Four of Firm's Attorneys Identified as Oregon "Litigation Stars"

Tonkon Torp has again been named a recommended firm in the 5th edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.
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Wind Energy Facilities: Real or Personal Property?

In a "Plugged In Column" for the DJC, Kimberlee Stafford discusses evaluating new title insurance endorsements available in Oregon that are specific to wind energy projects.
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Tonkon Torp Remembers Senator Hatfield

Tonkon Torp extends its condolences to the family of Senator Mark O. Hatfield. One of Oregon's most respected statesmen in every sense of the word, Senator Hatfield demonstrated intelligent, principled thinking on a myriad of issues affecting…
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Renewable Portfolio Standards Face Constitutional Challenges

In a "Plugged In" column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanne Chamberlain discusses how renewable energy has become mainstream, with more than half of this nation's states now possessing mandatory renewable energy portfolio standards. As…
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Tonkon Torp Lawyer Honored by City Club

The City Club of Portland has named Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne a Member of the Year for 2011. The award recognizes outstanding overall contribution to City Club.
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New UK Bribery Act Raises the Standard for Anti-Corruption Compliance for US Companies

The UK Bribery Act becomes effective on July 1, 2011. It applies to all companies doing business in the UK and it applies to bribes paid in any country in the world. American companies doing business overseas need to adopt and maintain robust anti…
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Tonkon Torp Lawyer Elected to YWCA Board

Tonkon Torp business attorney Darcy M. Norville was elected to the board of the YWCA of Greater Portland at its annual meeting on June 23. She will serve a three-year term on the board that is in the process of "reinventing" the 100-year-old…
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Lawsuits Likely from BPA Wind Power Shut Down

The Bonneville Power Administration’s recent response to a short-term oversupply of energy – requiring wind farms to power down without compensation for lost revenue – reflects the agency’s failure to adapt to the evolving Northwest power marketplace…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Again Named Leaders in Their Field by Chambers USA

Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion in the reference directory is based on interviews with clients and professional peers to…
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Skerritt to Share Insights on Winning Trials

Litigator Dan Skerritt is a featured speaker at a June 9 Multnomah Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on "Making Good Lawyers Great." One of Oregon's most respected litigators, Skerritt offers his insights about how to develop…
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Paying Extra to Plug In

In his "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Forman studies the proposed per mile fee for drivers of electric-vehicles. Oregon wants to charge electric-vehicle owners a fee for driving on state roads. The current proposal is…
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Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Attracts Three More Attorneys

The Labor & Employment Practice Group at Tonkon Torp LLP announces the addition of three more attorneys.
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Labor & Employment Attorney Speaks at Employment Law Seminar

Corbett Gordon spoke at the May 5 meeting of the Columbia Basin Society of Human Resource Managers. Gordon addressed issues concerning social media in the workplace, as well as hiring and firing.
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Oregon watches California's RPS saga with great interest

On April 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a renewable energy bill – SBX1 2 – that requires public and private utilities in the state to obtain at least 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind…
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Multnomah County honors Tonkon Torp attorney Max Miller

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a Multnomah County Volunteer Award.
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An Underused Defense Tool? Special Motions to Strike

In an article for the Litigation Journal, Anna Sortun discusses the "special motion to strike" or anti-SLAPP motion. The article describes the basic anti-SLAPP framework in Oregon, the expansion of anti-SLAPP litigation in California, and the…
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Gwen Griffith to Lead Tonkon Torp Tax Practice

Gwendolyn Griffith is the new leader of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Tonkon Torp.
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Kennedy Discusses Chapter 11 Reorganizations and Liquidations for Bankruptcy Institute

Al Kennedy spoke at the 24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, hosted by the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association on April 8 - 9. This year's institute focused on the litigation aspects of bankruptcy. Kennedy spoke on the…
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Tonkon Energy Lawyer Discusses Utility-scale Solar Projects

Energy attorney David Petersen will participate in a panel discussion April 26th on the development of utility-scale solar projects in Oregon. The panel is part of the NW Solar Expo, a weeklong conference and clean technology showcase at the Oregon…
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Tonkon Torp Continues Long Commitment to Portland Art Museum

When Tonkon Torp real estate attorney Joseph Voboril accepted a position on the current board of directors of the Portland Art Museum, he was no stranger to the organization. Voboril had already volunteered hundreds of hours of his time and legal…
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