Gwen Griffith Updates CPAs and lawyers on Recent Tax Cases and Rulings

Tax attorney Gwendolyn Griffith recently was a guest speaker at two events that updated certified public accountants, lawyers, and other tax professionals on significant 2014 Federal and State tax cases and rulings. She spoke to about 100 attendees…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors City Club of Portland

Tonkon Torp made a "research" sponsorship donation to the City Club of Portland. The donation will help to fund the City Club's Research Program, which enlists Club members in rigorous research, analysis, and writing to produce unbiased analyses of…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Hispanic Bar Association Dinner

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's 9th annual dinner on February 27.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU Annual Liberty Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a "Law Firm for Liberty" sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon's annual Liberty Dinner on February 27. Steven Wilker organized Tonkon's participation with and attendance at the dinner.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 32nd Annual Freshwater Trust Gala

Tonkon Torp sponsored the Freshwater Trust's 32nd Annual Gala on February 27. Jan Neuman led Tonkon's involvement with the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Scholars Event

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold event on February 28. The event raised over $80,000. The Marathon Scholars program identifies students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have…
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Dan Skerritt Shares Trial Preparation Advice with New Lawyers

Trial lawyer Dan Skerritt recently spoke to the Oregon State Bar’s New Lawyers Section as part of a series on the basics of practical litigation skills, focusing on trial preparation. Dan spoke to the gathering of 50 lawyers about opening statements…
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Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at the AILA Midyear CLE Conference

Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, was a faculty panelist at the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Midyear/Winter CLE Conference, “Riding the Waves of Immigration: Tackling Complex Business…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 20 Lewis & Clark Law School Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's "Day of Hope"

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) "A Day of Hope" on February 22. The "Day of Hope" is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CEJ Luncheon

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon held by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) on February 18. Tonkon Torp was honored at the event as a "Defender of Justice."
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JRCLS Conference

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at the annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) conference held at Arizona State University from February 12 to February 14. Jeff Bradford attended the event and organized Tonkon's sponsorship in his capacity as…
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Immigration Attorneys Speak at Global Practices Special Interest Group Meeting

Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt spoke to the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association) at its February 10 meeting. The three attorneys discussed the role of the human…
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Michael Millender Addresses Oregon’s New Income Tax Rates for Business Owners

On January 22, Michael Millender, an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Business Law Practice, presented a talk to the Portland Tax Forum titled "New Year, New Rates: Understanding Oregon's New Income Tax Rates for (Some) Business Owners." Michael reviewed…
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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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