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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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…