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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…
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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 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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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 each…
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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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Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Helps Employers Prepare for 2017

On November 16, Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for visa and green card updates coming in 2017 and to review important immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses…
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LaMorticella and Savitt Lead CLE for the Oregon Chapter of AILA

On May 20, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorneys Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on employment-based immigration to members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Cover Key Topics at Immigration Law Conference

On March 17 and 18, three attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice spoke at the 2016 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle. Melany Savitt spoke about alternatives to H-1B cap-subject petitions while Kwang-yi Ger…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Holds Breakfast Briefing

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to provide a practical review of immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses, HR professionals, and employers. The attorneys provided a deep dive into Form I-9…
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Melany Savitt Presents at Northwest Immigration Law Conference

Melany Savitt was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington March 19 and March 20. The conference was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melany discussed L-1…
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Immigration Attorneys Speak at Global Practices Special Interest Group Meeting

Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt spoke to the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association) at its February 10 meeting. The three attorneys discussed the role of the human…
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Labor & Employment Group Updates HR Professionals

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group presented their annual employment law seminar on May 16 for about 100 human resource professionals from client firms and other businesses in the Portland area.
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Tonkon Torp Continues Building Top Immigration Law Practice Group

The Immigration Practice Group recently added Melany Savitt to its team and the group earned top tier ranking (Band 1) for the third year in a row by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012. Turid Owren and colleague Alan C…
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