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Independent Contractors Bring Benefits When Properly Classified
In her August 7 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kristin Bremer discusses the benefits and risks of hiring independent contractors. Independent contractors can provide flexibility and the potential for greater productivity…
Clean Diesel Outlook Optimistic Despite WHO Classification of Diesel Exhaust
In her July 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Andrea Schmidt discusses the future of diesel in light of the World Health Organization classifying it as carcinogenic. The ubiquity and economic value of diesel means it will…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Present at Greater Portland Compliance Association Meeting
Tonkon Torp attorneys Tatiana Perry, Ari Okano Lee and Blerina Kotori are presenting speakers at a July 26 meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA). They will discuss the latest compliance issues regarding use of social media…
Twenty Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Twenty attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
New Tonkon Torp Practice Helps Businesses Meet Their Data and Privacy Protection Responsibilities
Tonkon Torp has launched an Information Privacy & Security practice group to advise businesses on the proper and practical management of sensitive data. Technical innovations that allow personal information to be collected and processed online have…
Tonkon Torp's Keeney Appointed to La Salle High School Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Keeney has been appointed to the foundation board of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory school.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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."
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.
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…
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.