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One Size Does Not Fit All: FMLA Leave and Same-Sex Couples
In their "General Counsel" article for the November issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Krista Hardwick and Bob Carey discuss the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it applies to same-sex couples.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BCA Arts Breakfast
Tonkon Torp was a half-table sponsor at the November 13 Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA) "Arts Breakfast of Champions." Tom Palmer, a BCA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The annual breakfast celebrates outstanding…
Tonkon Attorneys Present Ethics CLE for Oregon State Bar
Jeff Cronn and Paul Conable presented the ethics CLE program, "C.Y.A.: Real Life Ethics Issues in Business Deals and Litigation" on November 13. The program was sponsored by the Oregon State Bar's Business Litigation Section.
Sherrill Corbett Sponsors Carpe Mundi Gala Auction
Sherrill Corbett purchased a sponsorship listed under Tonkon Torp's name at the Carpe Mundi Gala Auction on November 12. Carpe Mundi is a non-profit scholarship organization, established in 2008, that works with students from low-income families…
Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Examines Contract Law Interpretation
Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., recently spoke at an Oregon State Bar-hosted seminar, “Key Updates for Oregon Business Law Practitioners.” Martson joined Multnomah County Circuit Court Senior Judge, Janice Wilson, in a…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the November 6 benefit gala held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Oregon. Tonkon's Immigration Practice Group managed the sponsorship while group chair Turid Owren worked to fill the table…
Creps and Kotori Coach Client in HR Matters
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorneys, Clay Creps and Blerina Kotori, recently conducted a training seminar for staff of The Salvation Army Portland ARC, on substantive laws governing sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the…
Tonkon Torp Gives to Multnomah Bar Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF), making this the second yearly donation of Tonkon's three-year pledge.The mission of the MBF is to increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Family & Child Services
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Jewish Family & Child Services (JFCS). Michael Millender, a JFCS board member, helped organize the donation. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and…
Tonkon Torp Donates Phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line
Tonkon Torp donated a supply of old cell phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL). The PWCL operates a comprehensive 24/7 Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program. The Tonkon Torp IT department is accepting additional phones for future…
U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas
Although located in a mid-sized market for legal services, Tonkon Torp is consistently ranked among the country’s best law firms in a number of practice areas. According to the newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2013-2014 edition of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Governors' Gold Awards
Tonkon Torp purchased a table at the October 29 Governors' Gold Awards. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's participation at the event. The Awards pay tribute to individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness…
Kimberlee Stafford Edits Environmental Law Reference Book
Tonkon Torp’s Kimberlee Stafford is co-editor of a new reference book on Environmental Law regulation and permitting. Stafford is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, as well as the Energy and Real Estate practice…
Tonkon Torp's Lawyers Address the Latest State and Federal Employment-Related Legislation and Rules Changes
Tonkon Torp lawyers Haley Bjerk and Kristin Bremer Moore spoke at the 5th annual Labor & Employment Law Conference in Portland on October 25, 2013. The conference covered some of the thorniest areas of the law for lawyers, employers and human…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors SOLVE Awards Banquet
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 25 SOLVE Citizenship Awards Banquet. Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. SOLVE's mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy…
Turid Owren Speaks at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Panel
Turid Owren was a panelist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Third Annual Conference on October 24, in Washington, DC. Turid's panel discussed the topic of "USCIS's Administrative Appeals Office: Progress and Possibilities."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PlayWrite Gala
Tonkon Torp sponsored the PlayWrite tenth anniversary gala and auction on October 24. Corbett Gordon led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Corbett was Board President at PlayWrite up through June 2013, after which she became Board Secretary.
Before Selling a Business, Consider a Buyer’s Perspective
In her "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Sherrill Corbett advises business owners on best practices to follow when preparing to sell a company. An owner will want to review the business from a buyer’s perspective and conduct…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Equal Justice Works Dinner
On October 23, Tonkon Torp sponsored the Equal Justice Works Awards Dinner, held in Washington, DC. Founded in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Jeff Cronn…
Gwen Griffith Recaps Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rules at Oregon CPA Conference
Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwendolyn Griffith, gave a presentation for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference yesterday. Her remarks covered recent cases and rulings across a broad spectrum…