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Tonkon Bike Challenge Announces September Winners
Despite the wettest September on record in Portland, 16 Tonkon Torp lawyers and employees braved the elements to make 162.5 round-trip commutes to and from work last month, for a total of 1,288 miles. The effort was part of a city-wide Bike Commute…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Costco Scholarship Fund
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. Jeff Keeney organized the donation. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH). Caroline Harris Crowne organized Tonkon Torp's donation, in addition to raising further funds from Tonkon attorneys and staff. OLAH's annual fundraising campaign has raised over $1…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF). Tonkon's donation was organized by Jon Stride, who is a trustee and treasurer for the OSPF. OSPF is dedicated to protecting and improving Oregon's natural, scenic, cultural…
Tonkon Torp Donates Computers and More to Bethel Neighborhood Center
Danny Enroth and the IT Department donated 10 computers, monitors, keyboards, and mice to the Summer 2013 program of the Bethel Neighborhood Drop-In Center.
Darcy Norville Elected to Oregon Business Association Board
Portland business attorney Darcy M. Norville has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Business Association (OBA). OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic…
Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
Jan Neuman Featured in Article on Changing Water Supply, Likely Legal Conflicts
Jan Neuman, head of Tonkon Torp's Water Law practice, and a member of our Environmental & Natural Resources group, was heavily quoted in a recent article about the Pacific Northwest's changing water supply and the looming legal conflicts over this…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors WSBA Civil Rights Section CLE and Meeting
Tonkon Torp was a refreshments sponsor at the September 13 CLE and annual meeting of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Civil Rights Section, held in Seattle. Corbett Gordon, who is a Trustee of the Civil Rights Section, attended the event…
Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center
Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by…
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…
Seven Tonkon Torp Attorneys Earn Distinction as Portland Lawyers of the Year
Best Lawyers in America 2014 has named seven attorneys from Tonkon Torp LLP as Portland Lawyer of the Year for their particular specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer…
50 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2014
Fifty Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 42 practice areas were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. “We are honored to have more than half of the firm’s partners recognized by the larger legal community for their legal talent…
2013 Super Lawyers Honors 20 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Twenty Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named to the national 2013 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
Wilker Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Family Services Board
Steven Wilker has been elected Vice Chairman of the board of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS). Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.
Tonkon Torp Contributes Expertise to Benefit Company Legislation
When Governor John Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2296 into law last week, Tonkon Torp attorneys Jeffrey Cronn and Marco Materazzi were on hand for the ceremony. The two business lawyers played an active role in crafting the Oregon legislation which…
Dan Skerritt Chairs American College of Trial Lawyers Jury Committee
Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed to chair the Jury Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A highly respected litigator with more than three decades of experience, Skerritt represents plaintiffs and defendants…
Steven Wilker Discusses Government Surveillance Programs and Right to Privacy for KGW News
Steven Wilker was one of three expert speakers featured in a roundtable discussion for KGW News' "Straight Talk" program, hosted by Laural Porter. Steven and his fellow speakers discussed the implications of National Security Agency contractor Edward…