Frank Weiss and Jeff Cronn Lead OSB Program on Indemnity Provisions & Principles

On June 10, Tonkon Torp partners Frank Weiss and Jeff Cronn led a CLE presentation in Bend on Indemnity Provisions & Principles for the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. In their exploration of indemnity "Traps for the Unwary," Frank and…
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Tonkon Attorneys Attend Father of the Year Awards

On June 15, Haley Morrison, Bob Carey, Jackson Lewis, and David Forman attended the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Father of the Year Awards and Auction. Among the awardees was Randy Miller, Tonkon client and father of Haley Morrison.
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Makers Meet to Talk Business Law Basics

Tonkon Torp business lawyer Lauren Wallace led a Tonkon Talk on June 1 covering Business Law basics for innovators and entrepreneurs involved in Maker culture in Oregon. Lauren discussed the legal realities of making and selling with special guest…
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Clay Creps Explores Employment Law Discovery at OSB Bootcamp

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke on June 2 at the Labor and Employment Law Bootcamp organized by the Oregon State Bar. The intensive two-day program was offered to new lawyers and those interested in expanding their practice…
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Tonkon Attorneys Attend ID Experts Golf Classic

Tonkon attorneys and University of Oregon alums Jessica Morgan and Chris Pallanch, along with their guests, participated in the 25th Annual ID Experts Gold Classic held June 13. The Golf Classic was put on by the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP) and…
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James Hein Digs into Acquisition Agreements for CLE Program

Tonkon Torp business attorney James Hein spoke in April at a National Business Institute CLE program titled, "Handling the Sale of a Business." The program touched upon key elements of the full acquisition process from drafting a first summary to…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Social

On June 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section for a summer social with area summer associates, clerks, and interns. The event was a chance for future Oregon lawyers to network with each other and to meet practicing lawyers from…
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Jeff Cronn Provides Closely Held Businesses with Legal Perspective on Transitions

On May 25, Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn spoke on a panel of professional business advisors at a business transition planning seminar hosted by KeyBank for closely held businesses. Jeff provided a perspective on legal issues relevant to business…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Breakfast Briefing on Avoiding Common HR Traps

Blerina Kotori led a breakfast briefing and Q&A session at the Tonkon Torp office with Anne Donovan, president of Xenium HR. The presentation to Portland employers covered the legal implications of three common HR traps, and provided practical…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Second Chance Summit in New York City

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon, who is a member of the Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Board, was in New York City on May 24 to speak at the Second Chance Summit hosted by the Foundation at The New School in Manhattan.
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LaMorticella and Savitt Lead CLE for the Oregon Chapter of AILA

On May 20, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorneys Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on employment-based immigration to members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers…
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Jan Neuman Participates in National Water Law Forum

Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman participated in a National Water Law Forum held in Portland on May 11-13. The forum, developed by an ad hoc coordinating group, was designed to foster open discussion and innovative thought about current water law…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 FBA Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Federal Bar Association's annual dinner on May 22. Chris Pallanch and Jeff Bradford, both members of FBA Oregon's board of directors, organized the sponsorship. This year's dinner celebrated diversity on the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 "Day of Hope"

Tonkon Torp sponsored the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) "Day of Hope" on May 22. "A Day of Hope" is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Jan Neuman Speaks at OEC Business Forum on Water

On May 4, Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman spoke at the Business Forum hosted by the Oregon Environmental Council, called "Drought and Floods in Oregon: Plan Now or Pay Later." The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders in water resource…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors UO Pioneer Awards

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the May 19 Pioneer Awards, put on by the University of Oregon at the Portland Art Museum.Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's participation at the event, which honored long-time client and friend of the firm, Harry…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

On May 12, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Practice Group attorneys hosted their annual employment law seminar for human resource professionals and other business leaders. Over 200 attendees listened to Star Wars-themed presentations that covered…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors RACC Battle of the Bands

Tonkon Torp sponsored the May 12 corporate Battle of the Bands put on by Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) at the Crystal Ballroom. The event was a benefit for Work for Art, a nonprofit supporting 100+ arts and culture organizations in our…
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Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Discuss "Shaking the Fundraising Tree" at Tonkon Talk

At the May 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues related to certain types of fundraising. They compared new types of fundraising, including "Regulation Crowdfunding," to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Tech Awards

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Technology Association of Oregon's 2016 Oregon Tech Awards on May 12. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry.
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