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Tonkon Torp Practice Group Supports Businesses Seeking Benefit Company Status
Tonkon Torp business lawyers have formed a practice group specializing in helping Oregon business owners obtain formal registration as a Benefit Company. The registration reflects a company’s commitment to a triple bottom line of social…
Portland Litigator Argues at U.S. Supreme Court
It isn’t every day that a Portland attorney has the opportunity to argue a First Amendment issue at the U.S. Supreme Court. For Steven Wilker, a partner and litigator at Tonkon Torp LLP, that day occurred last week. Wilker presented arguments before…
Tonkon Torp Renews Membership and Sponsorship with BCA
Tonkon Torp renewed its membership with Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA) for 2014 and also became a sponsor of the 2014 Art of Leadership program again. The BCA works to connect business and the arts to strengthen Oregon's culture and economy.
Rock & Roll Camp Taps Atchison for Board Position
Rachel Atchison has been elected to the Board of Directors of Portland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Atchison is a member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Law practice group, where she works on a variety of matters including securities regulation and…
ACLU of Oregon Honors 5 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Five Tonkon Torp lawyers were honored last weekend at the annual Liberty Dinner, a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU). Steven Wilker, Owen Blank, Paul Conable, Gwen Griffith and James Hein were recognized for their…
David Petersen Featured in Solar Oregon Newsletter
David Petersen was profiled in a recent edition of Solar Oregon's monthly newsletter. David is a member of the Solar Oregon board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Awards Law School Scholarships for 2013-2014
Two Lewis & Clark Law School students are the recipients of Tonkon Torp’s annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2013-14. The law school’s Dean and Associate Dean selected the scholarship awardees based upon their academic…
Bledsoe Elected to Oregon State Parks Foundation Board
Tonkon Torp’s service to the Oregon State Parks Foundation continues with the election of trial lawyer Ryan M. Bledsoe to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Steven Wilker Prepares to Argue at U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment Issue
Litigator Steven Wilker is preparing to argue at the U.S. Supreme Court in late March in the matter of Wood v. Moss. The case poses the question of whether Secret Service agents can be sued for moving peaceful protesters out of sight and sound of the…
21 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients
Twenty-one Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas have been named leaders in their field for the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on…
Tonkon Torp Purchases Membership with Friends of Tryon Creek
Led by Max Miller, Tonkon Torp purchased an annual membership with Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC). FOTC's goal is to add value to the community's experience of Tryon Creek State Natural Area through education, maintenance, volunteer opportunities and…
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Minds Matter
Tonkon Torp donated to Minds Matter of Portland in February. Minds Matter is a nonprofit with the mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families. Their goal is to equip underprivileged high school…
Millender Joins Board of New “Portland Made” Association
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Millender has joined the board of Portland Made, a new association of small local manufacturers. Portland Made's members are Portland-based manufacturers, local goods retailers and designers.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). SBLC provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, cooperatives, nonprofit corporations, and housing authorities.
Claire Brown Appointed to Youth Progress Board
Tonkon Torp attorney Claire Brown has been appointed to the board of Youth Progress, a non-profit, independent living organization that provides Oregon youth with skills and structure to help them become successful community members.
Tonkon Torp Donates to Regional Arts & Culture Council
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) for the Right Brain Initiative. The goal of the Right Brain Initiative is to impact learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every…
Tonkon Torp Joins Oregon Water Resources Congress
Tonkon Torp renewed its membership with Oregon Water Resources Congress, a nonprofit trade association that represents irrigation districts, water control districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts, and others across the state of…
Tonkon Torp Becomes Research Sponsor of Portland City Club
Tonkon Torp renewed its corporate membership with the City Club of Portland and made a "Research" sponsor donation. Our research sponsorship will help fund future and current City Club studies. Caroline Harris Crowne organized the sponsorship and is…
Steven Wilker Discusses NSA Spying Rules on KGW Hot Box
Steven Wilker appeared as a first amendment attorney and as a board member for the ACLU of Oregon on KGW's "Hot Box" on January 17, 2014. The broadcast discussed the NSA reforms ordered by President Obama regarding the phone motorizing program. Steve…
Max Miller Continues to Lead Sustainability Initiatives within the Legal Profession
Tonkon Torp environmental lawyer Max M. Miller, Jr. has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section. The Section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession through…