As Immigration Policy Shifts, Smarter Strategies Are Key

Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration practice group is the subject of a brand story published in the March issue of Oregon Business Magazine. The article features quotes from Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Classic Wine Auction

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the 33rd Annual Classic Wine Auction on March 4. Steven Wilker managed our table attendance at the event and coordinated the sponsorship in his capacity as chair of the Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) board of…
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Alex Tinker Speaks to Investors at Cannabis Collaborative Conference

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker spoke at the Investors Forum of the third annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference on February 14. Alex spoke to an audience of cannabis business owners, investors, and ancillary service providers about how to avoid…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Attorneys Speak at NW AILA Conference

Tonkon Torp's immigration attorneys spoke at the Northwest American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) conference that ran March 2-3. Melina LaMorticella was a co-presenter for an introduction to the basics of employment-based immigration.
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Risk of Being Board Member Has Sweet Rewards

Tonkon Torp Nonprofit and Estate Planning attorney Shouka Rezvani was quoted in an article in the February issue of Oregon Jewish Life Magazine. The article, "Risk of Being Board Member Has Sweet Rewards," highlighted the January 25 nonprofit…
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Drew Hagedorn Shares Expertise at Commercial Real Estate Panel

On February 28, Drew Hagedorn co-hosted a panel with Aquiles Suarez, national lobbyist for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Their panel was entitled "Trump, Congress and The Oregon Legislature: How Will Commercial Real…
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Gwen Griffith Participates in REGISTERED Panel Discussion

On March 1, the Hollywood Theater hosted the premier of the documentary short film REGISTERED about Oregon's sex offender registry and its societal impact. Gwen Griffith appears in the film, along with former Tonkon attorney Vicki Ballou, in their…
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Jackson Lewis Leads Legal Workshop for RACC Art of Leadership Program

On February 1, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis led a workshop on the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members for the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Art of Leadership program. The Art of Leadership program delivers training…
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Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors 2017 International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 40th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 9-25…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Speaks to Young Litigators about Discovery

Caroline Harris Crowne led a Multnomah Bar Association Young Litigators Forum CLE on Discovery. The forum was one in a series of nine weekly seminars on litigation issues geared toward new attorneys. Caroline's presentation focused on developing…
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Tonkon Torp Receives Honors at CEJ Awards Luncheon

On February 21, Tonkon Torp was honored with the "Large Firm Award," and as a "Defender of Justice" at the annual Awards Luncheon held by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The Large Firm Award is in recognition of Tonkon Torp's consistently high…
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Tonkon Immigration Attorneys Discuss H-1B Caps in Oregon Business Magazine

Tonkon Torp's February 15 "H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing," put together by Tonkon's Business Immigration practice group, was attended and written up by Kim Moore from Oregon Business Magazine. Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Turid Owren were…
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Thought Leaders Forum on Nonprofits Features Shouka Rezvani

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani participated in a recent “Thought Leaders Forum” supplement published by the Portland Business Journal on "The State of Oregon Nonprofits." The discussion between five professionals in the nonprofit sector…
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Beach and Forman Speak at PSU Business Accelerator

Tonkon Torp attorneys Eric Beach and David Forman recently participated in a panel discussion at the Portland State University Business Accelerator. They spoke to an audience of entrepreneurs representing various industries on legal issues facing…
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Tonkon Torp Focuses on Business Immigration at February Tonkon Talk

At the February 1 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm's Business Immigration practice group spoke about business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs and startups. Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella covered…
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Business Immigration Attorneys Help Employers Respond to Immigration Ban

As swiftly as the Portland business community offered its response to President Trump’s Executive Orders related to immigration, Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration attorneys began to roll out guidance and programming to help Oregon companies with…
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Shouka Rezvani Explores Nonprofit Board Service at Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani participated in a panel discussion about nonprofit board service at the Professional Advisor’s Forum of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. The discussion covered fiduciary duties, risks and statutory…
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Haley Morrison Participates in Leadership Portland

Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorney Haley Morrison is participating in the 2017 class of Leadership Portland, an annual program offered by the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) to cultivate and develop community leaders. The firm selects one…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors January Think & Drink

Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of Oregon Humanities' 2017 Think & Drink series, the first of which was held on January 25. That event focused on Oregon's history of discrimination in land ownership and the effect of this history on identity and belonging.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors The Flick at Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor for the Third Rail Repertory show The Flick, which ran from January 20 through February 11. Ava Schoen, president of the Third Rail board of directors, organized the sponsorship.
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