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Tonkon Talk Charts Due Diligence Road Map
On April 5, business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and guest Eric Boothe, of Elevate Capital Fund and Elevate Inclusive Fund, shared a detailed due diligence road map with entrepreneurs. With Brenda bringing a seasoned legal approach and Eric providing…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Trivia for Justice Event
On March 30, Tonkon Torp sponsored the Trivia for Justice event put on at Kells Irish Pub by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) and the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. Michael Willes and Stephanie Grant led Tonkon's involvement with…
Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?
Shouka Rezvani had an article published in the "Estate & Charitable Planning" insert of the Portland Business Journal's March 17 issue. In "Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?" Shouka explains the current history and mechanics of the…
Sarah Einowski Joins Light the Night Executive Leadership Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski has joined the Executive Leadership Committee for Light the Night. Light the Night is a fundraising branch of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society focused on corporate development. A long-time supporter of the…
18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2017. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
Darcy Norville Shares Her Path to Managing Partner
Darcy Norville, managing partner of Tonkon Torp, was a featured panelist at the March 14 Women in the Law Distinguished Speaker Program at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Power of the Purse Fundraiser
On March 17, Tonkon Torp was a Patron Sponsor for the eighth consecutive year at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's annual "Power of the Purse" auction. Turid Owren has been a Girls Inc. board member since 2012.
Independent Contractors are Focus of March Tonkon Talk
On March 1, Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore gave a Tonkon Talk focused on independent contractors and non-competition agreements to an audience of entrepreneurs and startups. Kristin provided guidance on crafting enforceable non…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors NW Youth Careers Expo
Tonkon Torp was a breakfast sponsor at the Portland Workforce Alliance's 13th Annual NW Youth Careers Expo on March 14. Michael Willes led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Thousands of students from the northwest attend the annual expo
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 OWLS Awards Dinner
On March 10, Tonkon Torp was a Gold Sponsor at the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, held at the Portland Art Museum by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS). Sarah Einowski organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with a table-full of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Angel Fund
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship contribution to the 2017 Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). Brenda Meltebeke, OAF's Legal Counsel, coordinated the sponsorship on behalf of the firm's Entrepreneurial Service Group. OAF is a venture capital fund that brings…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Group Prepares Employers for H-1B Cap Season
On February 15, Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Practice Group held a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for the April 2017 H-1B Cap season and to discuss how the Trump Administration could impact the program going forward. Attorneys Turid Owren…
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…
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…
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…
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.