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Tonkon Torp Names Michael Willes Partner

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Michael Willes to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Willes joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 2014 as an associate. He represents companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract…
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Business Immigration Attorneys Host Annual Employer Briefing

On December 7, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted their annual year-end briefing for employers to review business immigration changes in 2018 and forecasts for 2019.
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Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin Discuss R&W Insurance for Oregon Business Lawyer

Jeffrey Woodcox and Adam Adkin authored an article for the December 2018 issue of Oregon Business Lawyer. In their article, the two business attorneys outline representations and warranties insurance and detail how the insurance can play an important…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Portland Center Stage

Tonkon Torp made a donation to Portland Center State at the Armory, where Turid Owren serves on the board of directors. Portland Center Stage is the largest theater company in Portland, and among the top 20 regional theaters in the country.
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Tonkon Torp Proud to Make a Strike for Diversity

Tonkon Torp has long been a champion of increasing the diversity of the Oregon legal community. One of the programs the firm supports is Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO). OLIO is the Oregon State Bar's recruitment and retention program for law…
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Tonkon Hosts Seminar for Women Business Leaders

On November 28, Tonkon Torp co-hosted “Thrive,” a seminar for women business leaders, with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher. The annual seminar was attended by over 100 women who hold leadership positions in area businesses. The program featured a panel…
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks at OSB Professionalism Seminar

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a panelist at "Professionalism 2018: What If I’m That Person?" a seminar offered by the Oregon State Bar Professionalism Commission. The program featured three panels composed of attorneys, judges, and…
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Pendleton Whisky Sale Wins Mexican Deal of the Year

The sale of the Pendleton Whisky brands to Mexico-based Becle (the parent company of U.S. subsidiary Proximo Spirits and owner of Jose Cuervo Tequila) was honored with the Mexico Deal of the Year award at the 2018 M&A Atlas Awards ceremony, which was…
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Tonkon Torp Named as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms

Tonkon Torp is proud to again be recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in the 2018 “Most Admired Companies” survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm was ranked number three in the survey results…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Student Foundation 2018 SLAY Event

Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at the Oregon Student Foundation's December 6 SLAY fundraising event. Rocky Dallum, a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, led Tonkon Torp's involvement with the event which raised money for the Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger

Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $13,792 to the 2018 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $2,000. This donation will enable the…
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Stare Decisis at the Oregon Supreme Court

Tonkon Torp litigator Michael Willes authored an article inspired by the recent decision in Horton v. Oregon Health and Sciences University for the Fall 2018 issue of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal.
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Haley Morrison Speaks at Nonprofit Association of Oregon on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

On November 15, Tonkon Torp partner Haley Morrison co-led a workshop for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon regarding sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace
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Darian Stanford Talks Lotteries at Global Gaming Expo

Tonkon Torp attorney Darian Stanford was a featured panelist at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held in Las Vegas. The panel, International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass on Lotteries, discussed the latest developments in lotteries around the world…
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Sherrill Corbett Speaks about Pacific Foods Sale at Business Transition Seminar

On November 15, Tonkon Torp sponsored a business transition seminar with Geffen Mesher, CVF Capital Partners, and First Republic Investment Management. The event was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club for nearly 90 local business leaders and…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Multnomah Bar Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF). Abby Landon, who serves on the MBF board, organized the donation.
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Robert Koch Joins Advisory Board of Camp Kesem

Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has joined the Advisory Board of Camp Kesem at the University of Oregon. Kesem is a national organization that provides free summer camps and community events to children impacted by a parent’s cancer.
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Caroline Harris Crowne Shares Complex Trial Experience at OSB CLE

On November 14, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne spoke on a panel that offered an in-depth look into the complex proceedings of a seven-week federal criminal jury trial involving executives from the former Bank of Oswego. Caroline served as…
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Attorney Josh Smith as it Absorbs Alto Law Group

Tonkon Torp welcomes Alto Law Group's Josh Smith to the firm, where he will be practicing in the Entrepreneurial Services, Intellectual Property, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Smith is joining the firm as a partner as Tonkon Torp…
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November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Business Immigration for Startups

At the November 7 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm’s Business Immigration Practice Group introduced business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs, startups, and technology companies.
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