On April 27, Tonkon Torp Partner Owen Blank moderated a panel for an event hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The program, “Everybody’s In, Nobody’s Out: Confronting Institutional Racism in the Business World,” brought together staff and members of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) to share their knowledge and insight. The panelists discussed how to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities throughout Oregon. They also shared ways that attorneys can use their platform and practice to help minority entrepreneurs overcome racial injustice, inequities, and other challenges facing their businesses. Owen serves on the Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee and has supported OAME for over 30 years.
Owen has an extensive range of legal experience in business, commercial, real estate, and corporate matters. Among the clients he represents are small family-held businesses, national and international corporations, nonprofit organizations, and charitable foundations. His industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, sports, media, entertainment, and technology.