Rocky Dallum Provides Agricultural Law Legislative Update

On July 20, Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum provided a legislative update at the Agriculture Law program held by the Seminar Group. Rocky reviewed the major themes of Oregon’s 2018 legislative session and provided an overview of new laws that will…
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Alan Perkins Provides Immigration Update at Global Mobility Seminar

On June 19, Tonkon Torp immigration attorney Alan Perkins spoke at a seminar focusing on various aspects of global mobility for businesses including international tax, immigration, and tax reform. The event was co-presented by Tonkon Torp LLP at the…
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Anna Sortun and Justin Denton Discuss Buy-Sell Provisions at OSB CLE

On June 19, Tonkon Torp partners Anna Sortun and Justin Denton were featured speakers at a CLE presentation that focused on crafting and defending buy-sell provisions. The event was hosted by the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section.
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Wilker and Beach Break Down GDPR Compliance at Tonkon Talk

At the June 27 Tonkon Talk, attorneys Steven Wilker and Eric Beach led a discussion on the newly rolled out General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts Oregon companies that target or collect information about customers in the EU.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Program on Tax Reform Implications for Real Estate

Tonkon Torp hosted a social hour and program to highlight key implications of the 2017 federal tax overhaul for real estate investors. David Petersen covered the key components of tax reform that apply to real estate investors. Michael Millender…
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Colin Geiger Speaks at Annual OADC Convention

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke to the general assembly at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) annual convention on June 16. His topic was handling confidential employee information, ranging from medical information to job…
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks at Oregon State Bar Admission Ceremony

Tonkon Torp attorney Parna Mehrbani spoke at the admission ceremony for new members of the Oregon State Bar (OSB), held by the Supreme Court of Oregon on May 17. Parna addressed the new lawyers in her capacity as Chair of the Oregon Bench and Bar…
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Gwen Griffith Covers New Tax Law at Northwest AFP Summit

On May 17, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith spoke at the annual summit organized by the Northwest Association for Finance Professionals. Gwen provided an update on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and its impact on businesses. In addition to…
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Sherrill Corbett and Gwen Griffith Speak at Business Transition Seminar

On May 31, Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar on business transitions with Geffen Mesher and KeyBank. The event for local business leaders was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Nearly 100 attendees filled the room to hear the presenters share…
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June Tonkon Talk Clarifies the Hazy Law of Industrial Hemp and CBD

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker, co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, led a discussion at the June 6 Tonkon Talk on the evolving legal status of industrial hemp and CBD. Alex provided a historical context for the current federal…
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Tom Palmer and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at ACC Meeting

Tonkon Torp partners were featured panelists at the May 21 Oregon Chapter of the Association for Corporate Counsel meeting held at NIKE World Headquarters. Tom Palmer moderated the panel, which explored how to communicate uncertainty while…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at OASOTN Conference

On May 9, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the annual Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) Conference. The conference convenes a wide range of professionals who interact in Oregon's youth correctional system, all…
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Gwen Griffith Speaks at OSB Tax Reform Lunch and Learn

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the April 18 “Lunch and Learn” program hosted by the Oregon State Bar. Gwen’s presentation was on the business tax aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. She focused on the new, lower tax rates…
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Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers

On May 10, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2018…
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Owen Blank Helps OAME Celebrate 30 Years

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank was a featured panelist at the 30th Annual Trade Show and Luncheon of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME). Held on May 10 in Portland, the event honored three decades of partnerships that OAME has…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Provides Guidance on Expert Witnesses to Young Lawyers

On May 10, Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne led a CLE session on expert witnesses for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section series on Advanced Litigation. Caroline shared lessons she’s learned in her litigation practice and…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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