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Tonkon Torp Hosts Team in Training Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp hosted Team in Training for an April 16 fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sarah Villanueva was the lead attorney for the event, which ended up being her most successful Team in Training fundraiser to date.
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Corbett Gordon Gives HR Pros Tools for Tough Conversations

Corbett Gordon was a keynote speaker at the recent 2015 Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) conference in Las Vegas. Her session, “Tools for Tough HR-Management Conversations,” shared practical advice with HR pros about taking the edge…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Young Lawyers Social

Tonkon Torp sponsored a social for the Federal Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division on April 8. Jeff Bradford, a board member of the Oregon chapter of the FBA, organized the sponsorship.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions Auction

Tonkon Torp was a "Community" sponsor at the annual auction and gala held by Human Solutions on April 11. Jon Stride organized Tonkon's participation with the auction.
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Tatiana Perry and Jessica Morgan Offer Information Privacy and Security Insights

Tatiana Perry and Jessica Morgan recently gave a presentation to a network of Portland women attorneys on legal, regulatory and reputational issues associated with data breaches, including information about the current cyber threat landscape and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at Literary Arts Book Awards Ceremony

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the April 13 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony held by Literary Arts. Tom Palmer and Shouka Rezvani led Tonkon's involvement with the event, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of Literary Arts, as well as the newly…
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When Is an Appraisal Provision in a Contract an "Arbitration Agreement"?

Scott Seidman co-authored an article, "When Is an Appraisal Provision in a Contract an 'Arbitration Agreement'?", published in the Spring 2015 issue of The Litigation Journal, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar. Scott…
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Owen Blank Honored with Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Tonkon Torp business attorney Owen Blank has been honored with the 2015 Pro Bono Award of Merit, sponsored by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA), Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and the Oregon Law Center. The award is given annually to a lawyer who…
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Tonkon Torp at PGE Diversity Summit

Ruth Betancourt, Danny Enroth, Max Miller, and Tyrone Washington, members of Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force, attended PGE's 2015 Diversity Summit on April 7. The summit brought together more than 1,000 members of the community to learn and share…
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Tonkon Torp Donates Computers to Broadway Rose Theatre

Tonkon Torp CIO Danny Enroth and the IT Department donated four desktop computers to the Broadway Rose Theatre. The Broadway Rose Theatre is Oregon's premier musical theater company with a mission to create unparalleled musical theater experiences…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Entrepreneurs Event

Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group recently hosted an event for the TiE Oregon Pitch Club. “Your Startup’s Go-to-Market Strategy” featured remarks by Portland area venture capitalist Diane Fraiman, a partner at Voyager Capital…
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Gwen Griffith Article Highlights Latest Oregon Tax Law Decisions Relevant to Tax Practitioners

The April-May 2015 issue of CPA Journal features an article by Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith, who chairs the firm’s Taxation practice group. The article highlights the most relevant of the nearly 200 Oregon state tax law decisions issued in 2014…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Networking Event for Upcoming Law School Grads

Tonkon Torp and University of Oregon Law School recently co-hosted an after-work event to give soon-to-be UO Law grads an opportunity for informal networking with practicing attorneys in Portland. Litigation Associates Sarah Villanueva and…
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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 2015. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Claire Brown Volunteers for OWLS Book Drive

Claire Brown volunteered with Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) to help collect book donations for their Coffee Creek Book Drive. She was able to gather five banker boxes of books.
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Tonkon Torp Recognized as a Defender of Justice

Tonkon Torp earned a “Defenders of Justice” award at the annual Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) awards luncheon in Portland on February 18, 2015. This award is given to firms whose average per lawyer contribution to the CEJ annual fund…
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Melina LaMorticella Discusses INA 204(I) at Immigration Law Conference

Melina LaMorticella was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington. The conference, held March 19 and 20, was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melina's…
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David Petersen Leads Tonkon Torp Real Estate & Land Use Practice

David J. Petersen is the new chair of the Real Estate & Land Use practice group at Tonkon Torp. Petersen’s practice focuses on land use and government law. He has worked on behalf of developers and owners to bring a wide range of development projects…
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Melany Savitt Presents at Northwest Immigration Law Conference

Melany Savitt was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington March 19 and March 20. The conference was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melany discussed L-1…
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Tonkon Torp Holds Free Legal Clinic to Entrepreneurs

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group – Claire Brown, David Forman, Jay Huh, Leon Simson, and Lauren Wallace – held a free legal clinic at the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) in Beaverton on March 12, 2015. At…
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