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Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt Review 2020 H-1B Season for AILA Oregon

Tonkon Torp partners Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt led a CLE program for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon chapter on the 2020 H-1B lottery season. The attorneys reviewed the competitive H-1B program from both the…
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Immigration Group Speaks to International Students at Reed College

On February 11, Turid Owren, Melany Savitt, and Erika Robles Jones spoke to international students at Reed College about their options for U.S. employment after they graduate. They reviewed optional practical training, the process for obtaining an H…
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Tyler Harkness Is Keynote Speaker at LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a keynote speaker at the inaugural LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp held on March 1 in McMinnville. Tyler’s session focused on business law for startups.
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Erickson and Mehrbani Review 2019 Trademark Law for Oregon State Bar

Tonkon Torp partners Chris Erickson and Parna Mehrbani led a review of 2019 trademark law at the annual Intellectual Property Year-in-Review program hosted by the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section. Parna is currently the Chair of the…
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James Hein Looks Ahead to 2020 in Thought Leader Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney James Hein was featured in the year-end “Thought Leader Forum” series published by the Portland Business Journal. The Forum interview, conducted in December 2019, looked ahead to 2020 and explored trends in a wide range of topics…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Attorneys Brief Employers on the 2020 H-1B Cap Season

On February 6, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Practice Group held a briefing for employers to help them prepare for the upcoming H-1B Cap season. Attorneys Melina LaMorticella, Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, and Melany Savitt led a program that…
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Parna Mehrbani Covers FTC #Compliance for Social Media Advertising and Influencers

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was a featured panelist at a Lewis & Clark Law School “IP Business Series” program on "The Contracts Behind Influencer and Audience Arrangements" hosted by the Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO).
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks to University of Oregon Law Students for Business Law Week

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke at the University of Oregon Law School as a featured panelist during the school’s “Business Law Week.” Her panel of three attorneys discussed their experiences as women practicing business law.
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Sherrill Corbett and Jessica Morgan Lead M&A Panel for Oregon Cannabis Association

Tonkon Torp partners Sherrill Corbett and Jessica Morgan led a panel discussion on M&A in the cannabis industry at the Oregon Cannabis Association member happy hour. Tapping into their experience of helping clients sell or seek investment in a…
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Steven Wilker Discusses Religious Displays on Public Land for Portland Humanists

On January 12, Tonkon Torp partner Steven Wilker led a discussion for the Humanists of Greater Portland about the state of the law regarding religious displays on public lands.
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Gwen Griffith Presents to Oregon Society of CPAs on Oregon Tax Court Cases

Gwen Griffith presented at the annual State and Local Tax Conference sponsored by the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her presentation focused on the 2019 cases decided by the Oregon Tax Court, in both the Magistrate and Regular…
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Parna Mehrbani Addresses Imposter Syndrome with Lewis & Clark Law Students

Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani was the featured speaker at a Lewis & Clark Law School presentation co-sponsored by the school’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Forum on Courage for Women Business Leaders

Tonkon Torp co-hosted “Start with Courage,” an event for women entrepreneurs, with KeyBank and Geffen Mesher. The annual event, which was emceed by Tonkon Torp Partner Anna Sortun, was attended by over 150 women who hold founder and leadership…
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Gwen Griffith Talks Capital Accounts at IRS/Practitioners Forum

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the October 31, 2019 IRS/Practitioners Forum program hosted by the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section, the Oregon Society of CPAs, and the IRS.
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Parna Mehrbani Covers Professionalism with the Deschutes County Bar Association

Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of the Deschutes County Bar Association on the topic of professionalism.
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Rachel Atchison and Michael Millender Review Opportunity Zones for OSB Securities Regulation Section

Rachel Atchison and Michael Millender provided an overview of Opportunity Zone tax incentives at the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section Annual Meeting.
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Chris Erickson and Parna Mehrbani Host Seminar on Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry

Tonkon Torp partners Chris Erickson and Parna Mehrbani hosted a seminar on October 24 to discuss trademark issues specific to the cannabis industry. Their program included an introduction to the process of researching and obtaining trademark rights…
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Gwen Griffith Reviews LLC Operating Agreements for OSB Broadbrush Taxation Event

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith was a featured speaker at the “Broadbrush Taxation: Tax Law for Non-Tax Lawyers” seminar hosted by the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. The event was designed to help non-tax lawyers understand key tax issues.
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Around Employment Law Pitfalls

The October Tonkon Talk provided startups with a roadmap for working with independent contractors. Kristin Bremer Moore, Chair of Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group, broke down the differences between employees and independent…
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Alex Tinker Presents at TiE Oregon Guide to Intersection of Health, Tech, and Cannabis

Alex Tinker was a featured speaker at the Guide to the Intersection of Health, Tech & Cannabis seminar hosted by TiE Oregon. He focused on the cannabis industry’s complex transition as it becomes regulated at the state level while still largely…
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