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Steven Wilker Explores Legal and Moral Questions Raised by The Nether
Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker participated in a unique panel discussion that followed the October 16 performance of The Nether, a play presented by Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The play explores challenging legal and moral issues at the…
Tonkon Torp Makes Grant 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.
Ava Schoen Elected Board President of Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen has been elected President of the Board of Directors for Third Rail Repertory Theatre. Schoen has been on the board since 2008. Third Rail Repertory Theatre was founded in 2003 to provide a dynamic, professional local…
Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication
The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2017 edition of Best Law Firms and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
Attorney Rocky Dallum Leads Fundraising Effort for ALS Association
On Saturday, September 17, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association hosted its 2016 State Capitol Walk to Defeat ALS®. Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum led a highly successful fundraising effort for his family’s team, “Mike’s…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Raphael House
Blerina Kotori organized a Tonkon Torp donation to Raphael House of Portland, 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…
Tonkon Torp Participates in Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Campaign
On October 7, Tonkon Torp concluded its annual participation in the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) fundraising campaign. Jessica Morgan, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Koren Benish organized the firm's fundraising efforts
Tonkon Torp Donates to Youth, Rights & Justice Give!Guide Campaign
Led by Gwen Griffitn, Tonkon Torp made a matching donation to Willamette Week's Give!Guide for Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ). Gwen Griffith is on the board of directors of YRJ, a nonprofit serving children and youth, primarily those in foster care…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in support of their upcoming community events. David Forman is on the Jewish Federation board of directors.
Tonkon Renews Membership with Oregon Sports Authority
On behalf of board member, Chris Erickson, Tonkon Torp renewed its gold-level membership with Oregon Sports Authority (OSA). OSA has served as the state's sports economic development arm for more than 20 years, injecting more than $200 million into…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Think & Drink Series
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship payment in support of Oregon Humanities' 2016 Think & Drink series of events. Think & Drink is designed to spark provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites the public to think and talk together and…
Tyler Harkness Joins Board of Trustees of Community Services
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness has joined the Board of Trustees for Community Services, Inc. The nonprofit organization focuses on providing individualized services for adults with developmental disabilities in the greater metropolitan Portland…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual CLP Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) 15th Annual Golf Tournament on September 23. Classroom Law Project (CLP) works to prepare youth to become active, engaged, and informed participants in democratic society.
Tonkon Torp Participates in CEJ Fundraiser
The Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) held their annual Party Under the Stars fundraiser and Raffle for Justice on September 20. Tonkon donated an Apple TV to the event as a door prize and several Tonkon attorneys contributed to the fundraiser.
Michael Willes Appointed to MBA Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes has been appointed co-chair of the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) CLE Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. The YLS provides leadership, networking, professional development, and service opportunities for young…
Christopher Pallanch Elected Vice President of the Oregon FBA
Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Composed of public and private attorneys and judges, the FBA's mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and…
Tonkon’s on First! Over 20 Years in Portland's Lawyer Softball League
All law and no play would make Tonkon Torp very dull indeed. The firm's softball team, the Tonkon Torpedoes, is a favored summer outlet for Tonkon employees to gather, have fun, and chatter back at opposing teams in the Portland Lawyers Softball…
Tonkon Torp Supports Youth Progress Golf Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Seventh Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 21. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally academically, and vocationally.
Noted Business Attorney Brenda Meltebeke Joins Tonkon Torp
Brenda Meltebeke, an experienced securities and startup attorney has joined the Business Department of Tonkon Torp as a partner. Meltebeke has practiced law in Portland for more than 20 years. She comes to Tonkon Torp from Ater Wynne LLP, where she…