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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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Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Season

Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group hosted a seminar on January 29 to discuss H-1Bs, the quota, and related processes and issues in advance of the government’s April 1-7 petition filing window. Kwang-yi Ger Gale, Haley Bjerk and Melina…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Event

On January 28, Tonkon Torp and the Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) for an event in their "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" series. The night featured a presentation by husband and wife entrepreneurs J.R. Storment…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Toastmasters Open House

Led by Caroline Harris Crowne, Tonkon Torp hosted the Suite Talkers Toastmasters Club for an open house luncheon on January 22. Caroline is a founder and member of the Suite Talkers group, which holds meetings twice a month at Tonkon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OLIO (Opportunity for Lawyers in Oregon) Annual Employer's Retreat

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was one of the sponsors of OLIO's annual Diversity & Inclusion Employment Retreat, held on January 23 at the Oregon State Bar in Tigard, Oregon. The retreat brings together students from all three Oregon law schools…
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January Tonkon Talk Focuses on Dispute Resolution

Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and Jason Bolt, founder of Revant Optics and Society43, led a lively discussion on dispute resolution at the January 6 "Tonkon Talk." The talk covered when happens when a business finds itself in a lawsuit…
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Colin Geiger Speaks at CLE on Obtaining and Using Medical Records

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke at a CLE lunch for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) at the firm’s downtown office on December 15. The CLE topic was “Medical & Psychological Records – Tips on Obtaining, Using, and Admitting…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks to CPAs Representing Cannabis-Related Clients

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Northwest Federal Tax Conference on a panel directed at CPAs who represent clients in the cannabis industry. His panel covered tax issues, planning, internal procedures, client screening, and intake…
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Logan, Brown and Tinker Cover Legal Realities for Cannabis Entrepreneurs

At the December 2 “Tonkon Talk” hosted by the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Tonkon Torp, attorneys Tatiana Logan, Claire Brown, and Alex Tinker spoke to more than 40 entrepreneurs and professionals about legal issues facing cannabis-related…
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Steven Wilker Explores the Ins and Outs of the Supreme Court

On November 11, Steven Wilker spoke at “The Supreme Court Inside and Out,” a CLE program presented by the OSB Business Litigation Section. The distinguished panelists discussed the ins and outs of preparing for and presenting arguments to the U.S…
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Tonkon Sponsors Queen's Bench 25th Annual Luncheon

Eight Tonkon attorneys and managers attended Queen Bench's 25th Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 8. Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the event, which honored Oregon women judges.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Willamette Law Alumni Event

On December 3, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, an alum of Willamette Law, attended the event and brought it to Tonkon Torp.
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Tom Palmer Leads Roundtable on Governance Priorities

On November 19, Tonkon Torp attorney Tom Palmer chaired a roundtable discussion on governance priorities for small-cap public company directors. At the event, hosted by the Portland, Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate…
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Jan Neuman Discusses Water Storage at Water Law Conference

On November 13, Tonkon Torp attorney Jan Neuman spoke at the Seminar Group’s 24th Annual Water Law Conference. Jan participated in a panel titled, "Hot Topics in the Development of New Water Storage." During her presentation, “Farmer v. Farmer: EVWD…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon recently participated in a panel at the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to share experiences hiring and working with "second chance employees" – employees who have…
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Clay Creps Speaks at Employment Law Litigation Bootcamp

On November 6, Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke at an Oregon State Bar "bootcamp" for new lawyers regarding discovery issues arising in employment law litigation. The talk covered issues which are particular to employment…
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Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford Speak at OSB Business Law Section Annual Seminar

Tonkon Torp litigators Frank Weiss and Jeff Bradford spoke at the OSB Business Law Section annual seminar held on November 5. Their session focused on contract boilerplate and Oregon common law, providing insight into common pitfalls in contract…
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November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Employment Law

At the “Tonkon Talk” held November 4, Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori, lawyers from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, spoke about employment law issues that start-ups and growing businesses may encounter. The three…
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Three Generations of Tonkon Torp Lawyers Recognized at Business Law Lunch

Three generations of Tonkon Torp business lawyers were recognized at the Annual OSB Business Law Section seminar and lunch on November 5. Ken Stephens, a recently retired founding partner, received the James B. Castles Leadership award. Justin Denton…
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Tonkon Holds Seminar for Women Business Leaders

Tonkon Torp co-sponsored and presented at a seminar for women business leaders. The program featured a panel of three sets of local women business owners and their professional service providers, all of whom shared their experiences with the joys and…
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