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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…
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…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Think & Drink Series
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment in support of Oregon Humanities' 2017 Think & Drink conversation series. Think & Drink sparks conversations about big ideas, inviting the public to think and talk together, while reflecting Oregon Humanities…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Led by Owen Blank and David Forman, Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. David sits on the Jewish Federation board of directors and is a Past President.
Tonkon Torp Gives to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation in support of its mission to preserve and enhance Oregon's state parks. Ryan Bledsoe organized the donation and is a member of the Foundation's board of trustees.
Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair
Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF Project at the OSB Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association National Pro Bono Celebration.
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Raphael House
Led by Blerina Kotori, Tonkon Torp made a donation to Raphael House, a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence. Raphael House offers emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 25, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Tonkon's involvement with the event was led by Tyler Harkness, a member of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 AILA Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 19 benefit gala held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Oregon. Tonkon's Immigration Practice Group managed the sponsorship while Turid Owren and Melina LaMorticella (immediate…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Classroom to Courtroom Lunch
The Oregon New Lawyers Division, in partnership with Franklin High School and Multnomah County Court, held a "Classroom to Courtroom" seminar on October 18. As part of the event, student participants were matched with attorneys who volunteered to…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Gathering of Good
Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual A Gathering of Good dinner and fundraiser on October 12. Tonkon's participation was led by Steven Wilker, past chair of the MFS board of directors and member of the MFS executive…
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…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors OSB Diversity Section CLE Social
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon State Bar Diversity Section's annual CLE and social on October 12. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
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…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ¡Prospera! Fundraiser
Tonkon Torp was an ally level sponsor at the October 7 ¡Prospera! fundraiser, benefiting the patients and programs of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. Tonkon's involvement was managed by Michael Willes, who is a member of the Virginia Garcia…
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…
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…