Tonkon Torp Hosts Women in Environment Networking Event

Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted Women in Environment (WiE) for their annual spring networking event on March 31. Jeanette Schuster, who is on the board of WiE, led Tonkon's involvement with the event, which was…
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Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan Delve into Crowdfunding Portals

In advance of new equity crowdfunding rules coming in May 2016, Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan held a presentation at Tonkon Torp’s Portland office on March 16 to various fundraising technology and software companies about equity crowdfunding portal…
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Steven Wilker Honored by ACLU of Oregon

Tonkon Torp litigator Steven Wilker was one of three attorneys honored by the ACLU of Oregon at their annual Liberty Dinner on February 26. In the 60 year history of the ACLU of Oregon, only three of its cases have been taken all the way to the U.S…
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Tonkon Talk Covers Employee Handbook Fundamentals

Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment lawyers Clay Creps and Haley Miller Morrison covered employee handbooks in the March 2 Tonkon Talk. During their presentation, they explained why all employers — including small companies and start-ups — need handbooks…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OWLS Awards Dinner

On March 11, Tonkon Torp was a Platinum Sponsor at the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, held at the Portland Art Museum by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS). Sarah Einowski, who is on the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner Committee, organized Tonkon's participation…
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Haley Morrison Organizes Shamrock Run Team

Haley Morrison organized a team for the March 13 Shamrock Run, inviting fellow Tonkon runners to participate. For every registrant to Haley's team, $5 of the registration fee was donated directly to Playworks, where Haley serves on the board of…
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Jackson Lewis Speaks at Art of Leadership Program

On March 9, Jackson Lewis gave a presentation on the "Legal Duties of Nonprofit Directors" to participants in the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Art of Leadership Program. Jackson's presentation offered a summary of the basic duties of…
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Jon Stride and David Petersen Share Vice to Nice Case Study

Jon Stride and David Petersen presented their "Vice to Nice" case study on February 16 to a professional women's networking group. The transaction at the heart of the presentation was the development of Human Solution's new emergency family housing…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Power of the Purse Fundraiser

On March 4, Tonkon Torp was a sponsor for the seventh consecutive year at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's annual "Power of the Purse" auction. Turid Owren has been a Girls Inc board member since 2012.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Classic Wine Auction

Tonkon Torp was a Cru sponsor at the 32nd Annual Classic Wine Auction on March 5. Steven Wilker attended and coordinated the sponsorship in his capacity as a Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) board member.
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Jeff Bradford Moderates Conversation with Judge Hernandez

Jeff Bradford was moderator at the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Young Lawyers Division's "Conversation with Judge Hernandez" lunch on March 8. The Honorable Marco Hernandez, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, spoke about his…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CEJ Dinner

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the 25th Anniversary Dinner held by the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) on February 26. Eight Tonkon attorneys and their guests attended the dinner.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold Event

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold event on February 26. The Marathon Scholars program identifies students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have great promise and…
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Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 39th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 11 to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Workforce Alliance Expo Breakfast

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 24 Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) breakfast. Corbett Gordon, a member of the PWA board of directors, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. PWA builds partnerships between local businesses and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors RACC Breakfast of Champions

Tonkon Torp sponsored a half table at the February 24 Breakfast of Champions, held by Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). RACC board member Max Miller organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Hispanic Bar Association Dinner

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a table sponsor at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's 10th Annual Dinner on February 19. Kim Stafford led Tonkon's involvement with the event and worked to fill Tonkon's table.
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February Tonkon Talk Leaps into Business Contracts

Tonkon Torp business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes led a Tonkon Talk on the fundamentals of business contracts. Along with special guest Fritz Brumder, CEO and co-founder of Brandlive, they discussed the basics of business…
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Schmidt and Brown Provide Insight on New SEC Crowdfunding Rules

On January 27, Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an overview on the long-awaited SEC crowdfunding rules at a monthly meeting held by Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. Drea and Claire explained the new rules and how they differ from…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 MBA WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 14th Annual WinterSmash bowling fundraiser on February 6. Drea Schmidt organized Tonkon's involvement with the event in her capacity as an MBA Membership Committee member. WinterSmash…
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