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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.
Max Miller Honored by Oregon State Bar for Sustainability Accomplishments
Environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been awarded the President’s Sustainability Award by the Oregon State Bar. The award recognizes members who have made “significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the legal profession in…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors World Affairs Council Event
On November 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 4th Annual World Quest event. The mission of the World Affairs Council of Oregon is to broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at SAGE Award Dinner
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the first annual Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) Award Dinner on November 21. The dinner honored Dick and Jeanne Roy of the Center for Earth Leadership. Max Miller and his wife Lori Miller co-sponsored…
Tonkon Torp Real Estate Attorneys Discuss Title Insurance and Purchase Contracts for NBI Seminar
Tonkon Torp attorneys David J. Petersen and Kimberlee A. Stafford will be presenting at the December 3, 2013 seminar "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence," sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The seminar features an…
How to Obtain and Preserve Value When Selling a Business
In his "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn offers advice to business owners on how to obtain the best possible deal when selling their business.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors YRJ Extravaganza
Tonkon Torp was a lead sponsor at Youth, Rights, & Justice's (YRJ) 5th Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza on November 16. YRJ's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families through legal representation and advocacy in the…
Neuman Featured Speaker at Annual Oregon Water Law Conference
Tonkon Torp water law attorney, Janet Neuman, was a presenting speaker at the 22nd annual Oregon Water Law Conference on November 7, 2013 in Portland. Neuman’s presentation, “The Future of Water Projects in Oregon,” focused on funding, regulatory and…