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Lindsay Reynolds Discusses Oregon Equal Pay Act for OWLS AdvanceSheet
Lindsay Reynolds discusses the 2017 Oregon Equal Pay Act for an article in the new Fall issue of Oregon Women Lawyers' AdvanceSheet.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak at TiE Startup Bootcamp
On October 17, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp.
David Petersen Talks CLT on Business of Portland Podcast
On October 9, Tonkon Torp partner David Petersen was a guest on the "Business of Portland" podcast produced by Pamplin Media. He spoke with hosts Joseph Gallivan and Stephanie Basalyga about cross-laminated timber (CLT), its prospects for new…
Steven Wilker Joins Board of Directors for Classic Wine Auction
Tonkon Torp partner Steven Wilker has joined the board of directors for the Classic Wines Auction. The Classic Wines Auction raises funds for Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations that focus on providing services to children and…
Rocky Dallum Reviews Tax Policy at OEDA Annual Conference
Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum spoke at the Oregon Economic Development Association annual conference. He presented a tax policy update alongside Wendy Johnson, lobbyist for League of Oregon Cities.
Abby Landon Reviews International Estate Planning
Tonkon Torp partner Abby Landon shared her expertise on international estate planning with members of the Eugene Estate Planning Council on September 18. During the presentation, Abby broke down how federal transfer tax is applied to noncitizen…
IP Attorneys Host Briefing to Help Companies Navigate Social Media and Website Pitfalls
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group hosted a breakfast briefing on September 27 to help companies identify and navigate the legal pitfalls that litter the social media and website marketing landscape.
Tonkon Talks on Accelerating Growth on a Shoestring Budget
At the October 3 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted Kasey Jones, founder of, and Growth Strategist with, A Better Jones. The program focused on helping startups get bigger marketing ROI from limited budgets
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Education Meeting for Greater Portland Compliance Association
On September 20, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services & Investment Management and Corporate Finance & Transactions practice groups hosted CCO's from investment advisers and broker dealers for the Greater Portland Compliance Association…
Jessica Morgan and Alex Tinker Featured on Western Regional Conference Panel
Jessica Morgan and Alex Tinker spoke on a panel of industry specialists to risk managers about the legal environment for cannabis-related business operators at the Western Regional Conference on September 18.
Tonkon Torp Fundraises for 2018 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign
Tonkon Torp is proud to announce the launch of its annual fundraising efforts in support of the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The OLAH campaign, launched in 1997, supports the work of the Oregon Food Bank.
Gwen Griffith Breaks Down Capital Accounts for Mid-Valley Tax Forum
Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith spoke at the Mid-Valley Tax Forum on September 18 about partnership capital accounts and how they operate in Oregon. She shared background on the original intent of capital accounts, why they are only available for…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Employers for Business Immigration Briefing
On September 14, Tonkon Torp immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori, hosted an in-depth business immigration briefing for employers. The program…
Eric Beach Covers Cybersecurity at Tonkon Talk
On September 5, Eric Beach led a program to help startups assess cybersecurity risks and know how to respond in the event of a breach. After outlining the steps necessary to conduct a thorough risk assessment, Eric provided best practices for…
Parna Mehrbani Discusses Copyright in the Craft Industry
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of Portland's Puddletown Knitting Guild about how copyright protects the livelihood of craft designers.
Bob Carey Serves as Guest Instructor for 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. As students led a presentation about the history of Title VII and its…
Christopher Pallanch Elected President of Oregon Federal Bar Association
Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for the 2018-2019 term. The Federal Bar Association works to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice…
James Hein Joins Board of Directors for Montessori Children's House
Tonkon Torp partner James Hein has joined the Board of Directors for the Montessori Children's House. The school was founded in 2010 and serves the diverse community of Portland's South Waterfront. Hein is helping to transition the school from its…
Parna Mehrbani Named to Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 “Under 40 Hot List” published by Benchmark Litigation. She is recognized in the litigation categories of General Commercial and Intellectual Property.