the new chair of the International Law Section Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar. He previously served as treasurer, secretary, and chair-elect of the committee.
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Crowdfunding for Small Oregon Businesses - Proposed New Rules

Jeff Cronn and Claire Brown co-authored an article, "Crowdfunding for Small Oregon Businesses: Proposed New Rules," published in the winter 2014 issue of The Long View, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA

On January 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA for their 2015 kick-off event. Corbett Gordon brought the event to Tonkon Torp; she is a member of the PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to New Avenues for Youth

Tonkon Torp made a donation to New Avenues for Youth, a nonprofit providing a variety of outcome-based programs and services designed to empower youth to exit street life and lead healthy, independent lives. The donation was made in honor of Tom…
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New Online Form 1023-EZ Makes Applying for Recognition of 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier

Shouka Rezvani, the chair of Tonkon Torp's Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities group, had an article published in the Fall 2014 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Nonprofit Organizations Law Section Newsletter. In her article, Shouka reviews the new Form…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Moss Adams

On December 16, Tonkon Torp hosted representatives from Moss Adams for a mixer and charitable event. Tonkon and Moss Adams attendees networked while organizing and packaging toiletry donations into gift bags.
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Three New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Ryan Bledsoe, Marco Materazzi, and Jeanette Schuster to the partnership, effective January 1, 2015. “Ryan, Marco and Jeanette are three fine examples of Tonkon Torp’s approach to expanding and strengthening the partnership…
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