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Neuman Provides Review of Oregon Water Law to Legislators
Janet Neuman testified about Oregon water law to two Legislative committees last week. She was invited by the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to present overviews of…
Tonkon Torp Hosts JFCS Reception
Tonkon Torp hosted a reception for Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) on February 11. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families and children in the Jewish and general communities. Michael Millender, a past president…
Tonkon Torp Awards Law School Scholarships for 2013-2014
Two Lewis & Clark Law School students are the recipients of Tonkon Torp’s annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2013-14. The law school’s Dean and Associate Dean selected the scholarship awardees based upon their academic…
Bledsoe Elected to Oregon State Parks Foundation Board
Tonkon Torp’s service to the Oregon State Parks Foundation continues with the election of trial lawyer Ryan M. Bledsoe to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Steven Wilker Prepares to Argue at U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment Issue
Litigator Steven Wilker is preparing to argue at the U.S. Supreme Court in late March in the matter of Wood v. Moss. The case poses the question of whether Secret Service agents can be sued for moving peaceful protesters out of sight and sound of the…
21 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Twenty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas have been named leaders in their field for the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on…
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…