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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Youth Progress Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Fourth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 18. Youth Progress is a nonprofit, independent living organization that provides Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community…
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Tonkon Torp’s Dan Skerritt Named One of Oregon’s Top 10 Super Lawyers

Tonkon Torp trial attorney Daniel Skerritt has been named one of Oregon’s Top 10 Lawyers by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park Conservancy Marathon

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the annual Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) Marathon held August 16. The marathon was a fundraiser for the park, the largest urban forest in the United States.
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Making it Meaningful

The Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) movement is a growing trend within the business community to self-monitor and report the impact of business practices on consumers, employees, communities and the environment. For their article in the…
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Diversity Task Force Sponsors OMLA Annual Auction

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) 15th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on July 31.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jazz Festival

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, which ran July 18 through July 20. The festival was put on by the Jazz Society of Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Government Relations Practice Adds Lawyer

Rocky Dallum has joined the highly regarded Government Relations and Public Policy practice group at Tonkon Torp. Dallum, who previously worked in Oregon politics, returns to his roots with a business law degree and nearly five years of experience as…
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Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at Annual Immigration Conference

Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group, was a panel participant at the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Boston last month. Three speakers addressed the topic of "Top…
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Financial Services Group Covers Liability and SEC Testimonial Rule for Compliance Newsletter

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued another installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. Jessica Morgan co-authored the Update, which covered Chief Compliance Officer liability and how the SEC Testimonial…
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