Darcy Norville Elected to Oregon Business Association Board

Portland business attorney Darcy M. Norville has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Business Association (OBA). OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic…
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Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
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Jan Neuman Featured in Article on Changing Water Supply, Likely Legal Conflicts

Jan Neuman, head of Tonkon Torp's Water Law practice, and a member of our Environmental & Natural Resources group, was heavily quoted in a recent article about the Pacific Northwest's changing water supply and the looming legal conflicts over this…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors WSBA Civil Rights Section CLE and Meeting

Tonkon Torp was a refreshments sponsor at the September 13 CLE and annual meeting of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Civil Rights Section, held in Seattle. Corbett Gordon, who is a Trustee of the Civil Rights Section, attended the event…
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David Petersen Offers Industrial Development Overview for East Metro Economic Group

David Petersen was the keynote speaker today at a meeting of the East Metro Econmic Alliance. The subject of David's discussion was "The Industrial Development Toolkit."
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Stay Engaged in the Bankruptcy Process

Ava Schoen advises bankruptcy creditors on how to best manage their role in the bankruptcy process for an article published in the September-October issue of NACM Oregon's Business Credit Journal.
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Protecting Confidential Business Information

In their September 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey provide an overview of the tools available to an employer to protect valuable confidential…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
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Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee

Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
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Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center

Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by…
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Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program

Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…
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Seven Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Distinction as Portland Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America 2014 has named seven attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer…
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Entrepreneurs Forge Ahead with ‘Crowdfunding’ Alternatives

Tom Palmer and Andrea Schmidt discuss crowdfunding alternatives for their recent "Risky Business" article, published by the Daily Journal of Commerce. While entrepreneurs wait for JOBS Act crowdfunding rules to be adopted by the Securities and…
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Steven Wilker and ACLU Argue for Records in Oregon Court of Appeals

Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Steven Wilker was repeatedly quoted in a recent Associated Press article published in the Register Guard. The article, "Oregon ACLU Seeks Records in Eugene Stun Gun Case," features Steven in his capacity as an attorney…
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50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Fifty Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 42 practice areas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. “We are honored to have more than half of the firm’s partners recognized by the larger legal community for their legal…
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2013 Environmental & Natural Resources Party

The Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys of Tonkon Torp are pleased to host a party on September 18, 2013 for local environmental and natural resources lawyers.
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Legislative Update: OFLA to Provide Leave to Deal with Death of a Family Member

Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey discuss the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) for their August 2013 "General Counsel" article, published by the Portland Human Resource Management Association in News & Views. During Oregon's 2013 legislative…
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Just Passing More Laws Won't Solve Oregon's Industrial Lands Problem

In a recent editorial, David Petersen discusses efforts by the Oregon legislature to stimulate industrial development in Oregon. David argues that Oregon already has sufficient laws to promote development. What is needed is to better promote these…
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State Legislation On Energy Siting Should Uniformly Allow Local Input

In a recent editorial, David Petersen surveys two bills recently passed by the Oregon House. The bills are part of a multi-year effort to harmonize agricultural and energy uses of rural lands. However, one of the bills fails to bring crucial local…
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Oregon Weighs Potential Conflicts Between Energy Development and Arable Lands

In a new article, David Petersen discusses the friction between state policy and local attitudes about energy development issues in light of two recent bills adopted by the Oregon Legislature. David's article, reviewing House Bills concerning solar…
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