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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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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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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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