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New solar energy pilot program offers alternative to tax credit incentives
Attorneys with clients interested in building projects that generate solar energy will want to pay close attention to a new pilot program that takes effect July 1. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) recently issued final rules for the…
Max Miller Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group
Tonkon Torp LLP has named Max Miller to lead the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group.
Tonkon Torp cited as one of 100 best green companies in Oregon
Tonkon Torp earned a place on Oregon Business magazine's 2010 list of "100 Best Green Companies to Work For" and was recently honored at a luncheon hosted by the magazine. The designation is based on results from a portion of the annual Oregon…
Are Mandatory Mediation Clauses Enforceable?
Caroline Harris Crowne discusses the enforceability of mandatory mediation clauses in her article for the Spring 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal. In recent years, courts across the nation have become increasingly willing to…
Renewables Spur Growth of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group and Appointment of New Co-Chairs
Located on what is arguably the frontier of U.S. renewable energy development, lawyers in Tonkon Torp's energy practice group are finding their reputation in the traditional energy arena is leading to increasing work in solar, wind and other…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field
Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion and ranking in the reference directory is based upon interviews with clients and…
Employment Lawyer Offers Advice on Addressing Chronic Absenteeism
Labor and employment attorney Corbett Gordon discussed the options for addressing chronic absenteeism issues at the annual conference of the Local Government Personnel Institute. Her remarks were titled, “Out Sick Again? Really? What’s an Employer to…
Gordon Addresses Social Media Issues That Impact Employment Law
Attorney Corbett Gordon was a speaker at a recent Oregon Law Institute seminar, “Social Media – Don’t blink, it’s a constantly moving target.” Gordon has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of…
Schuster Discusses Endangered Species Act for American Bar Association
Jeanette Schuster was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section meeting on “Hot Environmental Topics” in Denver, Colorado. Schuster’s presentation covered the Endangered Species Act and the impact of wildlife issues on…
Offers of Judgment in Oregon State Court
In his article for the Winter 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal, Steven Wilker discusses the use and effectiveness of Offers of Judgment in Oregon, in ligth of several siginificant rulings made by the Oregon Supreme Court.
Tonkon Torp Increases Contributions to the Campaign for Equal Justice
Tonkon Torp attorneys boosted their contributions to the 2009-2010 Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) by 44 percent over the previous year's campaign, earning the top prize in the Large Firm category for the largest percentage increase. The award was…
Ted Herzog Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group
Tonkon Torp LLP has named Ted Herzog to lead the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. The group provides business counsel, transaction and litigation services to clients involved in commercial real estate and renewable energy transactions…
New Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department
Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Vanessa Lee and Andrea Schmidt as new associates in the Business Department.
Oregon Legislature Hears Proposals To Modify The Business Energy Tax Credit
The 2010 special session of the Oregon Legislature began this week, and the House Revenue Committee wasted no time in holding a hearing on proposed revisions to the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) that is available to projects in the conservation…
Tonkon Torp Donates $5,000 for Haitian Earthquake Victims
In response to the desperate situation in Haiti, Tonkon Torp has donated $5,000 to Medical Teams International to help send medicines, bandages and other medical supplies to the stricken area.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Greenman Named Portland's Corporate Lawyer of the Year
Ronald L. Greenman has been named Portland's Corporate Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by Best Lawyers, a highly respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
Tonkon Torp Honored for Contributions to Arts & Culture in Oregon
Tonkon Torp has been recognized for outstanding community support of the arts. The firm is among the top 10 medium size organizations honored as a 2009 Business Donor to Arts and Culture in Oregon.