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50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Fifty Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 42 practice areas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. “We are honored to have more than half of the firm’s partners recognized by the larger legal community for their legal talent…
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Tonkon Torp Contributes Expertise to Benefit Company Legislation

When Governor John Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2296 into law last week, Tonkon Torp attorneys Jeffrey Cronn and Marco Materazzi were on hand for the ceremony. The two business lawyers played an active role in crafting the Oregon legislation which…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Securities Law Lunch

Tonkon Torp hosted a Securities Law lunch on March 21 with retired Chief Justice Paul De Muniz. Local securities law lawyers and Tonkon Torp lawyers attended the event, which was organized by Rick Martson and Jeff Cronn.
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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp Nationally in Six Practice Areas

U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers has released its 2012-2013 edition of the "Best Law Firms" publication and has awarded Portland's Tonkon Torp LLP national ranking for six practice areas and Portland metropolitan area ranking for 38 of its…
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Cronn Discusses Transaction Hurdles at Business Owner Event

Tonkon Torp business lawyer Jeff Cronn will discuss with a group of business owners the legal hurdles that can arise as a company is being prepared for sale. The November 1 event at the Multnomah Athletic Club is sponsored by U.S. Bank for its…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2013 List

Lawyers from Tonkon Torp LLP continue to earn the high regard and professional respect of their peers and litigation adversaries. This year, 50 Tonkon Torp lawyers - well more than half of the firm's partners - were selected by their peers for…
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Spring Wind and Rain: Too Much of a Good Thing?

In his June 20 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the problem of excess energy supply facing Bonneville Power Administration. As a result of a wet winter and heavy spring runoff sent through Snake and…
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Protecting the Board of Directors

In his June 12 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the importance of understanding directors’ obligations, and of having the right tools in place to protect them. When a company becomes ready to raise…
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Tonkon Torp Transaction Expert Shares Perspective on Current M&A Climate

Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn is one of three experts who will discuss trends in the mergers & acquisitions business environment at an upcoming continuing legal education event hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association.
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Tonkon Torp Creates Practice Group for Nonprofit Entities

Tonkon Torp has formalized its longstanding work on behalf of nonprofit and charitable organizations by creating a Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities practice group. Attorneys in the multidisciplinary group serve the specific needs of all nonprofit…
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Tonkon Torp Facilitates Oregon's Growing Solar Energy Resources

More and more "thin-film" solar panels are appearing on the rooftops of Portland metropolitan area buildings, thanks to the work of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group.
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College Track

In a time as bleak as a moonscape in March, there is still Ruth Zagorodny. As it's become inescapable that we've blown the last six years on bad decisions and worse behavior, that we're leaving the next generations a legacy of trillions in debt, a…
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Jeff Cronn Named to Forty Under 40

Tonkon Torp partner Jeff Cronn was a 2008 recipient of the Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award.
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Some Biz Lawyers Worry Over Sustainability Effort

As Oregon's economic climate grows ever greener, some say certain strategies designed to cater to sustainability-minded businesses could actually repel companies from incorporating here.
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Cronn Appointed to Lead Tonkon Torp Business Department

Jeffrey S. Cronn has been appointed chair of the Tonkon Torp Business Department, which includes practice groups focused in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and corporate governance, among others.
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Risks From Global Warming -- Should Investors Know?

Partner Jeffrey Cronn is interviewed by the Portland Business Journal.
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Tonkon Torp Forms Sustainability Practice Group

Tonkon Torp has launched a sustainability practice group leveraging the firm's experience in energy, forestry, green building and advising emerging companies.
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Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Nonprofit executive compensation has made headlines in Oregon and nationwide. Am I correct in believing that this has become a hot button issue with regulators? (Reprinted with permission from the Oregon Society of CPAs.)
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When Should a Board Appoint a Special Committee?

The proper use and operation of a special committee can protect decisions of public and private companies from challenge and insulate individual directors from personal liability.
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Corporate Governance Concerns Spill into Nonprofit World

Later this year, Congress is expected to consider legislation spelling out heightened corporate governance requirements for nonprofit organizations. With the potential additional regulation looming, many nonprofit boards are already taking steps to…
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