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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Steven Wilker Discusses Oregon's Public Records Law for Jefferson Exchange

Steven Wilker appeared as a media law expert on Jefferson Public Radio's January 6, 2014 Jefferson Exchange program, a live call-in show devoted to current events and news makers from around the region and beyond. The broadcast discussed Oregon's…
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Justin Denton Quoted in the Medford Mail Tribune

Tonkon Torp client, Rogue Creamery became Oregon's first-recognized Benefit Company last week. Justin Denton did the legal work to maneuver Rogue Creamery into this "first place" slot, and was quoted in a January 3, 2014 article in the Medford Mail…
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Tonkon Torp Supports Community Transitional School for the 24th Year

Tonkon Torp delivered gifts to be distributed to the kids at the Community Transitional School this past December. This was the firm's 24th year of supporting this great school that provides much-needed stability in the lives of homeless children in…
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Steven Wilker Quoted in the Corvallis Gazette-Times

Steven Wilker was interviewed as a media law expert for a December 29, 2013 article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times. The article was additionally picked up and reported by Oregon Live. The story concerned an Oregon State University student media…
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Tonkon Torp Again Noted as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms

Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2013 “Most Admired Companies” survey.
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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…
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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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