Benefit Companies: They're (Almost) Here

Duncan Delano discusses House Bill 2296, which creates a new form of business entity called the "benefit company" in the June 10th edition of Sustainable Business Oregon, published by the Portland Business Journal.
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Gordon Demystifies Recent Leave Law Changes

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, participated recently in the 2013 Employment Law Update presented by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School. With recent changes made by the Oregon Legislature to the Oregon…
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The Pitfall of the Unpaid Intern

For their June 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey outline the legal framework with respect to interns and provide guidance on hiring and paying interns…
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Tonkon Attorneys Golf for Youth, Rights & Justice

Gwen Griffith and Matt Joseph participated at the June 7 Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) Golf Open. The Open was a benefit for SchoolWorks, a YRJ organization serving over 2,500 Oregon foster kids.
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Earns Highest Rating From Chambers USA

The Business Immigration Practice at Tonkon Torp has earned top tier ranking in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition.
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Seven Tonkon Torp Practices Recognized by Chambers USA for 2013

Seven Tonkon Torp practice groups have earned recognition in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition. Acknowledged in the annual ranking were these practices: Corporate/M&A, Environmental & Natural…
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REITs, Master Limited Partnerships Could Make Playing Field More Level for Renewables

Duncan Delano and Kimberlee Stafford discuss two new approaches to encourage investment in renewable energy – master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) – for their June 5 article for the Portland Business Journal's…
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Sherrill Corbett Discusses Purchase and Sale of a Business

Tonkon Torp merger & acquisition attorney, Sherrill Corbett, addressed the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association on May 30 on the topic of the purchase and sale of a business or its assets.
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Harris Crowne Joins Portland City Club’s Research Board

Litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to the Research Board of the Portland City Club. A partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, Harris Crowne’s practice focuses on commercial contracts, business owner disputes and forensic…
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Best Practices in Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements

Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Matthew Bender in May 2013 addressing the best practices for drafting independent contractor agreements, including the importance of having a written, customized agreement, the overriding legal considerations…
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Corbett Gordon Shares Expertise with PSU Students

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, addressed the Portland State University chapter of the Human Resource Management Association at its May 16 meeting. Gordon discussed the importance of employer handbooks and policies, as well…
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Immigration Specialists Discuss H-1B Status With Students

Immigration attorneys Turid Owren and Haley Bjerk recently gave a presentation to international students at Portland State University who are interested in seeking employment in the United States after graduation. The subject of their talk was…
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Litigation 101 - When Solid Business Plans Go Awry

In his May 16 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Steven Olson offers advice on best practices to follow when being sued or when pursuing legal action against another party.
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Labor & Employment Group Updates HR Professionals

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group presented their annual employment law seminar on May 16 for about 100 human resource professionals from client firms and other businesses in the Portland area.
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Bob Carey and Labor & Employment Group Update HR Professionals

Bob Carey and Labor & Employment Group Update HR Professionals
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Conable Provides Updates on RIAs at Northwest Securities Institute

Tonkon Torp litigator, Paul Conable, was a guest speaker at the 33rd annual Northwest Securities Institute in Portland on May 10. He and a regional officer from the SEC addressed the current state of Registered Investment Advisors.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors and Hosts Le Monde "Iron Chef" Event

Tonkon Torp hosted the Le Monde Immersion Public Charter School for an "Iron Chef" fundraiser competition, at which Tonkon was also a sponsor. Tonkon's participation was organized by Shouka Rezvani, a Le Monde board member
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Evaluating the Independent Contractor Designation for Purpose of Wage Claims

In their "General Counsel" article for the May issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey review the independent contractor designation. The article offers employers a reminder regarding…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA's Alice Awards Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the May 4 Alice Awards and Auction Dinner, held by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). David Forman, a BTA board member, organized Tonkon's participation and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents Information on Domain Name Disputes

Tonkon Torp litigator, Ryan Bledsoe, was a guest speaker at a May 1 brown bag lunch hosted by the Oregon State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section. His remarks were focused on helping practitioners to be aware of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute…
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