Scott Seidman Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Local Government Meetings

Scott Seidman 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, "Prayer at Local Government Meetings After Town of Greece," Scott reviews the…
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Brian Booth State Park Trail Map Released

In December 2013, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department introduced Brian Booth State Park along Highway 101 on the Oregon coast. Brian, a founding Tonkon Torp partner who passed away in 2012, was also the first chairperson of the original Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts MBA's "Bench, Bar & Bagels"

On November 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Multnomah Bar Association for their "Bench, Bar & Bagels" breakfast event. This event is held once a year for lawyers and judges to gather and network.
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Tonkon Torp’s Third Website Law Program Offers Advice about Buying or Selling a Website

On November 5, Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property practice group held the final program in a three-part series offered to start-up companies developing or maintaining websites. The event, held at Tonkon’s downtown Portland office, featured attorneys…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors BCA Breakfast of Champions

Tonkon Torp sponsored a half table at the November 12 Breakfast of Champions, held by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). BCA board member Tom Palmer organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Nonprofit Law Section

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Nonprofit Law Section for a lunch on November 12. Shouka Rezvani brought the event to Tonkon and is a member of the Nonprofit Law section.
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Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Adds Two Lawyers

Sarah Villanueva and Michael Willes, two experienced trial attorneys, have joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP. Villanueva was an Assistant Attorney General in the Oregon Dept. of Justice, where she developed litigation and…
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Griffith Speaks to Oregon Tax Practitioners about "Undoing" and "Unwinding" in Federal Tax Law

Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwendolyn Griffith, spoke at the October 31st IRS/Practitioners Forum held at the Oregon Convention Center. Griffith's presentation explored the options for tax practitioners when clients' tax actions do not match what the…
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Corbett & Wilker Discuss “Big Data" Headaches

Sherrill Corbett and Steven Wilker were speakers at the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section's annual fall Continuing Legal Education event on October 22, 2014. They were among a group of attorneys and IT professionals addressing the topic, “Is…
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Jan Neuman Presents at Annual Oregon Water Law Conference

Jan Neuman was a presenter at the Seminar Group's 23rd Annual Oregon Water Law Conference, on November 7. Jan co-presented on the subject of climate change, the sustainability of our water supplies, and the challenge of meeting future water needs.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Live Wire Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the November 7 Live Wire "Fancy Pants" gala and fundraiser. David Forman, a member of the Live Wire Executive Committee, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors YRJ Gala

On November 8, Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor and table ambassador at the sixth annual wine and chocolate extravaganza held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ). Gwen Griffith, YRJ Board President, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors FBA Young Lawyer Social

Tonkon Torp sponsored the Federal Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division social held on November 9. Jeff Bradford managed the sponsorship in his capacity as a board member of the FBA's Oregon Chapter.
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Wilker Explores Legal Issues Related to the Internet of Things and Drones

Steven Wilker recently spoke at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education seminar focused on legal ramifications of the technology behind the "Internet of Things and Drones." The "Internet of Things" refers to the development of everyday objects…
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Mike Morgan Discusses Law Industry for Oregon Business Magazine

Mike Morgan was one of two attorneys interviewed in Oregon Business Magazine for their recent "Powerlist: Law Firms" article. Oregon Business writer Kim Moore spoke with Mike about Tonkon Torp, litigation, trends in immigration law, and new, growing…
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Michael Millender Explains Nexus for Tax Professionals

Business lawyer Michael Millender was a presenter at a National Business Institute continuing legal education seminar held October 28-29. The two-day seminar, Multi-State Business Tax for Pacific Northwest Practitioners, provided attendees with a…
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Financial Services Group Reviews Enforcement Actions and Privacy Notices for Compliance Newsletter

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued another installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. The Update, co-authored by Jessica Morgan, covered such topics as recent SEC enforcement actions and the new Annual…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the OHSU Foundation as part of a coalition of Portland Business Alliance (PBA) businesses and union locals joining together under the campaign "Business and Labor Unite for the Knight." If OHSU raises $500 million by…
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Ryan Bledsoe Elected Vice-Chair of FPC Board

Ryan Bledsoe was elected Vice-Chair of the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) Board of Directors. Ryan previously served the board as Secretary.
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Tonkon Torp Donates to James Beard Public Market

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the James Beard Public Market. The James Beard Public Market will be a daily, year-round, indoor-outdoor marketplace, located at the west end of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.
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