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Spring Wind and Rain: Too Much of a Good Thing?
In his June 20 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the problem of excess energy supply facing Bonneville Power Administration. As a result of a wet winter and heavy spring runoff sent through Snake and…
Protecting the Board of Directors
In his June 12 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the importance of understanding directors’ obligations, and of having the right tools in place to protect them. When a company becomes ready to raise…
Sustainability: What Law Firms Have at Stake
Max Miller, chair of Tonkon Torp's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, is quoted in an article on sustainability in the May issue of Of Counsel. Miller discusses Tonkon Torp's own efforts towards sustainability in the article, which…
EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies
Haley Morrison was involved in a Paul Hastings client alert in May 2012 about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC), titled "EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies."
Tonkon Torp Litigation Attorneys Write Material for OSB Guide to Pleading and Practice
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Litigation practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar's newly published Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, 6th edition.
Financing Renewable Energy Projects is Tricky, but Not Impossible
In his May 16 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen reviews the current financing possibilities and difficulties facing the renewable energy industry. As a result of the slow-growing economy and low natural gas prices…
Kotori Discusses Issues Regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule Violations
Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori will coach business lawyers on non-litigation aspects of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that affects covered entities, such as employers.
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…