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Tonkon Torp Earns Gold Certification for Sustainability Efforts
Thanks to the leadership efforts of Tonkon Torp’s Sustainability Committee, the firm achieved Sustainability at Work’s gold certification. The certification recognizes the firm’s commitment to helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most…
Tonkon Torp Earns Designation as Oregon State Bar "Partner in Sustainability"
The Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section has recognized Tonkon Torp as a “Partner in Sustainability.” The Section created the “Partners in Sustainability Program” in 2012 in order to encourage law firms of all sizes to adopt sustainable office…
Stafford Appointed to County Sustainability Advisory Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee A. Stafford has been appointed to serve a two-year term on Multnomah County’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation The Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation is a citizen commission that provides…
Tonkon Torp Announces Three New Partners
Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Anna Sortun, Kimberlee A. Stafford, and James K. Hein to the partnership, effective January 1, 2014. All three have been associates with the firm since they began their private practices. Sortun joined Tonkon Torp…
Tonkon Torp Real Estate Attorneys Discuss Title Insurance and Purchase Contracts for NBI Seminar
Tonkon Torp attorneys David J. Petersen and Kimberlee A. Stafford will be presenting at the December 3, 2013 seminar "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence," sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The seminar features an…
Kimberlee Stafford Edits Environmental Law Reference Book
Tonkon Torp’s Kimberlee Stafford is co-editor of a new reference book on Environmental Law regulation and permitting. Stafford is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, as well as the Energy and Real Estate practice…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) gala dinner on October 11. The sponsorship was organized by Kimberlee Stafford and the Diversity Task Force. BRO works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians…
Tonkon Torp Hosts "Freedom to Marry" CLE
Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon for a CLE presentation on "Freedom to Marry in Oregon Post Windsor-Perry." The CLE reflected on recent Supreme Court rulings on the historic marriage cases - Windsor v. United States and…
REITs, Master Limited Partnerships Could Make Playing Field More Level for Renewables
Duncan Delano and Kimberlee Stafford discuss two new approaches to encourage investment in renewable energy – master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) – for their June 5 article for the Portland Business Journal's…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Explain Oregon's Newest Real Estate Deed
Tonkon Torp estate planning and real estate lawyers Jackson Lewis and Kimberlee Stafford will explain Oregon's new Transfer on Death (TOD) deed at a July 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of East Portland. Effective January 1, 2012, the law allows a real…
Oregon Can't Afford Not to Invest in Renewables
In her "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kimberlee Stafford discusses recent efforts by Oregon and Washington legislators to water down their respective state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). While Oregon's HB 4073 withered…
Wind Energy Facilities: Real or Personal Property?
In a "Plugged In Column" for the DJC, Kimberlee Stafford discusses evaluating new title insurance endorsements available in Oregon that are specific to wind energy projects.