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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Multnomah County Again Honors Tonkon Torp Attorney Max Miller

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a 2013 Multnomah County Volunteer Award for his service on the Regional Arts and Culture…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Photolucida's Portland Photo Month

In April, Tonkon Torp sponsored Photolucida's celebration of Portland Photo Month. Tonkon's sponsorship was organized by Anna Sortun, a Photolucida board member.
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Tonkon Torp Supports Central City Concern Event

Tonkon Torp was a supporter at a Central City Concern (CCC) event for the Letty Owings Center, where addicted mothers and pregnant women can live and recover with their children. Tonkon's involvement with the event was organized by Susan O'Donnell…
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Chapter 11 Filings Are Down, but Not, Unfortunately, Out

Tim Conway discusses Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in his April 26 article for the Portland Business Journal. Today's business climate, still in transition, presents challenging choices for companies seeking new and restructured debt.
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Tonkon Torp Scholarship Awarded to 5 Lewis & Clark Law Students

Each year since 1987, at least one student at Lewis & Clark Law School has benefitted from a scholarship established by the firm in the name of founding partners Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick H. Torp. This year, the school’s Dean and Associate Dean…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Human Solutions Inc.'s (HSI) "Tonight's the Night" 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction, on April 26. Krista Hardwick, an HSI board member, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Classroom Law Project Event

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the April 24 Legal Citizen of the Year dinner held by the Classroom Law Project (CLP). Paul Conable, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's participation and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Lunch

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Basic Rights Oregon's Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon on April 18. Kimberlee Stafford and Tonkon's Diversity Task Force organized Tonkon's involvement with the event.
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Tonkon Attorneys Attend FBA Annual Awards Lunch

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the April 18 Federal Bar Association (FBA) Oregon Chapter Annual Awards Lunch. Chris Pallanch and Colin Love-Geiger, both FBA Oregon Chapter board members, organized Tonkon's attendance at the lunch.
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