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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…
Kristin Bremer Moore Presents on Social Media in the Workplace
On October 22, Kristin Bremer Moore gave a training session on "Social Media in the Workplace" to the Oregon Municipal Financial Officers Association.
Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Associates
Two new associates joined Tonkon Torp LLP this month, bringing the firm’s roster of attorneys to 86. Rachel Kiyoko Atchison, a 2013 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, is an associate in the firm’s Business Department. Jeff Bradford has joined the…
Neuman Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Water Allocation Priorities
Janet Neuman was a featured speaker at a seminar for journalists on Climate Change Impacts in the Pacific Northwest, held last month in Seattle. Her presentation, titled, "Water Management Under Climate Change Scenarios," addressed how climate change…
Government Relations Group Sponsors Table at OBA Statesman Dinner
On October 17, the Government Relations Practice Group hosted a table at the Oregon Business Association (OBA) Statesman Dinner. Drew Hagedorn organized Tonkon's attendance at the event and attended along with Shaun Jillions and Darcy Norville. Darcy…
Sustainability Committee Sponsors SCRAP Rumble
Tonkon Torp's Sustainability Committee sponsored SCRAP's "Rebel Craft Rumble" on October 16. The annual Rumble is a promotion and fundraiser for SCRAP in which pre-qualified competitors battle against one another for the title of Portland's Craft…
Tonkon Torp Hosts ACTL Judges' Reception
Tonkon Torp hosted the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) for their Oregon Fellows Judges' Reception on October 16. ACTL member Dan Skerritt organized Tonkon Torp's involvement. Founded in 1950, the ACTL aims to elevate the standards of trial…
Tonkon Bike Challenge Announces September Winners
Despite the wettest September on record in Portland, 16 Tonkon Torp lawyers and employees braved the elements to make 162.5 round-trip commutes to and from work last month, for a total of 1,288 miles. The effort was part of a city-wide Bike Commute…
The CLiF Project Needs You!
In their article for the Autumn 2013 issue of Youth, Rights & Justice's Juvenile Law Reader, Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou discuss the CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) project and encourage attorneys to get involved. Griffith and Ballou co-founded CLiF…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) gala dinner on October 11. The sponsorship was organized by Kimberlee Stafford and the Diversity Task Force. BRO works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Costco Scholarship Fund
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. Jeff Keeney organized the donation. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students…