Tonkon Sponsors Austin Family Business 2017 Excellence in Family Business Awards

Tonkon Torp was a corporate sponsor at the Austin Family Business 2017 Excellence in Family Business Awards, held in Portland on November 7 by Oregon State University's College of Business. Sherrill Corbett, Ben Lenhart, Jessica Morgan, Eric Beach…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks at OSB Business Law Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section held on November 3. Mark demystified the complexities of partnership distributions, profits and losses allocations, and related tax…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Live Wire Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Live Wire's November 2 fundraiser show. David Forman, a member of Live Wire's board of directors, coordinated Tonkon's sponsorship. Live Wire is committed to celebrating and capturing the intimacy and energy of live…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala

Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a Dance Party Sponsor at the November 4 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kimberlee Stafford organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with Alan Perkins and…
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Financial Services Attorneys Host Compliance Professionals

Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Christopher Pallanch led a presentation to investment advisers and brokerage dealers at the October meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA), held at the Tonkon Torp office. They provided…
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Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) Project at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association…
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Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Costco Scholarship Fund

Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group made a financial contribution to the Costco Scholarship Fund. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified, underrepresented minority students who wish to attend…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Share M&A Expertise in Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Ben Lenhart are featured in the new "Thought Leader Forum," focused on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. The "Thought Leader Forum" was published as a supplement in today's Portland Business Journal…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Black Girl in Suburbia"

The Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia for employees of the firm. The film’s director, Melissa Lowery, grew up in West Linn and is currently the Director of Diversity and…
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Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in 2018 U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms" and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Building Blocks to Success

Tonkon Torp made a donation to Building Blocks to Success at the request of Bruce Berning, who serves as Board Advisor to the nonprofit. The mission of Building Blocks is to get ethnically and gender diverse underserved youth from North and Northeast…
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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Three Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department

Tonkon Torp LLP has added three associates to its Business Department – Samuel DeBaltzo, Jarell Hunt, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Schultz. "Our three new associates are promising young attorneys who we have been delighted to get to know," said Darcy…
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Tonkon Water Law Attorney Literally Writes the Book on the Subject

During her first year of law school, Tonkon Torp Senior Counsel Jan Neuman was worried she had made the wrong career choice. But then, after reading a case involving the Colorado River in her first year Property Law class, she found a subject she…
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Tonkon Torp Congratulates the Oregon Historical Society

Congratulations to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for receiving a 2017 Award of Merit through the annual Leadership in History Awards given out by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award was given in recognition…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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Gwen Griffith Appointed to Business License Appeals Board

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith has been appointed to the City of Portland’s Business License Appeals Board. The Board hears and decides appeals of decisions issued by the City of Portland's Revenue Bureau related to business license, business…
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Christopher Pallanch is President-Elect for Oregon Federal Bar Association

Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been voted in as President-Elect for the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The Federal Bar Association is the principal point of contact for attorneys with the federal judicial bench, and…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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