Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marriage Equality CLE

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the OSB Diversity Section CLE "Marriage Equality: Looking Back, Looking Forward" CLE on September 25. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity Task Force.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors "A Gathering of Good"

On September 25, Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, Vice Chair of the MFS board of directors.
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Lawyers Discuss Business Entity Choices at Bend Event

Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender were presenters last week at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event in Bend, Oregon, hosted by the OSB Business Law Section. They discussed choice of legal entity issues and…
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Griffith Covers Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at OSB Luncheon

Gwendolyn Griffith presented "Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings" at the September monthly luncheon of the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar. The presentation addressed cases and rulings from basic income concepts to technical partnership…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon State Parks Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) in September. Jon Stride, an OSPF board member, organized the donation; Ryan Bledsoe is also an OSPF board member.
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Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding

Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors NIPPC Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp's Energy practice group sponsored the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) in Union, Washington. The meeting, held September 14-16, featured many industry leaders and shapers of national and…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts WiE Workshop

On September 10, Tonkon Torp hosted Women in Environment's (WiE) sold out communication skills workshop. Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, led by WiE member Jeanette Schuster, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp to Host Website Law Series for Entrepreneurs

Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group will host a series of three programs to prepare start-up companies for developing and operating websites. The programs are offered at no cost, but do require advance registration on the Tonkon Torp…
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Tonkon Torp Earns Designation as Oregon State Bar "Partner in Sustainability"

The Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section has recognized Tonkon Torp as a “Partner in Sustainability.” The Section created the “Partners in Sustainability Program” in 2012 in order to encourage law firms of all sizes to adopt sustainable office…
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Gordon Offers Nonprofit Employers Advice on Effective Employee Supervision

Corbett Gordon recently spoke to an audience of nonprofit organization managers in Twisp, Washington about how to supervise employees in an effective manner that avoids legal problems. She provided an in-depth look at supervision issues that arise…
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5 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America 2015 has named five attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as 2015 Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review…
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Cross-Examination: Torching the Calendar

Tonkon Torp trial attorney Dan Skerritt had an article, "Cross-Examination: Torching the Calendar," published in the new anthology book The Art of Cross-Examination, Essays from the Bench and Bar. The book was published by the American Bar…
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Delano & Brown Explain Securities Law Exemptions for Oregon Solar Energy Cooperatives

Duncan Delano and Claire Brown were speakers at an August 1st event to help solar energy stakeholders understand Oregon's new securities registration exemption for renewable energy cooperatives. The exemption was passed in March of this year, but…
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Frank Weiss Joins Mt. Scott Learning Center Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Frank Weiss has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mt. Scott Learning Center. Weiss is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation including insurance…
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Jackson Lewis Offers Asset Protection Advice to Downsizing Seniors

Estate planning lawyer Jackson Lewis was a speaker at an August 14 conference, “The Upside of Downsizing,” designed to help seniors and their adult children plan and carry out a successful transition to a new living environment. Lewis spoke about how…
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Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to Prestigious List

Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 40 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts WSU Carson College of Business

On August 19, Tonkon Torp welcomed Washington State University's Carson College of Business for a reception with Interim Dean David Whidbee.
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James Hein Reviews Choice of Business Form for NBI Seminar

On August 19, James Hein was an instructor at the National Business Institute's LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and Maintain seminar. He discussed key considerations impacting choice of business form for his presentation at the continuing legal education…
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Tonkon Torp Turns 40

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Tonkon Torp. Managing Partner Mike Morgan, who has been with the firm all 40 years (and, coincidentally, is celebrating his own birthday today!), sent out the following message to the entire firm.
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