Caroline Harris Crowne Offers Tips for Arbitration Clauses in ACC Newsletter

Caroline Harris Crowne authored an article, "Keep Your Arbitration Clause Clean: Three Easy Steps to Avoid Making a Big Mess," for the July 2017 newsletter published by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Oregon. When you include an…
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Law Firm Alliance Combines Local Expertise, Global Connections

Tonkon Torp has been a proud member of the Law Firm Alliance (“LFA”) for more than a decade. The LFA is an invitation-only network of top-tier domestic and international law firms, each of which serves a distinct geographic market or narrow legal…
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Robyn Ridler Aoyagi Appointed to Oregon Court of Appeals

Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to serve on the Oregon Court of Appeals. Aoyagi's 17-year practice has focused on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation. She was named a partner of the…
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Tonkon Torp Summer Associates Lead Children's Book Drive

On July 11, Tonkon Torp finished its participation in the 2017 Oregon Legal Recruiting Association (OLRA) book drive and fundraiser. Tonkon's participation was led by our summer associates Rebecca Ok and Gus Martinez. The OLRA book drive was a…
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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2017 Super Lawyers Lists

The national attorney rating service Super Lawyers has named 28 Tonkon Torp attorneys in 10 practice areas to its 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for Oregon. The annual Super Lawyers list represents the top 5 percent of attorneys in Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Briefs Employers on Worksite Enforcement and I-9 Issues

Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore, hosted a recent immigration law breakfast briefing for employers. The group spoke…
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Rocky Dallum Leads Fundraising Effort for ALS Association

On July 8, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association held its 2017 Ride to Defeat ALS. Rocky Dallum led a fundraising team at the event called "Bike for Mike," inspired by his mother, Ilene "Mike" Dallum, who lost her battle with…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Kids Community Learning Center

Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship donation to the Kids Community Learning Center (KCLC). KCLC's mission is to provide a nurturing environment in which kids grow together outside of school time through creative exploration, meaningful relationships, and…
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Anna Sortun Recognized as One of Portland’s Forty Under 40

Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun has been honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of its 2017 Forty Under 40 award recipients. The annual award recognizes influential business and community leaders in the greater Portland area who are under 40…
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Jeanette Schuster Moderates Panel on Stormwater Enforcement Issues

On June 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster moderated a panel discussion at the Northwest Environmental Business Council's annual stormwater conference. Her panel was on key legal issues related to stormwater regulation enforcement and citizen…
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Pallanch Provides Social Media and GPS Evidence Strategies

Tonkon Torp attorney Christopher Pallanch spoke at the recent annual convention of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. His session focused on how defense attorneys can use social media accounts and GPS information for better case outcomes…
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Tonkon Attorneys Participate in 2017 Corporate Kickball Event

Tonkon Torp was a "Red Rubber Baller" sponsor, and fielded a team, at the 2017 Playworks Pacific Northwest Corporate Kickball event on June 23. Haley Morrison, chair of the Playworks NW board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the…
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Jessica Morgan Discusses Investment Trends at Oregon Angel Fund

On June 7, Tonkon Torp attorney Jessica Morgan participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Oregon Angel Fund. An audience of 25 fund managers and investors gathered to hear insight into current trends and best practices for investment fund…
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Melina LaMorticella Moderates Panel on Business Immigration in the Healthcare Industry

On June 16, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorney Melina LaMorticella moderated a panel discussion for the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar on how immigration law impacts healthcare delivery. The discussion kicked off with an overview…
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Tonkon Torp Names Pallanch and Morgan as Co-Chairs for Financial Services & Investment Management Group

Christopher Pallanch and Jessica Morgan have been appointed co-chairs of the Tonkon Torp Financial Services & Investment Management practice group. Pallanch is a partner in Tonkon Torp's Litigation and Financial Services practice groups, where he…
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Environmental & Natural Resources Group Hosts 2017 Tryon Creek Ivy Pull

On June 17, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted its annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, including Jeanette Schuster…
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Bremer Moore Leads Training for Nonprofits on Worker Classification and Wages

The Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group at Tonkon Torp hosted a program on June 7 covering employment law issues for nonprofit organizations. Attorney Kristin Bremer Moore led the presentation, which was focused on providing information on…
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Tonkon Talk Reviews Funding Options for Startups

At the June 7 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an update on crowdfunding and capital-raising strategies for startups. They discussed the extent to which capital-raising strategies that fall under the umbrella…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Summer Social

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Sustainable Future Section Summer Social on June 14. Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon and Jeri Chavis helped organized Tonkon's participation at the event.
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Alan Perkins Participates in National AILA Seminar on New H-1B Guidance

On June 1, Tonkon Torp immigration attorney Alan C. Perkins participated in a live national seminar held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The subject of the nationally broadcast seminar was the recently released USCIS policy…
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