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Mick Harris Joins Boards for Community Services, Inc. and College Possible Oregon

Tonkon Torp business attorney Mick Harris has been appointed to the College Possible Oregon’s Ambassador Board and the Board of Trustees for Community Services Inc. College Possible Oregon’s Ambassador Board is a group of young professionals under…
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James Hein Honored with MBA Pro Bono Award of Merit

On October 14, Tonkon Torp Partner James Hein was honored with the 2020 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Pro Bono Award of Merit. The award was presented at the virtual MBA Annual Meeting to five lawyers whose efforts and community spirit have made a…
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Will Gent Joins Blanchet House Young Professionals Board

Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Will Gent has joined the Young Professionals Board at Blanchet House, a nonprofit organization that provides meals and housing programs to people in need. Gent will serve as an ambassador of Blanchet House to expand…
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Owen Blank Joins MBA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Tonkon Torp partner Owen Blank has been appointed to a three-year term on the Multnomah Bar Association Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The committee works to promote equality in the legal profession and justice system, and diversity in the…
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Mick Harris Joins Willamette University Alumni Board

Tonkon Torp attorney Mick Harris has been appointed to the Willamette University Alumni Board. The Board works to foster alumni relations by hosting events, organizing networking opportunities, and providing career resources. "Willamette University…
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Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción Share Pro Bono Opportunities on MBA Panel

Attorneys Bob Koch and Sadie Concepción were featured panelists on a June 24 webinar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. The program, moderated by US District Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, offered a variety of perspectives and options…
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DENNIS Uniform Repurposes Bolts of Plaid Fabric Into PPE

Generations of private-school families around the country are familiar with the expert tailoring offered by DENNIS Uniform, one of the nation’s leading school uniform makers. Early in March, the long-term Tonkon Torp client directed their expertise…
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Parna Mehrbani Appointed Chair of Partners in Diversity

Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani has been appointed Chair of the Partners in Diversity (PID) Leadership Council. Partners in Diversity is a program of the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute. Mehrbani, who served as vice chair from 2019…
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Melina LaMorticella Joins UO Town Hall in Support of International Students

Tonkon Torp Business Immigration partner Melina LaMorticella participated in a virtual town hall hosted by University of Oregon President Michael Schill to help international students navigate this time of crisis and change.
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Tom Palmer Elected to NACD Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp Partner Tom Palmer has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Palmer is a long-standing member of the NACD and is a frequent speaker at the organization…
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Pilot House Distilling Navigates Hand Sanitizer Production

First responders and essential workers in Clatsop County were the first recipients of Pilot House Distilling’s 160-proof hand sanitizer, made to the specifications of the World Health Organization. Owned by Tonkon Torp client Buoy Beer, the…
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Support from Raphael House Is Unwavering During COVID-19

Navigating stay-at-home orders during COVID-19 has been a challenge at many different levels. But perhaps one of the most sobering realities of the pandemic is that for those living with or surviving domestic violence, staying at home does not equate…
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Standing in Solidarity

Tonkon Torp stands in solidarity with the Black community and all communities that condemn the horrifying police killing of George Floyd, and so many others. We embrace and amplify the message of our colleagues in the Oregon Minority Lawyers…
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Sadie Concepción Wins Pro Bono Challenge

Tonkon Torp attorney Sadie Concepción has won the Oregon State Bar’s 2019 New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge Award. Sadie logged an impressive 277 hours of direct legal services last year, including work with The CLiF Project, the District of…
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Oh Baby! Briar Baby Puts Baby Bonnets on Hold to Produce High-Quality Face Masks

Briar Baby had no need to take baby steps when it came to their COVID-19 response. The Vancouver-based company is one of Tonkon Torp’s entrepreneurial clients, and is best known for its modern approach to handmade baby bonnets. The team took…
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Burgerville Treats Essential Workers to Burger Breaks

From physical safety to physical comfort, we are continually impressed by the many ways our local businesses are delivering support directly to essential workers. Tonkon Torp client Burgerville launched its “Burger Break Brigade” at the end of April…
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Mick Harris Moderates Judicial Candidate Forum for American Constitution Society

Tonkon Torp attorney Mick Harris moderated a virtual forum for the five candidates running for a rare open bench on the Multnomah County Circuit Court. The forum was hosted by the Oregon Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
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Tonkon Torp Attorney Danny Newman Appointed to OHJC Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Danny Newman has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Oregon Health Justice Center (OHJC). OHJC is a not-for-profit law firm that provides legal services for Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) that serve the Portland…
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Three Cheers for Hood River Distillers and Its Efforts to Keep Front Line Workers Safe

In a fine example of adaptive pandemic production, Tonkon Torp client Hood River Distillers will produce 24,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for local first responders, medical facilities, and food service employees by the end of May. As soon as COVID…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Looks at Mediation Clauses in Contracts for OSB Program

On March 13, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne led a session on the inclusion of mediation clauses in contracts during an Oregon State Bar program on Controversial Issues in Mediation. She described the unintended consequences that can…
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