Not Quite a FIT: Inside Oregon's VIR Program

In an article for the July issue of Solar Industry Magazine, David Petersen discusses the challenge of balancing supply and demand facing the solar incentive program in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Lawyer Appointed to Oregon Chapter of Federal Bar Association Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch has joined the board of directors of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Explain Oregon's Newest Real Estate Deed

Tonkon Torp estate planning and real estate lawyers Jackson Lewis and Kimberlee Stafford will explain Oregon's new Transfer on Death (TOD) deed at a July 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of East Portland. Effective January 1, 2012, the law allows a real…
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Tonkon Torp Continues Building Top Immigration Law Practice Group

The Immigration Practice Group recently added Melany Savitt to its team and the group earned top tier ranking (Band 1) for the third year in a row by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012. Turid Owren and colleague Alan C…
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Tonkon Torp Litigation Practice Earns Highest Rating from Chambers USA

The Litigation Practice at Tonkon Torp has earned top tier ranking in the newly released Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012 edition. Rankings are based on thousands of peer reviews, client assessments and other data.
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Portland Attorney's Pro Bono Service Helps Balance Social, Economic Inequities

Tonkon Torp litigator Ned Perry was profiled in a June 14 article in the Daily Journal of Commerce's "BrieflyLegalPDX." The article highlights Perry's pro bono service for organizations such as Albina Head Start, Portland YouthBuilders, and Human…
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Spring Wind and Rain: Too Much of a Good Thing?

In his June 20 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the problem of excess energy supply facing Bonneville Power Administration. As a result of a wet winter and heavy spring runoff sent through Snake and…
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Protecting the Board of Directors

In his June 12 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the importance of understanding directors’ obligations, and of having the right tools in place to protect them. When a company becomes ready to raise…
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Sustainability: What Law Firms Have at Stake

Max Miller, chair of Tonkon Torp's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, is quoted in an article on sustainability in the May issue of Of Counsel. Miller discusses Tonkon Torp's own efforts towards sustainability in the article, which…
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies

Haley Morrison was involved in a Paul Hastings client alert in May 2012 about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC), titled "EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies."
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Tonkon Torp Litigation Attorneys Write Material for OSB Guide to Pleading and Practice

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Litigation practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar's newly published Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, 6th edition.
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Financing Renewable Energy Projects is Tricky, but Not Impossible

In his May 16 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen reviews the current financing possibilities and difficulties facing the renewable energy industry. As a result of the slow-growing economy and low natural gas prices…
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Kotori Discusses Issues Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule Violations

Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori will coach business lawyers on non-litigation aspects of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that affects covered entities, such as employers.
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Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Lawyers Write Legal Education Materials for Other Attorneys

Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group recently wrote four chapters for the Practical Law Company, a legal publishing firm that provides online content for practicing business attorneys. The company taps lawyers with significant practice…
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Palmer Discusses Key Issues for Directors

Tonkon Torp corporate attorney Thomas P. Palmer participated last week on a panel discussing Key Issues in 2012 for Public and Private Company Directors.
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Neuman Identifies States With Best Water Plans

An article by Tonkon Torp water lawyer Janet Neuman appears in the May 15 issue of The Water Report, a newsletter covering water rights and water quality in the western United States.
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Issuing Equity to Employees

In their May 8 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Darcy Norville and Michael Millender discuss the merits and drawbacks of issuing equity to employees. Offering an ownership stake in the company can be an appealing way for…
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Tonkon Torp Attorney on Future Energy Conference Panel

Tonkon Torp energy and land use attorney David Petersen recently participated on a panel at the Future Energy Conference in Portland. The panel discussed how to build local acceptance for renewable energy projects, including strategies and tools for…
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Tonkon Torp Litigator Gives Advice on Using Experts

The Oregon Association of Defense Counsel has invited Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel Skerritt to participate on a panel discussion entitled "Making the Most of Your Expert." The panel will cover how to choose experts to support a case and how to…
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Unleash the Power of Thor: Why Aren't More People Talking About Thorium?

In his April 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Duncan Delano details the energy potential of the element thorium. An untapped source of nuclear energy, thorium reactors can be safer, greener, and more energy-efficient than…
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