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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 MBA WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 14th Annual WinterSmash bowling fundraiser on February 6. Drea Schmidt organized Tonkon's involvement with the event in her capacity as an MBA Membership Committee member. WinterSmash…
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Schmidt and Brown Cover Fundraising Strategies for Start-ups

At the “Tonkon Talk” hosted last month by the Entrepreneurial Services Group, business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different…
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2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Two partners are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
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Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Explain Oregon’s Crowdfunding Regs

During a recent Oregon State Bar event in Bend, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to lawyers and accountants about crowdfunding, including the Oregon Intrastate Offering regulations.
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Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Give Primer on Oregon Community Public Offerings Legislation

During a recent gathering of the TiE Oregon Pitch Club, hosted at Tonkon Torp’s offices, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to entrepreneurs about the new Oregon Community Public Offerings legislation. Drea and Claire, members of the firm…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Annual WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 13th annual WinterSmash bowling event on February 7. Drea Schmidt led Tonkon's involvement with the event, which was a fundraiser for Multnomah CourtCare.
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Palmer & Schmidt Discuss Private Offering Reforms, Including Crowdfunding

Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt recently gave a presentation on 2013 reforms regarding private offerings, including crowdfunding, to audit and tax partners and managers at the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP. The lawyers, members of Tonkon Torp’s…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts MBA's "Bench, Bar & Bagels"

On November 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Multnomah Bar Association for their "Bench, Bar & Bagels" breakfast event. This event is held once a year for lawyers and judges to gather and network.
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Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding

Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a…
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2014 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been named to the national 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, including three partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the April 5 WinterSmash bowling fundraiser put on by the Multnomah Bar Association.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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