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Tonkon Torp Hosts “Show Me the Money” Primers for Entrepreneurs
Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently hosted the final program in its “Show Me the Money” series, designed to help start-up companies understand funding issues in connection with the launch and growth of their businesses. The…
Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Talk Law Careers with PSU Students
On May 28, Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke about careers in business law to a group of undergraduate accounting majors at Portland State University.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN's Angel Oregon Spring Showcase
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) Angel Oregon Spring Showcase on April 16. The showcase featured the three finalists from the Angel Oregon Investment Program and introduced attendees to Oregon's "most exciting" early…
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Share Information About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules
Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, made a presentation to Oregon Executive MBA students on the topic of raising capital through “crowdfunding” and general solicitation. Their remarks…
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Address Confusion About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently helped clients and other business people better understand how to take advantage of equity-based “crowdfunding” and general solicitation to raise capital without running…
Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Provide Update on Private Placement Rules
At a recent meeting of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Tonkon Torp lawyers Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt presented the latest information on the SEC’s new rules permitting general solicitation in connection with private placements…
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…
Entrepreneurs Forge Ahead with ‘Crowdfunding’ Alternatives
Tom Palmer and Andrea Schmidt discuss crowdfunding alternatives for their recent "Risky Business" article, published by the Daily Journal of Commerce. While entrepreneurs wait for JOBS Act crowdfunding rules to be adopted by the Securities and…
Kristin Bremer Moore and Andrea Schmidt Receive Pro Bono Award
The Coalition of Community Health Clinics has acknowledged the pro bono work of Kristin Bremer Moore and Andrea Schmidt. At its February board meeting, the organization presented “Safety Net Champion” Awards to both lawyers.
Tonkon Torp Lawyers Tapped for "Best of CLE" Conference Presenters
Attorneys Craig Foster, Andrea Schmidt and Michael Millender have been selected to present seminars at the annual "Best of CLE" conference for continuing legal education in Portland.
Clean Diesel Outlook Optimistic Despite WHO Classification of Diesel Exhaust
In her July 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Andrea Schmidt discusses the future of diesel in light of the World Health Organization classifying it as carcinogenic. The ubiquity and economic value of diesel means it will…
Oregon watches California's RPS saga with great interest
On April 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a renewable energy bill – SBX1 2 – that requires public and private utilities in the state to obtain at least 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind…
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.
New Associates Join Tonkon Torp Business Department
Tonkon Torp LLP has hired Vanessa Lee and Andrea Schmidt as new associates in the Business Department.