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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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Meals on Wheels Event

On May 5, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at Meals on Wheels' spring luncheon. The luncheon brings together nearly 1,000 business and community leaders from the metropolitan area to raise awareness and urgently needed funds that "nourish the body and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA's 2016 TADA! Gala

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) TADA! Benefit Gala on April 30. Kristin Bremer Moore led Tonkon's involvement with the Benefit.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at Classroom Law Project Event

On April 27, Tonkon Torp and its Litigation Department sponsored a table at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) annual Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Benefit. Steven Wilker, a CLP board member, led Tonkon's participation at the event.
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Jackson Lewis Provides Trust Planning Guidance to Young Lawyers

On April 21, Jackson Lewis spoke to a gathering of young lawyers on advanced trust planning as part of the Estate Planning CLE Seminar Series offered by the Multnomah Bar Association. During his presentation, Jackson identified and described trusts…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Business Leaders Lunch

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor at Basic Rights Oregon's annual Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon on April 21. This year's lunch celebrated 20 years of Basic Rights Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at 2016 Susan G. Komen Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was an honor level table sponsor at the tenth annual "Lunch for the Cure" hosted by Susan G. Komen Oregon on April 21. Lindsay Reynolds, a member of the Susan G. Komen Ambassador Board, was the lead attorney for the event, organizing…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Tonkon Torp hosted Team in Training for an April 21 fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sarah Einowski, the lead attorney for the event, competes in half and full marathons with Team in Training, a community of athletes who get…
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Paul Conable Leads CLE on Expert Depositions

Tonkon Torp litigator Paul Conable spoke on a panel during the April 13 Multnomah Bar Association CLE program discussing effective strategies for expert depositions. During the panel, Paul and his co-presenters provided practical strategies for…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Cover Key Topics at Immigration Law Conference

On March 17 and 18, three attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice spoke at the 2016 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle. Melany Savitt spoke about alternatives to H-1B cap-subject petitions while Kwang-yi Ger…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Angel Oregon Showcase

Tonkon's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network (OEN) Angel Oregon Showcase on April 13. The Showcase brings together over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at…
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