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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…
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…
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…
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 NonprofitsRead More
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…
Wanted: Trial Opportunities for Young Lawyers
Tonkon Torp litigator Dan Skerritt had an article, "Wanted: Trial Opportunities for Young Lawyers," published in the 2016 Oregon issue of Super Lawyers magazine. In his article, Dan challenges senior members of the trial bar to do more to…
What Oregon Businesses Should Know About the CEO Water Mandate
Jan Neuman wrote an article for Oregon Business magazine, published July 14. In light of the Oregon Water Resources Department working on preparing the 2017 update of the State's Integrated Water Resources Strategy, Jan advocates that Oregon…
Haley Morrison Reviews Increased Salary Requirements for ACC Newsletter
Haley Morrison authored an article, "The DOL's Increased Salary Requirements for White Collar and Highly Compensated Workers," for the June 2016 newsletter published by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Oregon.
2016 Legislative Developments in Employment Law
Blerina Kotori contributed an article to Corporate LiveWire’s new issue of Expert Guide: Opportunities & Developments – West Coast USA 2016. In her article, Blerina discusses legislative developments in Oregon employment law, including Oregon…
Michael Willes Discusses Negligence for Oregon Law Review
The Oregon Law Review has published an essay by Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes on negligence. The article, "A Foil for Fazzolari: Recent Negligence Case Law Weakens Duty Limitations," explores recent Oregon appellate decisions that…
Legislative Developments in Employment Law
In his article for the new issue of The Verdict, Clay Creps highlights the significant laws impacting employment that were passed during Oregon's 2015 legislative session. Clay reviews bills that cover the mandatory provision of sick time…
Max Miller Studies Papal Encyclical on Climate and Environment
Max Miller authored an article, "What Does the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si', Say to Lawyers?," for the Summer 2015 issue of The Long View, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section.