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Supervisors Must Recognize Requests for Accommodations
In a February 3 article for the Portland Business Journal, Clay Creps discusses front-line supervisors' obligation to recognize what constitutes a reasonable request for accommodation by an employee. Properly training supervisors to recognize these…
A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, A Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters
Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Michael M. Morgan was recently interviewed in the January Of Counsel article, "A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, a Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters."
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Address Intellectual Property Challenges in the Era of Social Media and Internet-based Piracy
Tonkon Torp attorneys Chris Erickson and Christine Uri are featured speakers at a February 3 Oregon State Bar seminar on recent changes in intellectual property law. They will speak on the topic of protecting trademarks and brands in the era of…
Leveraged Buyout Borrowers Face a Refinancing 'Cliff'
Tonkon Torp business attorney Michael Fletcher is quoted at length in a January 27th article in the Portland Business Journal. The article discusses the impending refinancing 'cliff' tied to billions of dollars in loans and bonds from the leveraged…
California Cap and Trade Program Likely to Face Legal Challenges
In his January 18, 2012 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Paul Conable discusses challenges California's recently adopted "cap and trade program" is likely to face, and what that may mean for other states if they attempt to…
Wilker at Portland City Club on Friday to Address Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Spending
Tonkon Torp attorney Steven M. Wilker is a featured speaker at the January 20, 2012 meeting of the City Club of Portland.
Supreme Court Selects Tonkon Torp Attorney for Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board
The Oregon Supreme Court has appointed Frank J. Weiss to a three year term on the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board.
"Going Rogue" Vendor Control in the Age of HR Outsourcing
Haley Morrison was featured in an article in The Recorder titled "'Going Rogue' Vendor Control in the Age of HR Outsourcing" in December 2011. Haley joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice in 2015. She provides counsel to employers on a wide…
Tonkon Torp Litigator Named to Board of Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Tonkon Torp litigator Jon P. Stride has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, effective January 1, 2012. Stride has practiced in Tonkon Torp's Litigation Department since he joined the firm in…
Tonkon Torp Recognized for Promoting Diversity in Legal Profession
Tonkon Torp was an active participant in the recent Convocation on Equality hosted by the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section. The firm and its Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the event, and Jon Stride was a panelist, speaking on the importance…
Tonkon Torp Earns Prominent Place on List of Oregon's Most Admired Professional Service Firms
Tonkon Torp has again been recognized as one of Oregon's most admired organizations. The firm ranked 5th among professional services firms in The Portland Business Journal's 2011 "Most Admired Companies" survey.
Tonkon Torp Litigator Presents Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Conflicts of Interest
Tonkon Torp litigator Frank J. Weiss was a recent presenter at a National Business Institute seminar on Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Problems. Weiss spoke on the topic of Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest.
Law Firm Centers its Energy on the Portland Market
The Portland Business Journal awarded Tonkon Torp 5th place in the Professional Services Category at the December 7th, "Oregon's Most Admired Companies" Luncheon. The Portland Business Journal also published a profile of the firm in the December 9…
Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear
Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Inside Counsel titled "Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear" in December 2011. This article addresses how to avoid the dangers of wage and hour class-actions.
Preserving Bull Run: Looking Deeper into Portland's Water Variance
In an editorial for the Oregonian, Tonkon Water Law expert Janet Neuman celebrates Portland's recent victory in obtaining a variance from the Environmental Protection Agency's treatment standards for Bull Run water. Neuman stresses that the…
Binding Arbitration - Oregon Dealers Cannot Require Binding Arbitration of Warranty Claims
Steven Wilker discusses recent Court decisions on binding arbitration for the November 2011 edition of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association Newsletter.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Offer Intellectual Property Tips to Entrepreneurs
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group have created a primer to help entrepreneurs avoid potential IP liability issues.
Don't Tinker With Washington's Renewable Portfolio Standard
In his November 16, 2011 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen advocates for the preservation of Washington's initiative I-937, which requires large utilities in the state to acquire 15 percent of their electricity…