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Tyler Harkness Speaks to PSU Students about ICOs
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a guest speaker for a blockchain seminar offered by Portland State University. Tyler spoke to graduate students about the evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and related federal and state securities laws…
Environmental & Natural Resources Group Organizes SOLVE IT Earth Day Cleanup Project
Jeanette Schuster, Janet Neuman, and Elizabeth Goodman volunteered during the 30th annual statewide SOLVE IT for Earth Day cleanup initiative.
Parna Mehrbani Speaks at Portland Women in Leadership Symposium
Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani was a featured panelist at the 2019 Portland Women in Leadership Symposium held on March 28. The event, “Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up,” highlighted six women leaders from a cross section of professions…
Justin Denton Leads Session on Shareholder Agreement for OSU
Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton led a session on shareholder agreements at the April 11 "Family Business 360" breakfast event, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Justin shared how a family business can use…
Tyler Harkness Explores ICOs and Blockchain’s Impact on Venture Capital Financing at TechFest NW
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was featured on two panels during TechFest NW, which was held at Portland State University (PSU).
Anna Sortun Shares Experience with Closely Held Business Disputes at OSB CLE
Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun spoke at the OSB Business Litigation Section CLE on March 20. Anna joined a panel that explored disputes among owners of closely held businesses, which often means navigating litigation between family members or former…
Parna Mehrbani Speaks about Copyright in the Craft Industry
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of the Tigard Knitting Guild about how copyright protects the livelihood of craft designers.
Serial Entrepreneur Genevieve LeMarchal Leads April Tonkon Talk
Genevieve LeMarchal, one of the founders of XXcelerate Fund, was the featured guest at the April 3 Tonkon Talk.
Tim Conway Speaks at 32nd Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute
Tonkon Torp partner Tim Conway spoke at the 32nd Annual NW Bankruptcy Institute.
Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach Host Employer Briefing on California Consumer Privacy Act
On March 14, Tonkon Torp attorneys Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach hosted an introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Blerina Kotori Participates in OEN “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk
On March 13, Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori was a panelist at the “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk hosted by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Provide Legal Overview at TiE XL Bootcamp
On March 4, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups participating in the TiE Oregon XL Bootcamp.
Tonkon Torp Hosts Oregon Equal Pay Act Briefings
In March, employment law attorneys Kristin Bremer Moore and Lindsay Reynolds hosted two briefings on the Oregon Equal Pay Act, which largely took effect on January 1. The events were held to help Portland employers understand the key provisions of…
Founder of ZOOM Shares His Startup Journey at March Tonkon Talk
At the March 6 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Dave Sanders, M.D., former CEO and Co-Founder of ZOOM+Care. He shared stories and lessons learned from the founding, growth and sale of ZOOM.
Drew Hagedorn Moderates Keynote Panel for AGC Annual Meeting
Tonkon Torp partner Drew Hagedorn moderated the opening keynote panel at the annual business meeting of the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter. The panel, "Oregon’s New Political Landscape: What Does it Mean for Our Industry in…
Tonkon Talks Provides a Roadmap for CA Consumer Privacy Act
The February 6 Tonkon Talk guided business owners through the pending implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which passed in 2018. Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach provided background on the legislation, explained how broadly…
Kristin Bremer Moore Speaks at NW Agriculture Show
Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore led a seminar on wage and hour issues in agriculture at the Northwest Agriculture Show. After reviewing the rules laid out in the Fair Standards Labor Act (FLSA), and the Oregon and Washington wage and hour…
A New Year of Tonkon Talks Kicks Off with Discussion on Business Scaling
At the January 9 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Deepa Seshan, President of Kindle Consulting LLC. Her talk focused on helping startups scale up in a supportable manner.
Rocky Dallum Speaks at SEDCOR Forum
On January 9, Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum provided a legislative preview at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) forum. Oregon’s 80th Legislative Session convenes on January 22. Rocky reviewed the major issues being proposed…