Intellectual Property Practice Group Hosts First in Series of Breakfast Briefings

On January 17, Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property practice group held the first in a series of four breakfast briefings. This first briefing covered the topic of "Idea Protection."
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Tax Attorney Griffith Briefs CPAs on Oregon Tax Law Developments

Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith was a guest speaker at the January 7 Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants State & Local Tax Conference. She presented information on recent Oregon Tax Court cases and other tax…
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Protecting the Crown Jewels of the Business

In his January 8 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Aman advises businesses on how best to protect access to customer lists, product details, and other proprietary data when an employee leaves. Ultimately, the best way…
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Creative Deal Structure Brings Solar to Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church

In a recent news article for Solar Oregon, David Petersen outlines the deal structure that allowed Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church to install a solar energy system on its rooftop. In collaboration with Lake Oswego's NW Photon Energy, the…
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Butter Creek Development Still in Litigation

In her December 19 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanne Chamberlain details the continuing legal saga of Ralls Corp.'s Butter Creek wind farm development in Morrow County, Oregon. As David Petersen discussed in a previous…
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Chris Erickson Joins Oregon Sports Authority Board

Tonkon Torp attorney, Chris Erickson, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Sports Authority.
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Skerritt Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society

Tonkon Torp partner Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed Oregon State Membership Chair for the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. Skerritt practices in the firm's Litigation Department, where he has achieved some of Oregon's largest awards and…
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Warranties and Indemnifications

In his December 11 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Steven Wilker discusses warranties and indemnifications and advises business to do their homework before buying or selling a product or service.
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Tonkon Torp Again Named Among Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms

Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal’s 2012 “Most Admired Companies” survey.
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Bob Carey Presents "Rethinking Legal Services in the 21st Century"

Bob Carey presented "Rethinking Legal Services in the 21st Century" to the Owen M. Panner Inn of Court on December 11, 2012.
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What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?

Jan Neuman had an editorial, "What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?", published in the Fall 2012 issue of freshwater magazine. In the article, Neuman discusses current wasteful water doctrines, the use of inefficient irrigation…
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Briefs Accountants on Recent Federal Tax Rulings

Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith spoke at the 2012 Northwest Federal Tax Conference sponsored by the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. The title of her talk was, "Recent Cases and Rulings in Federal Tax…
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Litigator Rick Martson Shares His Expertise With Young Trial Lawyers

Trial lawyers looking to hone their skills will learn from seasoned litigator William (Rick) Martson, Jr. about the do’s and don’ts of opening statements, at an upcoming continuing legal education program. Martson is one of the speakers at the…
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Whose Idea Was It?

In his November 13 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jon Stride advises companies on how to deal with idea submissions from sources outside the payroll. Company leaders who aren’t careful about how they accept ideas from…
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Obama Blocks Chinese Wind Farms in Oregon

In his November 14 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen discusses President Obama's recent invocation of the Defense Production Act to require a Chinese corporation to divest itself of wind farms purchased in Morrow…
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Tonkon Torp Lawyers Present CLE on Structuring Joint Ventures

Tonkon Torp attorneys Justin Denton and Steven Olson recently presented a continuing legal education seminar on how to structure strategic joint ventures from the perspective of a business attorney and a litigator.
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Anna Sortun Named Up and Coming Lawyer for 2012

Tonkon Torp litigator Anna Sortun has been named a 2012 Up & Coming Lawyer honoree by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce. She is among a select group of 20 young lawyers recognized by a judging panel comprised of leaders from Oregon's legal…
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Greenman Offers Tips for Sales of Private Companies

At a recent event for owners of privately held companies, Tonkon Torp business lawyer Ronald L. Greenman discussed the importance of planning before and after the sale of a business.
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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Six Practice Areas

U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers has released its 2012-2013 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and has awarded Portland's Tonkon Torp LLP national ranking for six practice areas and Portland metropolitan area ranking for 38 of its…
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Al Kennedy Speaks at Two Professional Events on Bankruptcy Issues

Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was a panelist at two recent professional conferences.
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