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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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."
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Diversity Task Force Hosts OMLA Holiday Meeting

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force hosted the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) for their annual holiday meeting and social on December 5.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Startup Weekend

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Portland Startup Weekend which ran from November 22 to 24. Jeff Woodcox organized the sponsorship and attended the event along with several attorneys from the Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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