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Nine Rising Tonkon Torp Attorneys Included on 2021 “Ones to Watch” List

Nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing nine practice groups have been honored in Best Lawyers' inaugural Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor focused on acknowledging attorneys who have been in private practice…
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Best Lawyers in America® Includes 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2021 List

Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 36 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. A majority of attorneys have been named to the peer-review list in past years, and most have been recognized for more…
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Kurt Ruttum Interviewed by Business Journal on Tonkon Torp in the Pandemic and Beyond

Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Kurt Ruttum was interviewed by the Portland Business Journal in a wide-ranging conversation that touched on his path to firm management, and Tonkon Torp’s role in Portland’s legal and business community.
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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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26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2020 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-six Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas have been included in the 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Tonkon Torp partner and bankruptcy authority Albert N. Kennedy has been once again recognized on the Top 50 list of…
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Kurt Ruttum Elected Managing Partner of Tonkon Torp

Tonkon Torp partner Kurt Ruttum has been elected Managing Partner of the firm effective July 1, 2020. Ruttum succeeds Darcy Norville, who held the role since 2015.
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates and Diversity Fellows to a Virtual Summer

Last month, Tonkon Torp welcomed four 2020 summer associates to its first virtual summer associate program. Yalda Bahramian, Ashley Korkeakoski-Sears, Alexandria "Alex" Wagner-Jakubiak, and Gracey Nagle will complete an eight-week program with the…
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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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Steven Wilker Weighs in on National COVID-19 Vaccination Conversation in Newsweek

Tonkon Torp Partner Steven Wilker was extensively quoted in a recent Newsweek article on the possibility of government-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations.
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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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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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Anna Sortun and Ryan Bledsoe Admitted to International Society of Barristers

Tonkon Torp litigation partners Anna Sortun and Ryan Bledsoe have been admitted as Fellows to the International Society of Barristers. The organization is an honor society that maintains a worldwide membership of less than 750 trial lawyers deemed by…
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Chambers USA Names 20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys in 2020 Ranking

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 20 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas in its 2020 USA Guide. Eighteen of the Tonkon Torp attorneys named have been previously ranked by Chambers.
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Sherrill Corbett and Jessica Morgan Explore Cannabis Business Transition Strategies for PBJ Podcast

Sherrill Corbett and Jessica Morgan were featured guests on the April 8 episode of the Portland Business Journal’s Thought Leadership Podcast. Their episode explored smart transition strategies for businesses in the cannabis industry.
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Cascadia Custom Molding Is Running Full Throttle in Battle Against COVID-19

Hats off to Tonkon Torp client Cascadia Custom Molding. The company recently answered an urgent call to help increase the supply of ventilators for critically-ill victims of COVID-19. The plastics company, with facilities in Woodinville, WA, and…
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Danica Hibpshman Joins Tonkon Torp from OLCC

Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes attorney Danica Hibpshman to the firm’s Business Department and Cannabis Industry Group. Hibpshman joins the firm from the State of Oregon, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, where she spent the last five years developing and…
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