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Brian Booth Writers' Fund Officially Launched
Portland’s Literary Arts organization has publicly announced establishment of the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund, created in honor of the Tonkon Torp founding partner who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships.
Tonkon Torp Fundraises for Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
On October 10, Tonkon Torp concluded its annual participation in the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) fundraising campaign. Jessica Morgan, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Laura Petch organized the firm's fundraising efforts. Tonkon Torp's staff and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Think Out Loud/City Club Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored two tables at the debate between incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber & Republican challenger Dennis Richardson, sponsored by Think Out Loud and the Portland City Club on October 10.
Dallum Briefs Business Owners on Upcoming Election Issues
Rocky Dallum provided a pre-election overview of Oregon candidates and ballot measures at a meeting of small business owners on October 8, 2014 in Lake Oswego. He offered attendees his perspective on several public policy issues and how the November…
Tonkon Torp Litigation Department Adds Associate
Alex Tinker has joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP. Prior to graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014, Tinker worked as a summer associate for Tonkon Torp. He also served as a Judicial Extern for Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the October 2 Home Brew Fundraiser put on by Portland YouthBuilders (PYB). Ned Perry, a PYB board member, took a lead role in producing the event and attended along with Eric Beach, David Petersen, and Tatiana Perry.
Albina Head Start Renames Building to Honor Owen Blank
When Owen Blank recently helped Albina Head Start (AHS) to secure a stronger financial position through a series of complex debt retirement and real estate transactions, he did it on a pro bono basis, as he has for nearly two decades. This week, AHS…
Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Group Hosts Panel Seminar
Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services group held a panel seminar, "I Have an Idea? Now What?", on September 30. Leon Simson brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs for the event and moderated the discussion on how to get from concept…
Wilker & Gordon Discuss their U.S. Supreme Court Cases
At a recent legal affairs event in Portland, Tonkon Torp litigators Corbett Gordon and Steven Wilker shared their experiences of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hosted by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, the event was…
Lawyers Discuss Business Entity Choices at Bend Event
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender were presenters last week at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event in Bend, Oregon, hosted by the OSB Business Law Section. They discussed choice of legal entity issues and…
Griffith Covers Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at OSB Luncheon
Gwendolyn Griffith presented "Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings" at the September monthly luncheon of the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar. The presentation addressed cases and rulings from basic income concepts to technical partnership…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) in September. Jon Stride, an OSPF board member, organized the donation; Ryan Bledsoe is also an OSPF board member.
Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding
Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a…