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Spring Wind and Rain: Too Much of a Good Thing?

In his June 20 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the problem of excess energy supply facing Bonneville Power Administration. As a result of a wet winter and heavy spring runoff sent through Snake and…
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Protecting the Board of Directors

In his June 12 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeff Cronn discusses the importance of understanding directors’ obligations, and of having the right tools in place to protect them. When a company becomes ready to raise…
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Sustainability: What Law Firms Have at Stake

Max Miller, chair of Tonkon Torp's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, is quoted in an article on sustainability in the May issue of Of Counsel. Miller discusses Tonkon Torp's own efforts towards sustainability in the article, which…
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies

Haley Morrison was involved in a Paul Hastings client alert in May 2012 about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC), titled "EEOC Issues New Guidance on Background Checks - ‘Business Necessity’ Standard Now Applies."
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Tonkon Torp Litigation Attorneys Write Material for OSB Guide to Pleading and Practice

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp's Litigation practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar's newly published Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, 6th edition.
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Financing Renewable Energy Projects is Tricky, but Not Impossible

In his May 16 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen reviews the current financing possibilities and difficulties facing the renewable energy industry. As a result of the slow-growing economy and low natural gas prices…
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Issuing Equity to Employees

In their May 8 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Darcy Norville and Michael Millender discuss the merits and drawbacks of issuing equity to employees. Offering an ownership stake in the company can be an appealing way for…
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Unleash the Power of Thor: Why Aren't More People Talking About Thorium?

In his April 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Duncan Delano details the energy potential of the element thorium. An untapped source of nuclear energy, thorium reactors can be safer, greener, and more energy-efficient than…
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Does ORCP 82 Really Require Security for Every Preliminary Injunction?

In his Spring 2012 Litigation Journal article, Steven Wilker studies the 1985 Oregon Supreme Court decision that a preliminary injunction issued without requiring security is void. As a result, the injunction order could be disobeyed without…
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Oregon Can't Afford Not to Invest in Renewables

In her "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kimberlee Stafford discusses recent efforts by Oregon and Washington legislators to water down their respective state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). While Oregon's HB 4073 withered…
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Carefully Structure LLCs to Avoid Unintended Consequences

In an article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Justin Denton warns business owners to look closely at default rules when structuring LLCs. These default rules are almost never what owners would choose if they had been aware of them. The best…
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Defense Department Leads the Way for Solar on Federal Lands

In his February 15 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen discusses the results of a new Department of Defense study on the potential for solar energy development on federal lands. The report evaluates the solar energy…
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Supervisors Must Recognize Requests for Accommodations

In a February 3 article for the Portland Business Journal, Clay Creps discusses front-line supervisors' obligation to recognize what constitutes a reasonable request for accommodation by an employee. Properly training supervisors to recognize these…
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A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, A Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters

Tonkon Torp Managing Partner Michael M. Morgan was recently interviewed in the January Of Counsel article, "A Portland Partnership Shines, with Growth During Recession, a Collegial Culture, and an Ability to Win Major Matters."
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Leveraged Buyout Borrowers Face a Refinancing 'Cliff'

Tonkon Torp business attorney Michael Fletcher is quoted at length in a January 27th article in the Portland Business Journal. The article discusses the impending refinancing 'cliff' tied to billions of dollars in loans and bonds from the leveraged…
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California Cap and Trade Program Likely to Face Legal Challenges

In his January 18, 2012 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Paul Conable discusses challenges California's recently adopted "cap and trade program" is likely to face, and what that may mean for other states if they attempt to…
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"Going Rogue" Vendor Control in the Age of HR Outsourcing

Haley Morrison was featured in an article in The Recorder titled "'Going Rogue' Vendor Control in the Age of HR Outsourcing" in December 2011. Haley joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice in 2015. She provides counsel to employers on a wide…
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Law Firm Centers its Energy on the Portland Market

The Portland Business Journal awarded Tonkon Torp 5th place in the Professional Services Category at the December 7th, "Oregon's Most Admired Companies" Luncheon. The Portland Business Journal also published a profile of the firm in the December 9…
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Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear

Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Inside Counsel titled "Employee Classifications: Getting the C-Suite's Ear" in December 2011. This article addresses how to avoid the dangers of wage and hour class-actions.
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Preserving Bull Run: Looking Deeper into Portland's Water Variance

In an editorial for the Oregonian, Tonkon Water Law expert Janet Neuman celebrates Portland's recent victory in obtaining a variance from the Environmental Protection Agency's treatment standards for Bull Run water. Neuman stresses that the…
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