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Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala
Led by our Immigration practice group, Tonkon Torp was a premiere sponsor at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon Gala on October 20. Melina LaMorticella, chair of AILA's Oregon chapter, attended the event along with Turid…
Drew Hagedorn Co-Chairs Transportation Strategies Seminar
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn co-chaired a day-long Transportation Strategies Seminar on October 6 in Portland. During the event, offered by the Seminar Group, Drew moderated two panel sessions on legislative matters and local transportation…
October Tonkon Talk Explores Commercial and Cyber Insurance
At the October Tonkon Talk, litigation attorney Frank Weiss and intellectual property attorney Eric Beach discussed the role that commercial and cyber insurance play in a business's risk mitigation strategy. The presentation explored the different…
Jeff Bradford Models for Dress for Success
Jeff Bradford was a model at the Dress for Success fashion show event held by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on October 13. Eight Tonkon attorneys attended the event which was a fundraiser for the Oregon chapter of Dress for Success, a nonprofit…
Bob Carey Briefs Trucking Association on Employment Law Changes
Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Trucking Association's 65th Annual Leadership Convention on September 23 at the Eagle Crest resort in Redmond, Oregon. His talk, "Who's The Boss: Employment Law Changes That May Drive You Crazy…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 "Gathering of Good"
Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser, held October 6. Tonkon's involvement was led by Steven Wilker, chair of the MFS board of directors and executive committee.
Drew Hagedorn Brings Expertise to AOI Manufacturers' Roundtable
On September 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke as a policy expert on the Transportation panel at the Associated Oregon Industries Manufacturers' Roundtable. Topics the panel discussed included transportation policy, 2017 expectations…
Shouka Rezvani Discusses Nonprofit and School Law for OSB Seminar
On September 30, Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani gave a presentation at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Nonprofit Law CLE seminar that explored the intersection of nonprofits and school law. Shouka was instrumental in the founding of Le Monde…
Michael Willes Covers Waivers at NALS Conference
On September 23, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes spoke about waivers at the NALS of Oregon Fall Board and Educational Conference. During his presentation, Michael reviewed the various forms that waivers can take, discussed recent Oregon cases…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors BTA's 2016 Alice Awards
Tonkon Torp was a Community Advocate sponsor at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Alice Awards on September 24. The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Friends of Baseball Gala
Tonkon Torp was a Cy Young sponsor at the September 23 Friends of Baseball (FOB) gala held at the Oregon Golf Club. Drew Hagedorn led Tonkon's involvement with the event - he is a member of the FOB board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Hosts the Conversation Project
Tonkon Torp is hosting a series of Conversation Project lunches in 2016. Offered by Oregon Humanities, the Conversation Project engages communities throughout the state in thoughtful and challenging conversations on topics and ideas that will shape…
Turid Owren Presents at 2016 AILA Business Immigration Conference
On September 23, Turid Owren spoke at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) Business Immigration Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Turid and her co-panelists gave an "H-1B Workshop," offering an in-depth examination of the issues…
Tonkon Torp Offers Trial Practice Program for Associates
As the overall number of trials decreases, new attorneys have limited opportunity to practice and hone courtroom advocacy skills. Because there is no substitute for examining live witnesses, Tonkon Torp trial lawyer William F. (“Rick”) Martson, Jr…
Financial Service Attorneys Explain Fiduciary Rule Updates for GPCA
On September 15, Tonkon Torp hosted the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA) for a registered investor advisor training session. Around 25 people, all chief compliance officers from investment advisors in Portland, attended the training…
Back to Business Contracts with September Tonkon Talk
During the September Tonkon Talk, business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes continued their conversation about business contracts in a session called, "Contracts 102." The presentation focused on providing insight and tips on the…
Tonkon Talk Covers Employment Law Ground
On August 3, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorneys Clay Creps and Haley Morrison hosted a fast-paced Q&A that covered employment law policies and best practices. The audience was invited to ask their most burning employment law questions, and the…