The Best Lawyers in America Names 16 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm's partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Fifteen of those partners have been listed in prior years, eight for the last 10 or more consecutive years…
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Tonkon Torp Adds Robert Carey to Employment Law Team

Veteran employment law litigator Robert L. Carey has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as head of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.
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Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Nonprofit executive compensation has made headlines in Oregon and nationwide. Am I correct in believing that this has become a hot button issue with regulators? (Reprinted with permission from the Oregon Society of CPAs.)
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NIKE, Inc. Selects Tonkon Torp as a Go-To Law Firm

NIKE, Inc. has chosen Tonkon Torp as one of their top law firms in the recent ALM Directory of Go-To Law Firms.
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Immigration Attorney Selected to Chair Key Committee

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has appointed Tonkon Torp attorney Turid L. Owren chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions…
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U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Employer Liability for Retaliation

The Supreme Court has now spoken on what kind of conduct an employer must engage in and how harmful that conduct must be for the employer to be liable for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Business Law

Twelve partners of Tonkon Torp LLP have been included in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. They were selected based on thousands of client and professional peer interviews. The evaluation criteria included…
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Medical Marijuana Victory in Oregon Supreme Court

Let's say you are an employer with an employee whose sleep is disturbed each night by leg spasms. The employee smokes medical marijuana every night before he goes to bed.
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H-1B Numbers Dwindle

H-1B numbers will soon be depleted according to figures recently released by the government. Once depleted, H-1B numbers will not become available until October 1, 2007.
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When Should a Board Appoint a Special Committee?

The proper use and operation of a special committee can protect decisions of public and private companies from challenge and insulate individual directors from personal liability.
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Reefer Madness at the Court of Appeals

Among the challenging issues for Oregon courts in the last decade is the question of whether, and to what extent, employers must accommodate employees who are legally using marijuana for disabling medical conditions.
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Tonkon Torp Announces New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce that Paul W. Conable and Michael W. Fletcher have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2006.
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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Pay Issues Regarding Special Safety Gear

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has clarified the definition of a compensable work day for employees required to wear special safety gear.
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Marion County Court Invalidates Measure 37

Oregon's Measure 37 has been at the center of controversy since being passed by voters in 2004. Recently, Measure 37 was ruled unconstitutional by the Marion County Circuit Court. This article provides a brief update regarding these developments.
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Annual Report Review and Tune-Up

Since the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the SEC has paid particular attention to the MD&A section of each public company's Annual Report. This article discusses the SEC guidelines for tuning up your MD&A section.
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Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements

While the People's Republic of China continues its halting steps toward robust merger control legislation, many foreign investors and companies are not aware that current PRC premerger notification regulations may require notification of and approval…
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Protecting and Leveraging Your Intellectual Property

Building a solid intellectual property foundation is just as important as generating capital or seeking investors. This article outlines simple steps that can help you establish and maintain a sound intellectual property foundation for your business…
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Collision of Medical Marijuana and Oregon Disability Laws Leaves Employers in Limbo

Among the challenging human resource issues for Oregon employers in the last decade is the question of how to handle employees who are legally using marijuana. Must employers accommodate medical marijuana use?
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Buyer and Lender Beware: Financing Measure 37 Property

Eight months after taking effect, Measure 37 still triggers more questions than answers. One of the most significant unresolved question is whether waivers of land use regulations are transferable. This article explores the issue of waiver…
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Tonkon Torp's Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2006

A remarkable thirty-five percent of Tonkon Torp partners were selected by their legal peers in Woodward, White's 2006 Best Lawyers in America.
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