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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Three Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department

Tonkon Torp LLP has added three associates to its Business Department – Samuel DeBaltzo, Jarell Hunt, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Schultz. "Our three new associates are promising young attorneys who we have been delighted to get to know," said Darcy…
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Tonkon Water Law Attorney Literally Writes the Book on the Subject

During her first year of law school, Tonkon Torp Senior Counsel Jan Neuman was worried she had made the wrong career choice. But then, after reading a case involving the Colorado River in her first year Property Law class, she found a subject she…
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Tonkon Torp Congratulates the Oregon Historical Society

Congratulations to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for receiving a 2017 Award of Merit through the annual Leadership in History Awards given out by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award was given in recognition…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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Gwen Griffith Appointed to Business License Appeals Board

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith has been appointed to the City of Portland’s Business License Appeals Board. The Board hears and decides appeals of decisions issued by the City of Portland's Revenue Bureau related to business license, business…
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Christopher Pallanch is President-Elect for Oregon Federal Bar Association

Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been voted in as President-Elect for the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The Federal Bar Association is the principal point of contact for attorneys with the federal judicial bench, and…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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Tonkon Torp Hires Litigation Associate Meg Houlihan

Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Megan ("Meg") Houlihan as an associate in its Litigation Department. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Houlihan served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Morgan Christen at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and…
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Eric Beach Shares Cyber Security Best Practices with Nonprofits

On September 7, Eric Beach led a program for nonprofit organizations on safeguarding customer and business information in response to the ever-increasing risk of a cybersecurity breach. After providing steps to take during a risk assessment, Eric…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 CLP Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) 16th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on September 22. Steven Wilker, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's participation with the event. CLP works to bring vital and engaging civics…
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Tonkon Torp Team Participates in Race for the Cure

Led by Jeri Chavis, Tonkon Torp had a team (the "Pink Torpedoes") at the September 17 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors ALS Association State Capital Walk

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the State Capital Walk, held on September 16 by the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the ALS Association. Rocky Dallum was the lead attorney and participated in the walk with his team, Mike's Meanderers, named after…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Wild Splendor 2017

Wild Splendor 2017 event put on by Columbia Land Trust on September 14. Max Miller led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Columbia Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for the vital lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region…
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Business Attorney Adam Adkin Joins Tonkon Torp

Adam Adkin has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its Business Department. His practice is focused on working with business owners on the full breadth of business transactions, with an emphasis on purchase and sale transactions. Adkin comes to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors TiE Pitch Club

Led by Leon Simson, Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the September 12 Pitch Club gathering put on by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Pitch Club is a recurring event that offers attendees and entrepreneurs…
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Through Business Entity Options

At the September 6 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness gave startups an overview of the entity options available to them as they establish their business. Stressing the importance of making the right choice in the beginning, Tyler discussed…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Fifth Annual Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Portland YouthBuilders' (PYB) fifth annual "Cornhole Classic" on September 8. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Ned Perry, a member of the PYB board of directors. Founded in 1995, PYB serves more than…
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Tyler Harkness Joins Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness has joined the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) Board of Directors as its Secretary. Tonkon Torp is an active advocate for Oregon's startup community, and has had an attorney serving on the OEN board since the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Club of Portland Benefit Dinner

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Club of Portland's (OCOP) Big Green Benefit Dinner on September 7. Jessica Morgan, an OCOP board member, organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner were donated to the…
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