Three New Associates Join Tonkon Torp

Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Claire E. Brown, Molly Honoré and Matthew Joseph as associates in the firm. Claire E. Brown joins the firm’s Business Department. A 2012 graduate of Vanderbilt University, she earned a law degree and an MBA, with a…
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Encouraging Energy Efficiency Improvements in Multnomah County

In his September 19 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Forman discusses efforts by Multnomah County leaders to encourage energy efficiency upgrades to homes and commercial buildings. One key proposal involves the PACE…
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Five Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Designation as Portland Lawyers of the Year in Their Practice Specialties

Best Lawyers in America 2013® has named five attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer…
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Al Kennedy Offers Perspective on Sunwest Management Bankruptcy at Oregon State Bar Event

Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert Kennedy was one of a number of panelists at a September 19 Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event focused on one of Oregon's most complex bankruptcy cases.
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Affordable Care Act Implications for Businesses

On September 18th and 28th, Tonkon Torp employee benefits attorney Darcy Norville and Tompkins Benefit Group consultant Deborah Tompkins will offer business owners and human resource directors their perspectives on what the Affordable Care Act means…
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Tonkon Torp's Herzog Appointed to WSU Foundation Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Theodore (Ted) Herzog has been appointed to the Washington State University Foundation board of trustees. Herzog chairs the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. He represents local, regional and national property…
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Manage Insurance Coverage Like Risks

In his September 11 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Frank Weiss discusses the importance of insurance policy management. By observing a few simple guidelines, owners can help ensure that their companies receive the full…
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Tonkon Torp Litigator Explores Internet Law Issues

Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker presents a Continuing Legal Education seminar on new developments in Internet law this week in Portland. The seminar is part of the Oregon State Bar's ongoing professional development series.
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Presents JOBS Act information for companies interested in Raising Capital

On September 19, Tonkon Torp corporate attorney Tom Palmer will discuss the 2012 JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) and offer practical guidelines on how small businesses may be able use the Act to raise capital.
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Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Lawyer Contributes to Award-Winning Legal Education Book

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps authored a chapter on independent contractors in the 2011 edition of "Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector".
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Tonkon Torp Wins Top Litigation Honors - Four of Firm's Attorneys Again Identified as Oregon Litigation Stars

Tonkon Torp’s litigation law practice has once again been honored by clients and peers, this time in Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2013. Four of the firm’s attorneys are singled out as local…
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Gordon Presents Board Development Training

Labor and employment attorney Corbett Gordon recently conducted a board development training seminar for the Regional Emergency Care Councils of Washington State. Gordon has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2013 List

Lawyers from Tonkon Torp LLP continue to earn the high regard and professional respect of their peers and litigation adversaries. This year, 50 Tonkon Torp lawyers - well more than half of the firm's partners - were selected by their peers for…
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Presents Wage and Hour Seminar

Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps recently presented a seminar on wage and hour issues to the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Medford. Creps' presentation included insights on Department of Labor audits…
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Corn Ethanol in the Hot Seat

In his August 15 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Duncan Delano argues against recent efforts by members of Congress to waive the ethanol production requirement in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Waiving the production requirement…
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Independent Contractors Bring Benefits When Properly Classified

In her August 7 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kristin Bremer discusses the benefits and risks of hiring independent contractors. Independent contractors can provide flexibility and the potential for greater productivity…
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Clean Diesel Outlook Optimistic Despite WHO Classification of Diesel Exhaust

In her July 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Andrea Schmidt discusses the future of diesel in light of the World Health Organization classifying it as carcinogenic. The ubiquity and economic value of diesel means it will…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Present at Greater Portland Compliance Association Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tatiana Perry, Ari Okano Lee and Blerina Kotori are presenting speakers at a July 26 meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA). They will discuss the latest compliance issues regarding use of social media…
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Twenty Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Twenty attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
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Don't Be Careless With a Brand

In his July 10 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Chris Erickson advises companies on how to choose and protect their trademark.
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