Tonkon Torp's Second Website Law Program Helps Entrepreneurs Address Day-to-Day Operations

On October 14th Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group held the second of three programs offered to start-up companies who are developing websites for their organizations. Program hosts Steve Wilker, Eric Beach and Vicki Ballou spoke…
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Oregon Humanities Taps Jeff Cronn for Board of Directors

Jeffrey Cronn has been elected to the board of directors of Oregon Humanities. Cronn is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP, where he has chaired the firm's Business Department since 2008. His legal practice emphasizes merger and acquisition (M&A…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors SCRAP Rumble

Tonkon Torp's Sustainability Committee sponsored SCRAP's Rebel Craft Rumble event on October 15. Elizabeth Goodman, a SCRAP board member, managed Tonkon's involvement with the event. SCRAP is a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Dinner

On October 15, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox was in charge of filling the table, and attended the event along with several Tonkon attorneys and…
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Conable Offers Perspective on Commercial Litigation

Paul Conable, co-chair of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, is prominently featured in the current issue of the Portland Business Journal and its related media. In the weekly newspaper’s October 10th issue, Conable answers questions about what…
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Brian Booth Writers' Fund Officially Launched

Portland’s Literary Arts organization has publicly announced establishment of the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund, created in honor of the Tonkon Torp founding partner who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships.
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Tonkon Torp Fundraises for Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger

On October 10, Tonkon Torp concluded its annual participation in the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) fundraising campaign. Jessica Morgan, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Laura Petch organized the firm's fundraising efforts. Tonkon Torp's staff and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Think Out Loud/City Club Event

Tonkon Torp sponsored two tables at the debate between incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber & Republican challenger Dennis Richardson, sponsored by Think Out Loud and the Portland City Club on October 10.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala

Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the October 10 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon. Kimberlee Stafford was the lead attorney on this event and worked to fill the Tonkon Torp table.
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Dallum Briefs Business Owners on Upcoming Election Issues

Rocky Dallum provided a pre-election overview of Oregon candidates and ballot measures at a meeting of small business owners on October 8, 2014 in Lake Oswego. He offered attendees his perspective on several public policy issues and how the November…
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Colin Love-Geiger Presents on Defending Wage Claims

Colin Love-Geiger recently gave a presentation on defending wage claims at a continuing legal education event hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association. The October 2, 2014 event was one of nine weekly seminars on…
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Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Adds Associate

Alex Tinker has joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP. Prior to graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014, Tinker worked as a summer associate for Tonkon Torp. He also served as a Judicial Extern for Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Portland Parks Lunch

On October 7, Jeff Woodcox and Tonkon Torp hosted the Portland Parks Foundation (PPF) for a brown-bag lunch briefing to discuss the parks bond measure and PPF's activities in general.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the October 2 Home Brew Fundraiser put on by Portland YouthBuilders (PYB). Ned Perry, a PYB board member, took a lead role in producing the event and attended along with Eric Beach, David Petersen, and Tatiana Perry.
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Chris Pallanch Models for OWLS Event

Chris Pallanch was a model at the Dress for Success fashion show event held by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on October 2. Ava Schoen, Loree Devery, Robyn Aoyagi and Caroline Harris Crowne attended the event.
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Albina Head Start Renames Building to Honor Owen Blank

When Owen Blank recently helped Albina Head Start (AHS) to secure a stronger financial position through a series of complex debt retirement and real estate transactions, he did it on a pro bono basis, as he has for nearly two decades. This week, AHS…
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Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Group Hosts Panel Seminar

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services group held a panel seminar, "I Have an Idea? Now What?", on September 30. Leon Simson brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs for the event and moderated the discussion on how to get from concept…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors CCA Hero Gala

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) annual Hero Gala on September 27. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with his wife Joanne and several Tonkon Torp attorneys.
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Wilker & Gordon Discuss their U.S. Supreme Court Cases

At a recent legal affairs event in Portland, Tonkon Torp litigators Corbett Gordon and Steven Wilker shared their experiences of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hosted by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, the event was…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Expands

Melina LaMorticella has joined the Business Immigration practice group at Tonkon Torp LLP. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, she practiced immigration law for several years at a boutique firm in Portland. LaMorticella represents regional and…
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