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Tonkon Torp is "Wine Sponsor" at Annual Bench and Bar Social
Tonkon Torp donated wine and champagne to the June 20 Bench and Bar Social held by the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society and Federal Bar Association. Colin Love-Geiger and Chris Pallanch organized Tonkon's attendance at the social, which…
Tonkon Torp Gives Summer Associates Real World Experience
Tonkon Torp’s summer associate program is in full swing, with three aspiring attorneys gaining real world legal experience and mentoring from many of the firm’s business lawyers and litigators.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Addresses Public Records and Public Meetings Law
Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker co-presented a seminar on Oregon’s public records and public meeting laws on June 11 in Portland. The full-day seminar offered public entities, media representatives and government watchdogs the opportunity to hear…
Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Teaches Deposition Skills
Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., was a member of the faculty at a recent course to help young lawyers develop effective deposition skills to position a case for trial. The three-day course, held at Loyola Law School in Los…
Millender Discusses Recent Developments in the Taxation of Internet Commerce
Tonkon Torp tax attorney Michael Millender was a speaker at the Oregon Law Institute’s program on Internet Law Developments, June 7, 2013. Millender spoke about sales and income tax trends affecting Internet commerce, including the taxation of cloud…
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Address Data Security, Intellectual Property & Privacy Issues Facing Businesses
Four attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property and Information Privacy & Security practice groups presented a seminar yesterday on managing company risk in the Internet age. In a program titled, “Dealing with Too Much Information, Personal…
Tonkon Torp Water Law Expert Addresses International Conference
Tonkon Torp water law attorney Janet Neuman was among a group of prominent experts invited to speak at a two-day international conference in New Delhi, India. The conference addressed access to water and water quality challenges resulting from the…
Gordon Demystifies Recent Leave Law Changes
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, participated recently in the 2013 Employment Law Update presented by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School. With recent changes made by the Oregon Legislature to the Oregon…
The Pitfall of the Unpaid Intern
For their June 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey outline the legal framework with respect to interns and provide guidance on hiring and paying interns…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Earns Highest Rating From Chambers USA
The Business Immigration Practice at Tonkon Torp has earned top tier ranking in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition.
Seven Tonkon Torp Practices Recognized by Chambers USA for 2013
Seven Tonkon Torp practice groups have earned recognition in the newly released Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 edition. Acknowledged in the annual ranking were these practices: Corporate/M&A, Environmental & Natural…
REITs, Master Limited Partnerships Could Make Playing Field More Level for Renewables
Duncan Delano and Kimberlee Stafford discuss two new approaches to encourage investment in renewable energy – master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) – for their June 5 article for the Portland Business Journal's…
Sherrill Corbett Discusses Purchase and Sale of a Business
Tonkon Torp merger & acquisition attorney, Sherrill Corbett, addressed the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association on May 30 on the topic of the purchase and sale of a business or its assets.
Harris Crowne Joins Portland City Club’s Research Board
Litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to the Research Board of the Portland City Club. A partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, Harris Crowne’s practice focuses on commercial contracts, business owner disputes and forensic…
Best Practices in Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements
Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Matthew Bender in May 2013 addressing the best practices for drafting independent contractor agreements, including the importance of having a written, customized agreement, the overriding legal considerations…
Corbett Gordon Shares Expertise with PSU Students
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney, Corbett Gordon, addressed the Portland State University chapter of the Human Resource Management Association at its May 16 meeting. Gordon discussed the importance of employer handbooks and policies, as well…