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Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Humanities
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Oregon Humanities, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jeff Cronn organized the donation, which supports Think & Drink – conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists…
Gwen Griffith Breaks Down Capital Accounts for Mid-Valley Tax Forum
Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith spoke at the Mid-Valley Tax Forum on September 18 about partnership capital accounts and how they operate in Oregon. She shared background on the original intent of capital accounts, why they are only available for…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Virginia Garcia ¡Prospera! Event
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the September 15 ¡Prospera! event put on by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation. Michael Willes, a member of the Foundation's board of directors, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attended along with his wife. The…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's 17th Annual Golf Tournament on September 24. Classroom Law Project (CLP) works to prepare youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in democratic society. Steven Wilker, Vice…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Wild Splendor 2018
Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group was an associate sponsor at the Wild Splendor 2018 event put on by Columbia Land Trust on September 13. Max Miller organized Tonkon's involvement. Megan Reuther and Will Gent attended the…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Employers for Business Immigration Briefing
On September 14, Tonkon Torp immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori, hosted an in-depth business immigration briefing for employers. The program…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Portland YouthBuilders' (PYB) annual "Cornhole Classic" on September 13. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Ned Perry, a member of the PYB board of directors, who attended along with Bob Carey, Eric…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 ALS Association State Capital Walk
Tonkon Torp sponsored the September 15 State Capital Walk to Defeat ALS, put on 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…
Eric Beach Covers Cybersecurity at Tonkon Talk
On September 5, Eric Beach led a program to help startups assess cybersecurity risks and know how to respond in the event of a breach. After outlining the steps necessary to conduct a thorough risk assessment, Eric provided best practices for…
Parna Mehrbani Discusses Copyright in the Craft Industry
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of Portland's Puddletown Knitting Guild about how copyright protects the livelihood of craft designers.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Faithful Friends Event
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the "Be a Rock in a Child's Life" event put on by Faithful Friends on September 13. Max Miller, who recently joined the Faithful Friends Board of Directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Faithful Friends…
Stephanie Grant Leads CEJ Fundraising Effort
In her capacity as a member of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Associate's Committee, Stephanie Grant helped to promote CEJ's Party Under the Stars fundraising raffle. Party Under the Stars (CEJ's new/young lawyer event) was held on September 17…
Bob Carey Serves as Guest Instructor for HR Management Class at U of O
Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey was recently a guest instructor for a Human Resources Management class on employment law at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. As students led a presentation about the history of Title VII and its…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Forte for Children Charity Gala
Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of the 9th Annual Dei's Forte for Children Charity Gala, held September 8 in San Diego, California. Kurt Ruttum led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Over the years, funds raised by Dei's Forte have rescued…
Christopher Pallanch Elected President of Oregon Federal Bar Association
Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for the 2018-2019 term. The Federal Bar Association works to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Equal Justice Works
Led by Tom Palmer, Tonkon Torp made a donation to Equal Justice Works, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that focuses on careers in public service for lawyers. The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing…
James Hein Joins Board of Directors for Montessori Children's House
Tonkon Torp partner James Hein has joined the Board of Directors for the Montessori Children's House. The school was founded in 2010 and serves the diverse community of Portland's South Waterfront. Hein is helping to transition the school from its…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Owen M. Panner Inn of Court Orientation
Tonkon Torp hosted the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court for a new member orientation on August 24. Sarah Einowski brought the event to Tonkon Torp in her capacity as a member if the Inn's Executive Committee.
Parna Mehrbani Named to Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 “Under 40 Hot List” published by Benchmark Litigation. She is recognized in the litigation categories of General Commercial and Intellectual Property.
The Dramatic Expansion of Oregon's Absolute Litigation Privilege
Paul Conable and Megan Reuther co-authored an article on Oregon's litigation privilege for the Spring 2018 issue of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal.