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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’s…
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 functionally…
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, health…
Email Etiquette for Young Lawyers
In his article for the October issue of Multnomah Lawyer, Tonkon Torp business attorney Michael Willes discusses the importance of mastering email etiquette for young lawyers. Taking a conscientious approach to one's communications and respecting the…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…