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Owen Blank Joins Newly Formed MBA Public Service Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank has been appointed to a new Multnomah Bar Association committee focused on encouraging lawyers to engage in public service (both inside and outside of the legal arena) and facilitating their access to opportunities to…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Kristin Bremer Moore Joins Girls Inc. Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest. The nonprofit organization offers programs and mentorships that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and…
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Justin Denton Discusses Succession Planning for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of succession planning and included a profile of Justin as well as…
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Alex Tinker Joins Portland Story Theater Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker has joined the Board of Directors of the Portland Story Theater. The nonprofit arts organization works to build community through storytelling. “Creating narrative and communicating face-to-face is essential for…
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Stephanie Grant Serves on CEJ Associates Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Stephanie Grant is serving on the Associates Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The CEJ Associates Committee is comprised of young attorneys in Portland who help drive support for CEJ and Oregon legal aid within…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Back Jeff Woodcox

Tonkon Torp is pleased to welcome partner Jeff Woodcox back to the firm. Jeff rejoins the Business Department after serving for a year and half as in-house Associate General Counsel for longtime Tonkon Torp client Banfield Pet Hospital. Jeff's stint…
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Tonkon Torp Supports OSB Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence

Tonkon Torp supports the Oregon State Bar's Statement on White Nationalism and Normalization of Violence published in the April issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The values of equity and justice for all stand at our core. We applaud the Bar's…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise

Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
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Gwen Griffith Discusses Tax Reform for Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith was featured in the latest “Thought Leader Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal in a recent issue. The Thought Leader Forum covered the topic of tax reform and included a profile of Gwen as…
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Portland Trial Attorney Darian Stanford Joins Tonkon Torp

Darian Stanford has joined the Litigation Department of Tonkon Torp. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named partner at Slinde Nelson Stanford LLC. While there, Stanford tried a variety of complex cases, managed a commercial litigation and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 27th Annual CEJ Awards Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the 27th Annual Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Awards Luncheon on February 26. Darcy Norville led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with nine other Tonkon Torp attorneys. The CEJ seeks to…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a Secret Garden sponsor at the February 17 Lewis & Clark Law School 27th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction. He attended the event along with his fellow Lewis…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 OHBA Award Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the annual Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) Award Dinner on February 16. Michael Willes and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Michael attended along with James…
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