LaMorticella Elected Chair of AILA Oregon Chapter

Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella has been elected Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Brian Booth Writers' Fund

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Brian Booth Writers' Fund. The fund was created by Literary Arts in honor of Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth, who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships. The fund creates a…
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Tonkon Torp Client ThinkShout Wins a Webby

Congratulations to Tonkon Torp client, ThinkShout, for winning a People’s Voice Webby award in the law category for its redesign of the Southern Poverty Law Center website. The Webby awards are a prestigious international honor recognizing excellence…
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Homeless Camping Addressed in Lawsuit Filed Against Portland

Tonkon Torp litigators Steven Olson and Paul Conable are lead counsel in a lawsuit filed against Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the City of Portland on April 20 by a coalition of plaintiffs that include neighborhood associations, businesses, and…
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Alex Tinker Joins Resource Innovation Institute as Founding Board Member

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker is a founding board member for the newly formed Resource Innovation Institute (RII). The RII is building the central platform for collaboration on energy issues in the cannabis industry and developing a market-driven…
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Drea Schmidt Joins Artists Repertory Theatre Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Drea Schmidt has joined the Board of Directors of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. The organization is the longest-running professional theatre company in Portland.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OSB Tax Institute

The Tax Practice Group was a Reception Sponsor at the Oregon State Bar's 2016 Tax Institute, put on by the OSB's Taxation Section on June 2.
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Tonkon Torp Contributes to Small Business Legal Clinic

Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). The SBLC Pro-Bono Program works to assist small business owners who otherwise cannot afford to pay for legal services.
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Tonkon Torp Supports 2016 Multnomah CourtCare

Tonkon Torp contributed $1,000 in support of the 13th Annual CourtCare Campaign which ran through May 20. Volunteers of America Oregon operates CourtCare in the downtown and East Multnomah County Courthouses, providing free childcare services for…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors "Bike More" Challenge

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) May "Bike More" Challenge. The BTA works to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible. Tonkon's involvement with the Challenge…
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Michael Willes Named MBA Rookie of the Year

Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes was named Rookie of the Year by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) for his outstanding work on the YLS CLE Committee. The award was presented at the MBA Awards Dinner on May 19…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Resource Innovation Institute

Tonkon Torp hosted the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) for their roundtable meeting on May 17. RII board member Alex Tinker moderated a panel at the forum, entitled "Grower Perspectives on Energy Best Practices."
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Dan Skerritt Helps Companies Find Common Ground Through Mediation

For the past ten years, Daniel Skerritt has complemented a highly successful litigation practice with a mediation practice. Dan brings four decades of trial experience to this role as an impartial third-party to help businesses of all sizes resolve…
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Tonkon Torp Adds Michael Mangan to Litigation Department

Michael Mangan has joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp. His practice is focused on all aspects of real estate litigation for commercial and industrial businesses and property owners. Michael has experience handling state and local…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Senior Living Program

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Washington State University Foundation for the Senior Living Excellence Fund in the School of Hospitality Business Management. The donation was organized by Ted Herzog, a WSU alum, member of the WSU Foundation board…
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Tonkon Torp made a contribution to Habitat for Humanity to support client Noyes Development in the building of a Habitat for Humanity home. David Petersen organized the donation.
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Tonkon Contributes to Artists Repertory Theatre

Led by Drea Schmidt, Tonkon Torp made a contribution to the Artists Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to engage diverse audiences in fresh, thought-provoking, and intimate theatre. Drea recently joined the Theatre's board of directors.
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Corbett Gordon and Claire Brown Assist OWLS Book Drive

Corbett Gordon and Claire Brown led an effort by Tonkon Torp to serve as a downtown collection site for the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Coffee Creek Book Drive. They gathered several hundred books from attorneys in the downtown area to be donated to…
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Morgan and Willes Elected to the OSB House of Delegates

Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Michael Willes have been elected to three-year terms in the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. They will represent Region 5, which covers Multnomah County. The House of Delegates is the governing body of the…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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