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Oregon Can't Afford Not to Invest in Renewables
In her "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kimberlee Stafford discusses recent efforts by Oregon and Washington legislators to water down their respective state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). While Oregon's HB 4073 withered…
Carefully Structure LLCs to Avoid Unintended Consequences
In an article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Justin Denton warns business owners to look closely at default rules when structuring LLCs. These default rules are almost never what owners would choose if they had been aware of them. The best…
Tonkon Torp Water Lawyers Lead Regional Symposium on Future Water Supply & Management
Congressman Earl Blumenauer will be the keynote speaker at a March 15 regional water symposium in Portland co-chaired by Tonkon Torp attorneys Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman. The day-long event, The Future of Water Supply in the Pacific Northwest…
Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Business Succession Planning
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith presented at the National Advisors Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida, sponsored by M Financial. Griffith's remarks covered the issues associated with business succession planning…
Tonkon Torp Attorney to Discuss Income Tax Aspects of Trusts & Estates
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith offers "Taxing Thoughts About Non-taxable Estates" at a March 16, 2012 seminar on the ABCs of Estate Administration.
Jon Stride Honored for Leadership in Law
Tonkon Torp litigator Jon Stride has been selected by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as a finalist for its Leadership in Law award. The award recognizes individuals whose leadership in the legal profession and the community has made a…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Discuss State Taxation Issues for Online Businesses
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will discuss state tax liability issues in the age of e-commerce at a March 2 seminar on legal issues in running a business online.
Defense Department Leads the Way for Solar on Federal Lands
In his February 15 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen discusses the results of a new Department of Defense study on the potential for solar energy development on federal lands. The report evaluates the solar energy…
Tonkon Torp's Perry Joins Portland YouthBuilders Board
Tonkon Torp litigator Edwin (Ned) Perry has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Portland YouthBuilders. He has provided pro bono counsel to the organization for more than a decade. Founded in 1995, Portland YouthBuilders is a non…
20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA
Twenty Tonkon Torp attorneys - roughly a third of the partners in the firm - have been named leaders in their field for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Tonkon Torp Honored for Campaign for Equal Justice Contributions
Attorneys at Tonkon Torp were honored recently for their outstanding support of the Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The firm posted the largest dollar increase in giving over last year's campaign in the Large Firm category.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Explains Role of Forensic Expert in Litigation to PSU Accounting Students
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne was a guest lecturer on the topic of forensic accounting at a Portland State University School of Business Administration accounting class this week.
Tonkon Torp Names New Co-Chairs of Litigation Department
Paul Conable and Steven Olson have been appointed co-chairs of the Tonkon Torp Litigation Department.
Supervisors Must Recognize Requests for Accommodations
In a February 3 article for the Portland Business Journal, Clay Creps discusses front-line supervisors' obligation to recognize what constitutes a reasonable request for accommodation by an employee. Properly training supervisors to recognize these…
A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, A Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters
Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Michael M. Morgan was recently interviewed in the January Of Counsel article, "A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, a Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters."
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Address Intellectual Property Challenges in the Era of Social Media and Internet-based Piracy
Tonkon Torp attorneys Chris Erickson and Christine Uri are featured speakers at a February 3 Oregon State Bar seminar on recent changes in intellectual property law. They will speak on the topic of protecting trademarks and brands in the era of…
Leveraged Buyout Borrowers Face a Refinancing 'Cliff'
Tonkon Torp business attorney Michael Fletcher is quoted at length in a January 27th article in the Portland Business Journal. The article discusses the impending refinancing 'cliff' tied to billions of dollars in loans and bonds from the leveraged…
California Cap and Trade Program Likely to Face Legal Challenges
In his January 18, 2012 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Paul Conable discusses challenges California's recently adopted "cap and trade program" is likely to face, and what that may mean for other states if they attempt to…
Lewis Briefs Closely Held Business Owners on Realizing Hidden Value
Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis is one of a featured panel of legal, tax and business valuation experts who are presenting a January 18 seminar on how to unlock the value hidden within a closely-held business.