Brenda Meltebeke and Sherrill Corbett Speak to Women Business Leaders

On November 8, Tonkon Torp co-hosted an event with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher for 95 women business leaders. She Persisted was emceed by Tonkon Torp partner Brenda Meltebeke. The program featured three women business leaders who persisted through…
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Steven Wilker Spells Out Copyright Protection to Writers

Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker spoke at the Society of American Travel Writers convention during a session on copyright issues. Steven and his co-presenter offered a basic overview of intellectual property rights with a focus on fair use and…
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Blerina Kotori Speaks at Annual BOLI Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori spoke at the annual Employment Law Conference for the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Her session was on sexual harassment and implicit bias in the workplace. Blerina discussed how implicit bias informs…
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Abby Landon Reviews Community Property in Oregon

Tonkon Torp partner Abby Landon spoke to financial and estate advisors about Oregon's property laws at an event hosted by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) Professional Advisors Group. During the presentation, "State to State: Community…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign

Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $20,504 to the 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $3,000. This donation will enable the…
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Bob Carey Lends Expertise to HR Management Class at U of O

Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey was recently a guest instructor for a Human Resources Management class on employment law at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. During a student-led presentation about the history of Title VII and…
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Jackson Lewis Takes the Stage for Laf-Off

In mid-October, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis stretched his comedic chops to help raise funds for legal aid programs offered by the Campaign for Equal Justice. The Laf-Off Comedy Competition is a bi-annual fundraising event that culminates in a…
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Sarah Einowski Speaks at Art of the Possible

In October, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke on a panel at the "Art of the Possible" event held at the University of Oregon. Her panel topic was on giving back to the community while in private practice. Sarah shared her experience of…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks at OSB Business Law Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section held on November 3. Mark demystified the complexities of partnership distributions, profits and losses allocations, and related tax…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Financial Services Attorneys Host Compliance Professionals

Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Christopher Pallanch led a presentation to investment advisers and brokerage dealers at the October meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA), held at the Tonkon Torp office. They provided…
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Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) Project at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Share M&A Expertise in Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Ben Lenhart are featured in the new "Thought Leader Forum," focused on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. The "Thought Leader Forum" was published as a supplement in today's Portland Business Journal…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Black Girl in Suburbia"

The Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia for employees of the firm. The film’s director, Melissa Lowery, grew up in West Linn and is currently the Director of Diversity and…
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Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in 2018 U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms" and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Three Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department

Tonkon Torp LLP has added three associates to its Business Department – Samuel DeBaltzo, Jarell Hunt, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Schultz. "Our three new associates are promising young attorneys who we have been delighted to get to know," said Darcy…
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Tonkon Water Law Attorney Literally Writes the Book on the Subject

During her first year of law school, Tonkon Torp Senior Counsel Jan Neuman was worried she had made the wrong career choice. But then, after reading a case involving the Colorado River in her first year Property Law class, she found a subject she…
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Tonkon Torp Congratulates the Oregon Historical Society

Congratulations to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for receiving a 2017 Award of Merit through the annual Leadership in History Awards given out by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award was given in recognition…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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