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Tonkon Torp Hosts Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted the Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour at our CENTRL Office location on December 7. The event was put together by OTRADI (Oregon Translational Research and Development…
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Tonkon Torp Previews 2018 Immigration Landscape for Employers

Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted an immigration law breakfast briefing for employers on December 7. The group gave a preview of the 2018 immigration landscape under the Trump Administration, discussing the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 YRJ Gala

Tonkon Torp was the Presenting Sponsor at the 9th Annual Wine & Chocolate Gala held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on November 9. Gwen Griffith, past president of the YRJ Board, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and contributed to the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Student Foundation Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at the Oregon Student Foundation's SLAY Holiday Party and Fundraiser on December 6. Rocky Dallum led Tonkon's involvement with the event and serves on the board of directors for the Foundation (OSF). The OSF supports…
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Tonkon Torp Announces Four New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Rocky Dallum, Jessica Morgan, Haley Morrison, and Drea Schmidt to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. "Our four new partners represent our firm's next generation of leaders across a broad swath of practice areas…
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Jackson Lewis Leads Family Business Transition Discussion at OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis led an estate planning program for family business owners at the November 16 “Family Business 360” series, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. During the presentation, which was…
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Colin Geiger Talks Employment Agreements at OADC CLE Seminar

Colin Geiger was a featured presenter at the November 29 meeting of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC). Colin and his co-presenter covered ancillary employment agreements for the continuing legal education seminar.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Legal Session at TiE Startup Bootcamp

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon start-ups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on October 25. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
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Brenda Meltebeke and Sherrill Corbett Speak to Women Business Leaders

On November 8, Tonkon Torp co-hosted an event with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher for 95 women business leaders. She Persisted was emceed by Tonkon Torp partner Brenda Meltebeke. The program featured three women business leaders who persisted through…
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Steven Wilker Spells Out Copyright Protection to Writers

Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker spoke at the Society of American Travel Writers convention during a session on copyright issues. Steven and his co-presenter offered a basic overview of intellectual property rights with a focus on fair use and…
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Blerina Kotori Speaks at Annual BOLI Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori spoke at the annual Employment Law Conference for the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Her session was on sexual harassment and implicit bias in the workplace. Blerina discussed how implicit bias informs…
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Abby Landon Reviews Community Property in Oregon

Tonkon Torp partner Abby Landon spoke to financial and estate advisors about Oregon's property laws at an event hosted by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) Professional Advisors Group. During the presentation, "State to State: Community…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign

Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $20,504 to the 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $3,000. This donation will enable the…
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Tonkon Torp Runs 2017 Giving Campaign

Every fall, Tonkon Torp holds an internal giving campaign to support a variety of local charities. This year, Tonkon Torp staff and attorneys raised $4,829 for EarthShare Oregon, Work for Art, United Way and Youth, Rights, Justice. This fundraising…
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Tonkon Sponsors 2017 Artists Repertory Theatre Gala

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the November 12 Artists Repertory Theatre Gala. Drea Schmidt, a member of the Theatre's board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. The gala brought together 180 supporters and friends of the…
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Bob Carey Lends Expertise to HR Management Class at U of O

Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey was recently a guest instructor for a Human Resources Management class on employment law at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. During a student-led presentation about the history of Title VII and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Friends of Baseball Gala

Tonkon Torp was a Cy Young sponsor at the November 9 Friends of Baseball (FOB) gala held at the Portland Art Museum. Drew Hagedorn, a member of the FOB board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Founded in 2005, FOB provides aid and…
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Jackson Lewis Takes the Stage for Laf-Off

In mid-October, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis stretched his comedic chops to help raise funds for legal aid programs offered by the Campaign for Equal Justice. The Laf-Off Comedy Competition is a bi-annual fundraising event that culminates in a…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts TiE Entrepreneur Events

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Oregon for Pitch Club and Mentor Connect events on November 9. TiE is a global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the…
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Sarah Einowski Speaks at Art of the Possible

In October, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke on a panel at the "Art of the Possible" event held at the University of Oregon. Her panel topic was on giving back to the community while in private practice. Sarah shared her experience of…
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