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Griffith Updates CPAs on Recent Oregon Tax Court Cases
Tax attorney Gwendolyn Griffith was again a featured speaker at the annual Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) State and Local Tax Conference. Her January 10 presentation addressed recent Oregon Tax Court cases. Griffith has…
Tonkon Torp’s Bremer Moore Appointed to Oregon State Bar Committee Office
Tonkon Torp business attorney Kristin Bremer Moore has been appointed secretary to the Oregon State Bar’s Legal Services Committee. Bremer Moore is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Two Lawyers Work to Give Ex-offenders a New Start
The Oregon State Bar Bulletin published the below article, authored by Cliff Collins, in their January 2014 issue. The article is about the CLiF project and its two founding lawyers, Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou…
Steven Wilker Discusses Oregon's Public Records Law for Jefferson Exchange
Steven Wilker appeared as a media law expert on Jefferson Public Radio's January 6, 2014 Jefferson Exchange program, a live call-in show devoted to current events and news makers from around the region and beyond. The broadcast discussed Oregon's…
Justin Denton Quoted in the Medford Mail Tribune
Tonkon Torp client, Rogue Creamery became Oregon's first-recognized Benefit Company last week. Justin Denton did the legal work to maneuver Rogue Creamery into this "first place" slot, and was quoted in a January 3, 2014 article in the Medford…
Tonkon Torp Supports Community Transitional School for the 24th Year
Tonkon Torp delivered gifts to be distributed to the kids at the Community Transitional School this past December. This was the firm's 24th year of supporting this great school that provides much-needed stability in the lives of homeless children in…
Steven Wilker Quoted in the Corvallis Gazette-Times
Steven Wilker was interviewed as a media law expert for a December 29, 2013 article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times. The article was additionally picked up and reported by Oregon Live. The story concerned an Oregon State University student media…
Tonkon Torp Again Noted as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2013 “Most Admired Companies” survey.
Brian Booth State Park Honors One of Tonkon Torp’s Founding Partners
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recently unveiled the sign that officially introduced Brian Booth State Park along Highway 101 on the Oregon coast. In addition to being a founding partner of Tonkon Torp, Brian, who died in March 2012, was…
Be Alert When Buying a ‘Troubled’ Company
In his "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Tim Conway advises buyers on how best to handle the purchase of "troubled" companies and companies that have filed for bankruptcy. Regardless of whether the sale is private or…
Tonkon Torp Announces Three New Partners
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Anna Sortun, Kimberlee A. Stafford, and James K. Hein to the partnership, effective January 1, 2014. All three have been associates with the firm since they began their private practices. Sortun joined Tonkon Torp…
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Address Confusion About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently helped clients and other business people better understand how to take advantage of equity-based “crowdfunding” and general solicitation to raise capital without running…
Tonkon sponsors Holiday Lunch honoring Women Judges
Tonkon was a sponsor of the 23rd annual holiday luncheon honoring women judges hosted by Queen's Bench on December 10.
TiE Oregon PitchFest and Member Mixer
Jeff Woodcox, Leon Simson, Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, all members of the firm's Entrepreneurial Services Group, attended The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Oregon's "PitchFest and Member Mixer" on December 10. The PitchFest is a recurring event in…
Griffith Presents at OSB Taxation Section Program on Partnership Tax Allocations
Gwendolyn Griffith spoke to the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar at its Portland monthly luncheon series on November 21, 2013. Her topic was "Partnership Tax Allocations – Basic Principles and Current Topics."
Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Associate to Financial Services Practice Group
Jessica Morgan has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the firm’s Financial Services & Investment Management practice group. She previously was Assistant General Counsel to a Portland-based private equity firm, where she advised the company on…
Bledsoe Appointed to Chair OSB’s Antitrust Section Executive Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Ryan Bledsoe has been appointed as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. The section provides bar members with opportunities to develop and improve their understanding of…
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Provide Update on Private Placement Rules
At a recent meeting of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Tonkon Torp lawyers Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt presented the latest information on the SEC’s new rules permitting general solicitation in connection with private placements…
Tonkon Torp Hosts the WSU Foundation for Undergraduate Luncheon
Tonkon Torp hosted the WSU Foundation for a luncheon with WSU undergraduate business students on November 25. Ted Herzog, a WSU Foundation trustee board member, gave a presentation to the attendees.