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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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Tonkon Torp Purchases Renewable Energy Certificates

In its continued commitment to create and demonstrate sustainability and social responsibility values in its law practice, Tonkon Torp has purchased Renewable Energy Certificates known as "green tags" to offset its 2011 carbon emissions from…
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Despite new law, don't delay

It took its time, but Congress finally has spoken on the issue of gift and estate taxes in the form of the 2010 Tax Relief Act, which President Obama signed into law on Dec. 27, 2010.
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Tonkon Torp Creates Practice Group for Nonprofit Entities

Tonkon Torp has formalized its longstanding work on behalf of nonprofit and charitable organizations by creating a Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities practice group. Attorneys in the multidisciplinary group serve the specific needs of all nonprofit…
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Encouraging Renewable Energy: Smart Policy

In a "Plugged In" column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen analyzes the energy return on investment ("EROI") of fossil fuels versus the EROI of renewable energy. By considering the future rise and fall of the EROI for each type of…
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Tonkon Litigator Speaks on Intake and Case Management for MBA CLE Series

Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne spoke on the subject of "Intake and Case Management: The Complaint is Not the Beginning of the Case" for the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA).
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Tonkon Tax Attorney Recommends Reforms to City/County Tax

In a recent Opinion piece in the Portland Business Journal, Mark LeRoux outlines problems with the current City/County Tax system. He makes the argument that the Multnomah County business income tax and the Portland business license law (the city…
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Tonkon Tax Lawyers Address Issues for Closely Held Businesses

Tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender will present a seminar on Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses on February 25, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center. The seminar is part of a day-long professional development conference presented…
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Tonkon Torp Facilitates Oregon's Growing Solar Energy Resources

More and more "thin-film" solar panels are appearing on the rooftops of Portland metropolitan area buildings, thanks to the work of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group.
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Sage Grouse: The Next Spotted Owl?

In an article for the Daily Journal Commerce, Jeanette Schuster warns developers to take into account that birds can influence fates of wind and solar energy proposals. The sage grouse has a vast range over 11 Western states, and a decision to list…
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Miller Honored With Sustainable Leadership Award

Tonkon Torp’s Max M. Miller, Jr., has been honored by the Oregon State Bar with one of two new awards for sustainable leadership. Miller earned the award in recognition of his volunteer leadership in moving the legal profession to embrace…
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Justin Denton Named to Executive Committee of the OSB Business Law Section

Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton has been named to the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.
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Scaled-back BETC is fading into the sunset

In 2010, Oregon policymakers’ renewable energy dreams yielded to fiscal and political realities as the Legislature pared down and set a termination date for the Business Energy Tax Credit. Now that the Oregon Department of Energy has adopted final…
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Schuster Discusses Water Quality Laws & Regulations

Tonkon Torp environmental attorney, Jeanette Schuster, presented a seminar in Clackamas County on complying with Oregon water quality laws and regulations. She provided an overview of the federal Clean Water Act, and discussed DEQ regulations for…
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Tonkon Torp LLP Announces Two New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Kristin Bremer and Gwendolyn Griffith to the partnership, effective January 1, 2011.
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