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Tonkon Torp Purchases Membership with Friends of Tryon Creek
Led by Max Miller, Tonkon Torp purchased an annual membership with Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC). FOTC's goal is to add value to the community's experience of Tryon Creek State Natural Area through education, maintenance, volunteer opportunities and…
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Minds Matter
Tonkon Torp donated to Minds Matter of Portland in February. Minds Matter is a nonprofit with the mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families. Their goal is to equip underprivileged high school…
Financial Services Practice Group Issues Compliance Update Newsletter
Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued the first installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. The Update, co-authored by Jessica Morgan, covered such topics as how private funds can transition from 3(c)(1) to…
Looking Past the 'Big Law' Business Model
In his article for the January 31 issue of the Portland Business Journal, Jeff Cronn encourages law firms to look past "big law" business models. He uses Tonkon Torp as a prime example of a firm adopting an intentionally fluid infrastructure, rather…
Millender Joins Board of New “Portland Made” Association
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Millender has joined the board of Portland Made, a new association of small local manufacturers. Portland Made's members are Portland-based manufacturers, local goods retailers and designers.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). SBLC provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, cooperatives, nonprofit corporations, and housing authorities.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Education Partners Event
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Education Partners' Winter Gold fundraising event on February 1. Jeff Cronn, a board member and past chair of the organization, attended the event and organized the sponsorship. The mission of Marathon Education…
Claire Brown Appointed to Youth Progress Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Claire Brown has been appointed to the board of Youth Progress, a non-profit, independent living organization that provides Oregon youth with skills and structure to help them become successful community members.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Regional Arts & Culture Council
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) for the Right Brain Initiative. The goal of the Right Brain Initiative is to impact learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every…
Tonkon Torp Joins Oregon Water Resources Congress
Tonkon Torp renewed its membership with Oregon Water Resources Congress, a nonprofit trade association that represents irrigation districts, water control districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts, and others across the state of…
Tonkon Torp Becomes Research Sponsor of Portland City Club
Tonkon Torp renewed its corporate membership with the City Club of Portland and made a "Research" sponsor donation. Our research sponsorship will help fund future and current City Club studies. Caroline Harris Crowne organized the sponsorship and is…
Steven Wilker Discusses NSA Spying Rules on KGW Hot Box
Steven Wilker appeared as a first amendment attorney and as a board member for the ACLU of Oregon on KGW's "Hot Box" on January 17, 2014. The broadcast discussed the NSA reforms ordered by President Obama regarding the phone motorizing program. Steve…
Neuman Asked to Weigh in on Western Water Law Sustainability
Janet Neuman was one of a panel of respected water law experts asked by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future section to address the question of whether Western water law is sustainable to meet future water supply needs. Neuman’s January 15…
Sherrill Corbett Gives M&A Presentation
On January 15, Sherrill Corbett led a Mergers & Acquisitions seminar along with Pragma Ventures at an event hosted by Key Bank. The seminar covered the business sale process, advising business owners on how to obtain and preserve the maximum value in…
Max Miller Continues to Lead Sustainability Initiatives within the Legal Profession
Tonkon Torp environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section. The Section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession through…
Steve Olson & Paul Conable Quoted Regarding the City of Lake Oswego Access Dismissal
Congratulations to Steve Olson and Paul Conable on their recent victory regarding Oswego Lake! Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Henry Breithaupt’s opinion granted summary judgment to our client, the City of Lake Oswego, as well as to the other…
Oregon’s Failure to Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
On December 20, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of intent (NOI) to find that Oregon has failed to submit an approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution…
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. Griffith and…