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Tonkon Torp Previews 2018 Immigration Landscape for Employers

Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted an immigration law breakfast briefing for employers on December 7. The group gave a preview of the 2018 immigration landscape under the Trump Administration, discussing the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 YRJ Gala

Tonkon Torp was the Presenting Sponsor at the 9th Annual Wine & Chocolate Gala held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on November 9. Gwen Griffith, past president of the YRJ Board, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and contributed to the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Student Foundation Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at the Oregon Student Foundation's SLAY Holiday Party and Fundraiser on December 6. Rocky Dallum led Tonkon's involvement with the event and serves on the board of directors for the Foundation (OSF). The OSF supports…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign

Tonkon Torp was proud to contribute $20,504 to the 2017 Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign. The money was raised through contributions by staff and attorneys, and a direct donation by the firm of $3,000. This donation will enable the…
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Tonkon Torp Runs 2017 Giving Campaign

Every fall, Tonkon Torp holds an internal giving campaign to support a variety of local charities. This year, Tonkon Torp staff and attorneys raised $4,829 for EarthShare Oregon, Work for Art, United Way and Youth, Rights, Justice. This fundraising…
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Tonkon Sponsors 2017 Artists Repertory Theatre Gala

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the November 12 Artists Repertory Theatre Gala. Drea Schmidt, a member of the Theatre's board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. The gala brought together 180 supporters and friends of the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Friends of Baseball Gala

Tonkon Torp was a Cy Young sponsor at the November 9 Friends of Baseball (FOB) gala held at the Portland Art Museum. Drew Hagedorn, a member of the FOB board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Founded in 2005, FOB provides aid and…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts TiE Entrepreneur Events

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Oregon for Pitch Club and Mentor Connect events on November 9. TiE is a global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the…
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Sarah Einowski Speaks at Art of the Possible

In October, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke on a panel at the "Art of the Possible" event held at the University of Oregon. Her panel topic was on giving back to the community while in private practice. Sarah shared her experience of…
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Tonkon Sponsors Austin Family Business 2017 Excellence in Family Business Awards

Tonkon Torp was a corporate sponsor at the Austin Family Business 2017 Excellence in Family Business Awards, held in Portland on November 7 by Oregon State University's College of Business. Sherrill Corbett, Ben Lenhart, Jessica Morgan, Eric Beach…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Live Wire Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Live Wire's November 2 fundraiser show. David Forman, a member of Live Wire's board of directors, coordinated Tonkon's sponsorship. Live Wire is committed to celebrating and capturing the intimacy and energy of live…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala

Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a Dance Party Sponsor at the November 4 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kimberlee Stafford organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with Alan Perkins and…
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Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) Project at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association…
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Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Costco Scholarship Fund

Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group made a financial contribution to the Costco Scholarship Fund. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified, underrepresented minority students who wish to attend…
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Building Blocks to Success

Tonkon Torp made a donation to Building Blocks to Success at the request of Bruce Berning, who serves as Board Advisor to the nonprofit. The mission of Building Blocks is to get ethnically and gender diverse underserved youth from North and Northeast…
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Tonkon Torp Congratulates the Oregon Historical Society

Congratulations to the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for receiving a 2017 Award of Merit through the annual Leadership in History Awards given out by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The award was given in recognition…
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Gwen Griffith Appointed to Business License Appeals Board

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Gwen Griffith has been appointed to the City of Portland’s Business License Appeals Board. The Board hears and decides appeals of decisions issued by the City of Portland's Revenue Bureau related to business license, business…
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Christopher Pallanch is President-Elect for Oregon Federal Bar Association

Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been voted in as President-Elect for the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The Federal Bar Association is the principal point of contact for attorneys with the federal judicial bench, and…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 CLP Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) 16th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on September 22. Steven Wilker, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's participation with the event. CLP works to bring vital and engaging civics…
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