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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…
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…
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…
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…
Does ORCP 82 Really Require Security for Every Preliminary Injunction?
In his Spring 2012 Litigation Journal article, Steven Wilker studies the 1985 Oregon Supreme Court decision that a preliminary injunction issued without requiring security is void. As a result, the injunction order could be disobeyed without…
Sunwest Management Bankruptcy Case is Topic of Forum Discussion
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert N. Kennedy shared his experience and perspective about one of Oregon's biggest and most complex bankruptcy cases at a March 16, 2012 event hosted by Lewis & Clark Law School. The event featured Kennedy and other…
Alan Perkins Speaks at NW Regional Immigration Law Conference
Alan Perkins, a member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, presented yesterday on "Selected Issues Affecting H-1B Petitions" at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference.
Oregon Can't Afford Not to Invest in Renewables
In her "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kimberlee Stafford discusses recent efforts by Oregon and Washington legislators to water down their respective state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). While Oregon's HB 4073 withered…
Carefully Structure LLCs to Avoid Unintended Consequences
In an article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Justin Denton warns business owners to look closely at default rules when structuring LLCs. These default rules are almost never what owners would choose if they had been aware of them. The best…
Tonkon Torp Water Lawyers Lead Regional Symposium on Future Water Supply & Management
Congressman Earl Blumenauer will be the keynote speaker at a March 15 regional water symposium in Portland co-chaired by Tonkon Torp attorneys Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman. The day-long event, The Future of Water Supply in the Pacific Northwest…
Tonkon Torp Attorney Discusses Business Succession Planning
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith presented at the National Advisors Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida, sponsored by M Financial. Griffith's remarks covered the issues associated with business succession planning…
Tonkon Torp Attorney to Discuss Income Tax Aspects of Trusts & Estates
Tonkon Torp tax and estate planning attorney Gwendolyn Griffith offers "Taxing Thoughts About Non-taxable Estates" at a March 16, 2012 seminar on the ABCs of Estate Administration.
Jon Stride Honored for Leadership in Law
Tonkon Torp litigator Jon Stride has been selected by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as a finalist for its Leadership in Law award. The award recognizes individuals whose leadership in the legal profession and the community has made a…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Discuss State Taxation Issues for Online Businesses
Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will discuss state tax liability issues in the age of e-commerce at a March 2 seminar on legal issues in running a business online.
Defense Department Leads the Way for Solar on Federal Lands
In his February 15 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen discusses the results of a new Department of Defense study on the potential for solar energy development on federal lands. The report evaluates the solar energy…
Tonkon Torp's Perry Joins Portland YouthBuilders Board
Tonkon Torp litigator Edwin (Ned) Perry has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Portland YouthBuilders. He has provided pro bono counsel to the organization for more than a decade. Founded in 1995, Portland YouthBuilders is a non…
20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA
Twenty Tonkon Torp attorneys - roughly a third of the partners in the firm - have been named leaders in their field for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.