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Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Business Associate Ferdinand Ruplin
Ferdinand “Ferdie” Ruplin has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the firm’s Business Department and Cannabis Industry Group. His practice will focus on business law, the CBD and hemp industry, corporate finance, and financial services.
Robert Koch Joins Board of Pioneer Courthouse Historical Society
Robert Koch has joined the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Courthouse Historical Society as its Membership Director. The Society is an organization of judges, court staff, lawyers, historians, architects, and exhibit designers who work to preserve…
Tom Palmer and Sherrill Corbett Talk M&A for ACC Meeting
Tom Palmer and Sherrill Corbett were featured panel participants at the May 30 meeting of the Association for Corporate Counsel, Oregon Chapter, held at NIKE World Headquarters.
Jeff Cronn Leads Conversation on Non-Family Board Members for OSU
Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led a session on the value of outside board members for family business owners at a recent “Family Business 360” event, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University.
Alex Tinker Joins Oregon Cannabis Association Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker has joined the Board of Directors for the Oregon Cannabis Association. The Oregon Cannabis Association is the largest cannabis trade group in Oregon.
Chambers USA Names 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys in 2019 Ranking
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 23 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas in its 2019 USA Guide.
Robert Koch Named District of Oregon Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been selected to serve a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon. Tonkon Torp nominated Koch for the position to the Honorable Michael W. Mosman, Chief Judge of the U.S…
Blerina Kotori Recognized as One of Portland’s Forty Under 40
Tonkon Torp partner Blerina Kotori has been honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of its 2018 Forty Under 40 award recipients. The annual award recognizes influential business and community leaders in the greater Portland area who are under…
Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise
Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
Portland Trial Attorney Darian Stanford Joins Tonkon Torp
Darian Stanford has joined the Litigation Department of Tonkon Torp. Prior to joining the firm, he was a named partner at Slinde Nelson Stanford LLC. While there, Stanford tried a variety of complex cases, managed a commercial litigation and…
You Need an Estate Plan – Even if You Don't Have an "Estate"
Estate planning is not just for the "leisure class." People in their 30s and 40s often fail to do any estate planning because they assume that they do not have enough wealth to worry about. Burdened by school debt, mortgages, child expenses, and the…
Tonkon Torp Gives 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.
Caroline Harris Crowne Offers Tips for Arbitration Clauses in ACC Newsletter
Caroline Harris Crowne authored an article, "Keep Your Arbitration Clause Clean: Three Easy Steps to Avoid Making a Big Mess," for the July 2017 newsletter published by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Oregon. When you include an…
Beware Environmental Regulations Lurking in Local Codes – Such as the Wellhead Protection Program
Most companies know that the environmental impacts of their operations are regulated by the federal government (primarily the US Environmental Protection Agency) and various state governments (in Oregon, primarily the Oregon Department of…
Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Oregon
Caroline Harris Crowne and Stephanie Grant had a "Practice Note" article, "Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Oregon," published by Practical Law. The Practice Note, available to download below, explains how to enforce arbitral awards in Oregon…
Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?
Shouka Rezvani had an article published in the "Estate & Charitable Planning" insert of the Portland Business Journal's March 17 issue. In "Is it the Beginning of the End of the Estate Tax?" Shouka explains the current history and mechanics of the…
Tonkon Immigration Attorneys Discuss H-1B Caps in Oregon Business Magazine
Tonkon Torp's February 15 "H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing," put together by Tonkon's Business Immigration practice group, was attended and written up by Kim Moore from Oregon Business Magazine. Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Turid Owren were each…
Steven Wilker's First Amendment Practice Featured in PBJ
Steven Wilker was featured in a Portland Business Journal article on niche litigation practices – Steven discusses his First Amendment work: “Part of my litigation practice involves representing news organizations in matters arising from the…
Shouka Rezvani Details Public Charter and School Law for OSB Nonprofit Law Update
Shouka Rezvani authored the chapter "The Intersection of Nonprofit and School Law: An Introduction to Public Charter and Basic School Law" for the Oregon State Bar Nonprofit Organizations Law Section handbook Current Topics for Nonprofits, published…
Jeanette Schuster Examines Whittaker Corp. v. United States for Oregon State Bar Publication
This case examines the interplay between the two different and distinct methods available to potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) under CERCLA to recover all or a portion of their environmental response costs—cost recovery claims under CERCLA…