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Pro Bono Opportunity Change Lives: Helping Juvenile Sex Offenders with Registration Relief

Multnomah Lawyer published the below article, in their June 2014 issue. The article is about the CLiF project and their efforts to recruit more attorney volunteers. Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou banded together in 2011 to…
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Why Portland's Tonkon Torp Expects to 'Benefit' from New Law Practice Group

Tonkon Torp's new Benefit Company Law practice group was featured in this morning's edition of the Portland Business Journal. The article highlights Tonkon Torp's long term commitment to sustainable principles and features an interview with Benefit…
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Trial Practice Professor Rick Martson Prepares Students for Court

Tonkon Torp litigator Rick Martson, a Visiting Professor at Willamette University College of Law, was recently profiled in the Spring 2014 issue of the law school's Willamette Lawyer magazine. The article highlights Martson's teaching methods and…
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Analysis Paralysis Shouldn't Hinder Charity

In his March 21 article for the Portland Business Journal's annual "Estate & Charitable Planning Section," Jackson Lewis discusses strategies for charitable donors making substantial gifts. Sometimes donors can feel frustrated because the act of…
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Financial Services Practice Group Issues Compliance Update Newsletter

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services practice group issued the first installment in their Funds and Advisers Compliance Update newsletter. The Update, co-authored by Jessica Morgan, covered such topics as how private funds can transition from 3(c)(1) to…
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Looking Past the 'Big Law' Business Model

In his article for the January 31 issue of the Portland Business Journal, Jeff Cronn encourages law firms to look past "big law" business models. He uses Tonkon Torp as a prime example of a firm adopting an intentionally fluid infrastructure, rather…
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Steve Olson & Paul Conable Quoted Regarding the City of Lake Oswego Access Dismissal

Congratulations to Steve Olson and Paul Conable on their recent victory regarding Oswego Lake! Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Henry Breithaupt’s opinion granted summary judgment to our client, the City of Lake Oswego, as well as to the other…
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Oregon’s Failure to Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program

On December 20, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of intent (NOI) to find that Oregon has failed to submit an approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution…
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Two Lawyers Work to Give Ex-offenders a New Start

The Oregon State Bar Bulletin published the below article, authored by Cliff Collins, in their January 2014 issue. The article is about the CLiF project and its two founding lawyers, Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou. Griffith and…
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Justin Denton Quoted in the Medford Mail Tribune

Tonkon Torp client, Rogue Creamery became Oregon's first-recognized Benefit Company last week. Justin Denton did the legal work to maneuver Rogue Creamery into this "first place" slot, and was quoted in a January 3, 2014 article in the Medford Mail…
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Steven Wilker Quoted in the Corvallis Gazette-Times

Steven Wilker was interviewed as a media law expert for a December 29, 2013 article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times. The article was additionally picked up and reported by Oregon Live. The story concerned an Oregon State University student media…
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Be Alert When Buying a ‘Troubled’ Company

In his "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Tim Conway advises buyers on how best to handle the purchase of "troubled" companies and companies that have filed for bankruptcy. Regardless of whether the sale is private or…
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How to Obtain and Preserve Value When Selling a Business

In his "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn offers advice to business owners on how to obtain the best possible deal when selling their business.
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One Size Does Not Fit All: FMLA Leave and Same-Sex Couples

In their "General Counsel" article for the November issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Krista Hardwick and Bob Carey discuss the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it applies to same-sex couples.
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Kimberlee Stafford Edits Environmental Law Reference Book

Tonkon Torp’s Kimberlee Stafford is co-editor of a new reference book on Environmental Law regulation and permitting. Stafford is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, as well as the Energy and Real Estate practice…
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Before Selling a Business, Consider a Buyer’s Perspective

In her "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Sherrill Corbett advises business owners on best practices to follow when preparing to sell a company. An owner will want to review the business from a buyer’s perspective and conduct…
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The CLiF Project Needs You!

In their article for the Autumn 2013 issue of Youth, Rights & Justice's Juvenile Law Reader, Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou discuss the CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) project and encourage attorneys to get involved. Griffith and Ballou co-founded CLiF…
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Affordable Care Act Retaliation

For their "General Counsel" article for the October issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey advise employers on how to recognize and appropriately document employee complaints to avoid…
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Catch Up On Recent Changes in Employee Leave Laws

In her "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Corbett Gordon reviews recent changes in Oregon employee leave laws. These changes include new requirements for sick leave for Portland workers, as well as changes to leave laws for…
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Stay Engaged in the Bankruptcy Process

Ava Schoen advises bankruptcy creditors on how to best manage their role in the bankruptcy process for an article published in the September-October issue of NACM Oregon's Business Credit Journal.
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