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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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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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