Reset

Tonkon Torp Briefs Employers on Worksite Enforcement and I-9 Issues

Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore, hosted a recent immigration law breakfast briefing for employers. The group spoke…
Read More

Melina LaMorticella Moderates Panel on Business Immigration in the Healthcare Industry

On June 16, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorney Melina LaMorticella moderated a panel discussion for the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar on how immigration law impacts healthcare delivery. The discussion kicked off with an overview…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Hosts 2017 Labor and Employment Law Seminar

On May 4, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2017 seminar…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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.
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala

Led by our Immigration practice group, Tonkon Torp was a premiere sponsor at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon Gala on October 20. Melina LaMorticella, chair of AILA's Oregon chapter, attended the event along with Turid…
Read More

LaMorticella Elected Chair of AILA Oregon Chapter

Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella has been elected Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Season

Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group hosted a seminar on January 29 to discuss H-1Bs, the quota, and related processes and issues in advance of the government’s April 1-7 petition filing window. Kwang-yi Ger Gale, Haley Bjerk and Melina…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual AILA Gala

Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gala on October 22. Melina LaMorticella managed Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with clients, and seven members of the firm's…
Read More

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…
Read More

Melina LaMorticella Named Chair-Elect of AILA Oregon Chapter

Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella is the new Chair-Elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
Read More

Melina LaMorticella Discusses INA 204(I) at Immigration Law Conference

Melina LaMorticella was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington. The conference, held March 19 and 20, was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melina's…
Read More

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…
Read More

Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Gala

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gala on October 23. Turid Owren worked to fill Tonkon's table and attended the event along with clients, and eight members of the firm's Immigration department.
Read More

{{title}}

{{summary}}
Read More