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Gwen Griffith Presents at 2017 Northwest Federal Tax Conference

Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp's Taxation Practice Group, was a featured speaker at the annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her presentation focused on recent federal tax cases and…
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Kimberlee Stafford Covers Retail Leasing for Women Lawyers

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a presentation covering key issues in retail leasing to a gathering of women lawyers. She covered key issues that landlords and tenants should monitor, tenant improvements, considerations for…
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You Need an Estate Plan – Even if You Don't Have an "Estate"

Estate planning is not just for the "leisure class." People in their 30s and 40s often fail to do any estate planning because they assume that they do not have enough wealth to worry about. Burdened by school debt, mortgages, child expenses, and the…
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Rocky Dallum Elected to Executive Committee of OSB Agricultural Law Section

Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Agricultural Law Section. Rocky represents several significant agricultural clients on a wide range of issues. The Agricultural Law Section…
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December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of…
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Tonkon Torp Named One of Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Service Firms for 2017

Tonkon Torp is pleased to again be recognized as one of Oregon's most admired professional services firms in the 2017 "Most Admired Companies" survey published by the Portland Business Journal. The firm was ranked number three in the survey results…
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Happy Holidays from Tonkon Torp!

Happy holidays from all of us at Tonkon Torp LLP.
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Tonkon Sponsors Annual Queen's Bench Luncheon

Tonkon Torp sponsored the December 12 Queen's Bench holiday luncheon honoring Oregon's women judges. Several Tonkon attorneys attended the annual event, which celebrates women in the judiciary.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted the Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour at our CENTRL Office location on December 7. The event was put together by OTRADI (Oregon Translational Research and Development…
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Tonkon Torp Previews 2018 Immigration Landscape for Employers

Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted an immigration law breakfast briefing for employers on December 7. The group gave a preview of the 2018 immigration landscape under the Trump Administration, discussing the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 YRJ Gala

Tonkon Torp was the Presenting Sponsor at the 9th Annual Wine & Chocolate Gala held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on November 9. Gwen Griffith, past president of the YRJ Board, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and contributed to the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Student Foundation Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at the Oregon Student Foundation's SLAY Holiday Party and Fundraiser on December 6. Rocky Dallum led Tonkon's involvement with the event and serves on the board of directors for the Foundation (OSF). The OSF supports…
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Tonkon Torp Announces Four New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Rocky Dallum, Jessica Morgan, Haley Morrison, and Drea Schmidt to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. "Our four new partners represent our firm's next generation of leaders across a broad swath of practice areas…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Legal Session at TiE Startup Bootcamp

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon start-ups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on October 25. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
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Brenda Meltebeke and Sherrill Corbett Speak to Women Business Leaders

On November 8, Tonkon Torp co-hosted an event with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher for 95 women business leaders. She Persisted was emceed by Tonkon Torp partner Brenda Meltebeke. The program featured three women business leaders who persisted through…
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Steven Wilker Spells Out Copyright Protection to Writers

Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker spoke at the Society of American Travel Writers convention during a session on copyright issues. Steven and his co-presenter offered a basic overview of intellectual property rights with a focus on fair use and…
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Blerina Kotori Speaks at Annual BOLI Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori spoke at the annual Employment Law Conference for the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Her session was on sexual harassment and implicit bias in the workplace. Blerina discussed how implicit bias informs…
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Abby Landon Reviews Community Property in Oregon

Tonkon Torp partner Abby Landon spoke to financial and estate advisors about Oregon's property laws at an event hosted by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) Professional Advisors Group. During the presentation, "State to State: Community…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign

Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $20,504 to the 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $3,000. This donation will enable the…
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Tonkon Torp Runs 2017 Giving Campaign

Every fall, Tonkon Torp holds an internal giving campaign to support a variety of local charities. This year, Tonkon Torp staff and attorneys raised $4,829 for EarthShare Oregon, Work for Art, United Way and Youth, Rights, Justice. This fundraising…
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