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Law Firm Centers its Energy on the Portland Market
The Portland Business Journal awarded Tonkon Torp 5th place in the Professional Services Category at the December 7th, "Oregon's Most Admired Companies" Luncheon. The Portland Business Journal also published a profile of the firm in the December 9…
Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear
Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Inside Counsel titled "Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear" in December 2011. This article addresses how to avoid the dangers of wage and hour class-actions.
Preserving Bull Run: Looking Deeper into Portland's Water Variance
In an editorial for the Oregonian, Tonkon Water Law expert Janet Neuman celebrates Portland's recent victory in obtaining a variance from the Environmental Protection Agency's treatment standards for Bull Run water. Neuman stresses that the…
Binding Arbitration - Oregon Dealers Cannot Require Binding Arbitration of Warranty Claims
Steven Wilker discusses recent Court decisions on binding arbitration for the November 2011 edition of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association Newsletter.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Offer Intellectual Property Tips to Entrepreneurs
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group have created a primer to help entrepreneurs avoid potential IP liability issues.
Don't Tinker With Washington's Renewable Portfolio Standard
In his November 16, 2011 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen advocates for the preservation of Washington's initiative I-937, which requires large utilities in the state to acquire 15 percent of their electricity…
Tonkon Torp's Lewis Elected President of Local Theater Board
Tonkon Torp business attorney Jackson Lewis has been elected president of the board of directors of the Broadway Rose Theater Company for a three-year term. Lewis has served on the board since 2004.
Tonkon Torp Energy Lawyer Elected to Solar Oregon Board
Tonkon Torp energy and land use attorney David Petersen has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Solar Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Honored for Work on Behalf of Youth
Attorneys from one of Portland's most prominent business law firms were honored recently for their pro bono work to protect the legal rights of a special population of Oregon youth and their families.
U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Five Practice Areas
Tonkon Torp has long had a reputation for high caliber work as a business and complex commercial litigation firm. Today U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers released its 2011-2012 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and ranked Tonkon Torp…
Tonkon Torp Transaction Expert Shares Perspective on Current M&A Climate
Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn is one of three experts who will discuss trends in the mergers & acquisitions business environment at an upcoming continuing legal education event hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association.
Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Expert Discusses E-Discovery
E-Discovery is the topic of a presentation by Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori on November 10 for the Multnomah Bar Association.
Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to Board of Le Monde Immersion School
Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani has been elected to the board of the Le Monde Immersion, a new French language nonprofit seeking public charter school status in the Portland Public School District.
Surviving Winter - The Ninth Circuit Reaffirms the "Serious Questions" Test for Injunctive Relief
In an article published in the Fall 2011 issue of Litigation Journal, Paul Conable and Frank Weiss discuss the recent opinion authored by Judge William A. Fletcher - Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Cottrell. In the opinion, the Ninth Circuit held…
Are Electric Vehicles Green or Brown?
In his October 19, 2011 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David White discusses the green merits of electric vehicles (EVs). While many are concerned that EVs may use energy derived from coal plants, recent studies show that…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named 2012 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Three Practice Specialties
Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year has named three partners from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Best Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Albert N. Kennedy was recognized as Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year. Michael M…
Tonkon Attorneys Offer Advice at National Church Administration Day Event
Tonkon Torp attorneys Krista Hardwick and Colin Love-Geiger are presenting a seminar to help church administrators work effectively with their most valuable assets - employees and volunteers in their church communities.