Immigration Group Presents at Reed College

On February 12, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Erika Robles Jones gave a presentation at Reed College to an audience of international students. The presentation reviewed U.S. employment options for the students' post-graduation and covered H…
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U.S. Department of Justice Appellate Attorney Joins Tonkon Torp

Federal appellate litigator Robert (Bob) Koch has joined Tonkon Torp as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as part of its Civil Rights…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's 2018 Day of Hope

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) 2018 "A Day of Hope." The Day of Hope is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Elevating Impact Event at PSU

Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Group was a sponsor at Portland State University's February 9 Elevating Impact Summit for entrepreneurs. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The Elevating Impact Summit brings…
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Kimberlee Stafford Joins The Street Trust Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to The Street Trust Board of Directors. The Street Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes community partnerships to improve public transit, walking, and bicycling conditions in Oregon…
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Jackson Lewis Talks Estate Planning for Business Transitions in OSU Podcast

Tonkon Torp Estate Planning attorney Jackson Lewis was interviewed by Roger Anderson for the Oregon State University College of Business "Family Business 360" podcast. Jackson discussed the intersection between estate planning and business transition…
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Gwendolyn Griffith Presents at Association for Financial Professionals Luncheon

On January 17, Gwendolyn Griffith, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation Practice Group and Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, was a featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Association for Financial Professionals. Her…
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Kimberlee Stafford Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Sustainable Future Section

Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section, which provides a forum to explore and promote the relationship between sustainability and the legal profession.
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Rocky Dallum Joins The ALS Association Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association. The ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy. Dallum’s…
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Michael Mangan Leads Property Tax Discussion for Westside Property Owners

In December, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan, gave a joint presentation with Multnomah County Assessor Mike Vaughn to the Westside Neighbors for Tax Reform on property tax issues. He helped the gathering of residential property owners – who are…
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M&A Attorneys Share Expertise at TAO Leadership Exchange

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tom Palmer and David Forman served as table leaders at a recent M&A leadership exchange event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon/ACC-Oregon. The round-table forum was designed for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels of…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at 2017 Northwest Federal Tax Conference

Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp's Taxation Practice Group, was a featured speaker at the annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her presentation focused on recent federal tax cases and…
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Kimberlee Stafford Covers Retail Leasing for Women Lawyers

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a presentation covering key issues in retail leasing to a gathering of women lawyers. She covered key issues that landlords and tenants should monitor, tenant improvements, considerations for…
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You Need an Estate Plan – Even if You Don't Have an "Estate"

Estate planning is not just for the "leisure class." People in their 30s and 40s often fail to do any estate planning because they assume that they do not have enough wealth to worry about. Burdened by school debt, mortgages, child expenses, and the…
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Colin Geiger Selected as Chair for OADC Employment Practice Group

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger has been selected as Chair for the Employment Practice Group of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC). Colin will serve a two-year term in this role. The OADC is a nonprofit membership organization for…
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Rocky Dallum Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Agricultural Law Section

Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Agricultural Law Section. Rocky represents several significant agricultural clients on a wide range of issues. The Agricultural Law Section…
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December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of…
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Tonkon Torp Named One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms for 2017

Tonkon Torp is pleased to again be recognized as one of Oregon's most admired professional services firms in the 2017 "Most Admired Companies" survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm was ranked number three in the survey results…
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Happy Holidays from Tonkon Torp!

Happy holidays from all of us at Tonkon Torp LLP.
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Tonkon Sponsors Annual Queen's Bench Luncheon

Tonkon Torp sponsored the December 12 Queen's Bench holiday luncheon honoring Oregon's women judges. Several Tonkon attorneys attended the annual event, which celebrates women in the judiciary.
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