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.
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Portland's Parks-Fee Blowout Brings Expected Lawsuit

Led by litigators Paul Conable, Steven Olson, and Chris Pallanch, Tonkon Torp recently filed a "Petition for Writ of Review," challenging the City of Portland and its new method of calculating parks system development charges (effectively a tax on…
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Navigating Client Relationships in EPLI Cases

In an article for the new issue of The Verdict, published by the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Colin Geiger and Lindsay Reynolds advise attorneys on how to best navigate client relationships in EPLI (Employment Liability Practices Insurance…
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The Consequences of Bagley v. Mt Bachelor, Inc. for Negligence Releases and Other Contract Provisions

In his article published in the Summer 2015 issue of the Litigation Journal, Michael Willes reviews the Oregon Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc. The Court struck down Mt. Bachelor ski resort’s anticipatory negligence…
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Jeff Bradford Featured in Alumni Profile

Jeff Bradford was featured in the June 2015 issue of Amicus, Michigan Law E-News, in the alumni profile article, "Perfect Stranger", in which he discussed the culture of charity at the University of Michigan Law School.
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Tonkon Torp in Oregon Business Magazine

Jeanette Schuster, chair of the Environmental & Natural Resources practice group at Tonkon Torp, promoted the good work accomplished by our clients, Gunderson LLC and Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, in a pair of articles published in in Oregon…
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David Petersen Recaps the Oregon Court of Appeal's Decision in Ooten v. Clackamas County

David Petersen is a Real Estate and Land Use attorney at Tonkon Torp. He and appellate attorney Robyn Ridler Aoyagi represented the petitioner in Ooten v. Clackamas County, 270 Or. App. 214 (2015). David summarizes the Oregon Court of Appeal's…
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Portland YouthBuilders Spotlights Ned Perry and Tonkon Torp

Ned Perry and Tonkon Torp LLP are featured in the May 2015 PYB Newsletter's Supporter Spotlight. Ned Perry has been a longtime volunteer and has served on the PYB Board of Directors since 2012.
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Oregon Recognizes Inconvenient-Forum Doctrine

Michael Willes discussed Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters, Inc., in a "Recent Case Notes" article published in The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. In the case, the Court of Appeals recognized that…
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An Unconstitutional Delegation of Governmental Authority

Sarah Villanueva discussed City of Damascus v. Brown in a "Recent Case Notes" article published in The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Oregon AssocIation of Defense Counsel. Sarah explains the reasons that the Court of Appeals declared House…
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When Is an Appraisal Provision in a Contract an "Arbitration Agreement"?

Scott Seidman co-authored an article, "When Is an Appraisal Provision in a Contract an 'Arbitration Agreement'?", published in the Spring 2015 issue of The Litigation Journal, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar. Scott…
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Gwen Griffith Article Highlights Latest Oregon Tax Law Decisions Relevant to Tax Practitioners

The April-May 2015 issue of CPA Journal features an article by Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith, who chairs the firm’s Taxation practice group. The article highlights the most relevant of the nearly 200 Oregon state tax law decisions issued in 2014…
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Crowdfunding for Small Oregon Businesses - Proposed New Rules

Jeff Cronn and Claire Brown co-authored an article, "Crowdfunding for Small Oregon Businesses: Proposed New Rules," published in the winter 2014 issue of The Long View, the quarterly publication put together by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future…
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New Online Form 1023-EZ Makes Applying for Recognition of 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier

Shouka Rezvani, the chair of Tonkon Torp's Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Entities group, had an article published in the Fall 2014 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Nonprofit Organizations Law Section Newsletter. In her article, Shouka reviews the new Form…
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Steven Wilker Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Wood v. Moss

Steven Wilker had an article in the November 2014 issue of the Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, published by the Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section. In his article, "Presidential Security Trumps First Amendment: Wood v. Moss," Steven reviews the…
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Scott Seidman Reviews U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Local Government Meetings

Scott Seidman had an article in the November 2014 issue of the Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, published by the Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section. In his article, "Prayer at Local Government Meetings After Town of Greece," Scott reviews the…
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Financial Services Group Reviews Enforcement Actions and Privacy Notices for Compliance Newsletter

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued another installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. The Update, co-authored by Jessica Morgan, covered such topics as recent SEC enforcement actions and the new Annual…
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Cross-Examination: Torching the Calendar

Tonkon Torp trial attorney Dan Skerritt had an article, "Cross-Examination: Torching the Calendar," published in the new anthology book The Art of Cross-Examination, Essays from the Bench and Bar. The book was published by the American Bar…
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Making it Meaningful

The Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) movement is a growing trend within the business community to self-monitor and report the impact of business practices on consumers, employees, communities and the environment. For their article in the…
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Financial Services Group Covers Liability and SEC Testimonial Rule for Compliance Newsletter

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued another installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. Jessica Morgan co-authored the Update, which covered Chief Compliance Officer liability and how the SEC Testimonial…
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