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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2013 Business Leadership Evening

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the November 13 Business Leadership Evening hosted by the Portland Business Alliance. Kristin Bremer Moore was the lead attorney and managed Tonkon's attendance at the event. The annual dinner is attended by more than…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OSB Civil Rights Section CLE

Tonkon Torp sponsored the November 15 CLE "These Times They are a Changin' - Future Impacts of the 2013 US Supreme Court Session" held by the Federal Bar Association (FBA) and the OSB Civil Rights Section CLE. Colin Love-Geiger organized Tonkon's…
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One Size Does Not Fit All: FMLA Leave and Same-Sex Couples

In their "General Counsel" article for the November issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Krista Hardwick and Bob Carey discuss the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it applies to same-sex couples.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors BCA Arts Breakfast

Tonkon Torp was a half-table sponsor at the November 13 Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) "Arts Breakfast of Champions." Tom Palmer, a BCA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The annual breakfast celebrates outstanding…
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Tonkon Attorneys Present Ethics CLE for Oregon State Bar

Jeff Cronn and Paul Conable presented the ethics CLE program, "C.Y.A.: Real Life Ethics Issues in Business Deals and Litigation" on November 13. The program was sponsored by the Oregon State Bar's Business Litigation Section.
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Sherrill Corbett Sponsors Carpe Mundi Gala Auction

Sherrill Corbett purchased a sponsorship listed under Tonkon Torp's name at the Carpe Mundi Gala Auction on November 12. Carpe Mundi is a non-profit scholarship organization, established in 2008, that works with students from low-income families…
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Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Examines Contract Law Interpretation

Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., recently spoke at an Oregon State Bar-hosted seminar, “Key Updates for Oregon Business Law Practitioners.” Martson joined Multnomah County Circuit Court Senior Judge, Janice Wilson, in a…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the November 6 benefit gala held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Oregon. Tonkon's Immigration Practice Group managed the sponsorship while group chair Turid Owren worked to fill the table…
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Creps and Kotori Coach Client in HR Matters

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorneys, Clay Creps and Blerina Kotori, recently conducted a training seminar for staff of The Salvation Army Portland ARC, on substantive laws governing sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the…
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Tonkon Torp Gives to Multnomah Bar Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF), making this the second yearly donation of Tonkon's three-year pledge.The mission of the MBF is to increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Family & Child Services

Tonkon Torp made a donation to Jewish Family & Child Services (JFCS). Michael Millender, a JFCS board member, helped organize the donation. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and…
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Tonkon Torp Donates Phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line

Tonkon Torp donated a supply of old cell phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL). The PWCL operates a comprehensive 24/7 Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program. The Tonkon Torp IT department is accepting additional phones for future…
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U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas

Although located in a mid-sized market for legal services, Tonkon Torp is consistently ranked among the country’s best law firms in a number of practice areas. According to the newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2013-2014 edition of…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Windows on America Exhibit

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) to sponsor their "Windows on America" exhibit, a world-class collection of presidential history, never before on public display. Jackson Lewis is on the OHS board of directors and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Governors' Gold Awards

Tonkon Torp purchased a table at the October 29 Governors' Gold Awards. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's participation at the event. The Awards pay tribute to individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness…
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Kimberlee Stafford Edits Environmental Law Reference Book

Tonkon Torp’s Kimberlee Stafford is co-editor of a new reference book on Environmental Law regulation and permitting. Stafford is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, as well as the Energy and Real Estate practice…
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Tonkon Torp's Lawyers Address the Latest State and Federal Employment-Related Legislation and Rules Changes

Tonkon Torp lawyers Haley Bjerk and Kristin Bremer Moore spoke at the 5th annual Labor & Employment Law Conference in Portland on October 25, 2013. The conference covered some of the thorniest areas of the law for lawyers, employers and human…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors SOLVE Awards Banquet

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 25 SOLVE Citizenship Awards Banquet. Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. SOLVE's mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy…
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Turid Owren Speaks at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Panel

Turid Owren was a panelist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Third Annual Conference on October 24, in Washington, DC. Turid's panel discussed the topic of "USCIS's Administrative Appeals Office: Progress and Possibilities."
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