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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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Bob Carey Presents on HR Problems for PHRMA

Bob Carey was the featured speaker at an April 17 luncheon hosted by the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA). Bob's topic was "Tackling the Toughest HR Problems."
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Angel Oregon Event

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 17 "Angel Oregon" event put on by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). For entrepreneurs, investors and networkers, OEN's Angel Oregon is where ideas are nurtured, new markets are discovered, and business…
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Decker v. NEDC

In an article published by E-Outlook for the Oregon State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Section, Max Miller studies the March 20, 2013 Supreme Court Opinion in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC).
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Conway Offers Perspective at NW Bankruptcy Institute Meeting

Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Timothy Conway was a panelist at the 25th annual NW Bankruptcy Institute meeting, held in Vancouver, Washington on April 12. The panel addressed the topic, “When Disaster Strikes in Chapter 11: Administrative…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Third Rail's The Aliens Production

Tonkon Torp was a production sponsor for Third Rail Repertory Theatre's production The Aliens, which ran from April 12 to May 5. Ava Schoen, a Third Rail board member, organized Tonkon's sponsorship of the play.
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Tonkon Torp Leads 8th Annual Water Law Conference

Tonkon Torp water lawyers Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman are co-chairs and panel moderators for the 8th annual water law conference, “The Future of Water Supply & Management in the Pacific Northwest,” scheduled for April 17 at the World Trade Center in…
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Tonkon Torp Supports YWCA for Series of Events

Tonkon Torp supported the YWCA in a series of events relating to their 21st Annual Inspire Luncheon. On April 9, Tonkon hosted Fred Meyer executives and vendors for a dinner event on behalf of the YWCA. On April 10, Tonkon hosted the YWCA and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at First Citizen Lunch

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the April 10 First Citizen Award Luncheon hosted by the Portland Association of Metropolitan Realtors. The 2013 Portland First Citizen honoree was Jean DeMaster, Executive Director of Human Solutions Inc. (HSI). Ned…
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Play or Pay: Crunching the Numbers on Affordable Care Act Penalties

For their April 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey study the Affordable Care Act and guide employers through the cost-benefit analysis of the decision…
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Jeanette Schuster Moderates Conference Panel at American Bar Assn. Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster moderated a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) spring meeting of its Business Law Section in Washington, D.C. The panel discussed “Real Environmental Concerns in Real Property and Business…
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Tonkon Attorneys Offer Advice on Information Security in the Internet Age

Tonkon Torp attorneys, Tatiana Perry, Steve Wilker and Craig Foster are presenting a seminar on best practices and pitfalls of data collection and processing for many companies in the age of the Internet, social media and other technologies. The…
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LeRoux & Millender Address Tax Law Developments and Implications

Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender discussed recent developments in state tax laws at a March 14 meeting presented by the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. Their remarks, titled “A Dash of SALT,” focused on recent…
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Farm Bill Inaction Threatens Rural Solar Program

In his March 2013 article for Solar Industry magazine David Petersen discusses the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), a lesser-known federal renewable energy initiative which helps finance solar installations.
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Griffith Helps De-mystify Tax Issues of Trusts and Estates

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith gave a presentation on “Taxing Thoughts About Non-Taxable Estates” at a March 15 seminar on estate and trust administration, hosted by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School.
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