Wilker Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Family Services Board

Steven Wilker has been elected Vice Chairman of the board of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS). Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.
Read More

After Becoming a Bankruptcy Creditor, Stay Engaged in the Process

In her July 11 "Risk Business " article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Ava Schoen advises bankruptcy creditors on how to best manage their role in the bankruptcy process.
Read More

Tonkon Torp Hosts "Freedom to Marry" CLE

Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon for a CLE presentation on "Freedom to Marry in Oregon Post Windsor-Perry." The CLE reflected on recent Supreme Court rulings on the historic marriage cases - Windsor v. United States and…
Read More

The PAGA Problem - The Unsettled State of PAGA Law Isn't Good for Anyone

Robyn Ridler Aoyagi and Christopher Pallanch study California's Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA) for their July 2013 article in Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin.
Read More

Politics in the Workplace

Kristin Bremer Moore, Blerina Kotori, and Bob Carey discuss several laws that regulate political speech in the workplace for their July 2013 "General Counsel" articlepublished by the Portland Human Resource Management Association in News & Views…
Read More

Oregon Changes Siting Rules for Commercial Solar

In his article for Solar Oregon, David Petersen discusses House Bill 2820, recently signed by Governor Kitzhaber. The bill makes important changes to how solar PV facilities are sited in Oregon.
Read More

Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group Hosts Annual Tryon Creek Ivy Pull

On June 29, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group hosted their fourth annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, which included several…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Contributes Expertise to Benefit Company Legislation

When Governor John Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2296 into law last week, Tonkon Torp attorneys Jeffrey Cronn and Marco Materazzi were on hand for the ceremony. The two business lawyers played an active role in crafting the Oregon legislation which…
Read More

Dan Skerritt Chairs American College of Trial Lawyers Jury Committee

Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed to chair the Jury Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A highly respected litigator with more than three decades of experience, Skerritt represents plaintiffs and defendants…
Read More

Steven Wilker Discusses Government Surveillance Programs and Right to Privacy for KGW News

Steven Wilker was one of three expert speakers featured in a roundtable discussion for KGW News' "Straight Talk" program, hosted by Laural Porter. Steven and his fellow speakers discussed the implications of National Security Agency contractor Edward…
Read More

Owen Blank Joins Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Board

Business attorney Owen D. Blank has been elected to the board of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Long active in the Portland community, Blank has served on the boards and advisory panels of many local organizations.
Read More

In Pursuit of a Triple Bottom Line

In his June 13 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Duncan Delano discusses the triple bottom line of the "benefit corporation" or "B Corp": profit, environmentalism, and social equity.
Read More

Tonkon Torp is "Wine Sponsor" at Annual Bench and Bar Social

Tonkon Torp donated wine and champagne to the June 20 Bench and Bar Social held by the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society and Federal Bar Association. Colin Love-Geiger and Chris Pallanch organized Tonkon's attendance at the social, which…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Gives Summer Associates Real World Experience

Tonkon Torp’s summer associate program is in full swing, with three aspiring attorneys gaining real world legal experience and mentoring from many of the firm’s business lawyers and litigators.
Read More

Tonkon Torp Litigator Addresses Public Records and Public Meetings Law

Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker co-presented a seminar on Oregon’s public records and public meeting laws on June 11 in Portland. The full-day seminar offered public entities, media representatives and government watchdogs the opportunity to hear…
Read More

Bob Carey Speaks at OADC Annual Convention

Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel's annual convention at the Sunriver Resort. His talk focused on "Taking the Plaintiff's Deposition in an Employment Action."
Read More

Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Teaches Deposition Skills

Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., was a member of the faculty at a recent course to help young lawyers develop effective deposition skills to position a case for trial. The three-day course, held at Loyola Law School in Los…
Read More

Millender Discusses Recent Developments in the Taxation of Internet Commerce

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Michael Millender was a speaker at the Oregon Law Institute’s program on Internet Law Developments, June 7, 2013. Millender spoke about sales and income tax trends affecting Internet commerce, including the taxation of cloud…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Lawyers Address Data Security, Intellectual Property & Privacy Issues Facing Businesses

Four attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property and Information Privacy & Security practice groups presented a seminar yesterday on managing company risk in the Internet age. In a program titled, “Dealing with Too Much Information, Personal…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Water Law Expert Addresses International Conference

Tonkon Torp water law attorney Janet Neuman was among a group of prominent experts invited to speak at a two-day international conference in New Delhi, India. The conference addressed access to water and water quality challenges resulting from the…
Read More

{{title}}

{{summary}}
Read More