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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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Corbett Gordon Speaks to Criminal Defense Lawyers and Practice Managers on Management Practices

Corbett Gordon spoke on October 22 at a best practices firm management seminar held as part of the two-day annual conference of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Corbett co-presented a performance management session that focused on…
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Schmidt and Brown Cover Fundraising Strategies for Start-ups

At the “Tonkon Talk” hosted last month by the Entrepreneurial Services Group, business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala

Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the October 30 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts the OSPF Reception

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) for a reception on October 29. Since 1995, the OSPF has provided more than $8.5 million to preserve and enhance Oregon State Parks.
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Gwen Griffith Speaks to OSB Members on Business Closure Tax Issues

Gwendolyn Griffith spoke to members of the Oregon State Bar at a day-long program designed for attorneys without a tax background. Gwen’s talk provided insight into tax issues that may arise during a business closure. She explored the tax…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual YRJ Gala

Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the 40th Anniversary Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on October 24. Gwen Griffith, YRJ Board President, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Tom Holce Dinner

On October 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox organized Tonkon's participation at the event and attended along with David Forman, Lauren Wallace…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Multnomah Bar Association "Absolutely Social"

Tonkon Torp sponsored the annual Absolutely Social event held by the Multnomah Bar Association on October 22. Tonkon's sponsorship of the event was managed by the firm's Litigation Department; 11 Tonkon litigators attended the social, which was also…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual AILA Gala

Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gala on October 22. Melina LaMorticella managed Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with clients, and seven members of the firm's…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsor OEDA Annual Conference

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Annual Conference, running October 18 through October 20. Rocky Dallum organized the sponsorship and attended the conference.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Equal Justice Works Dinner in DC

On October 20, Tonkon Torp was a benefactor sponsor at the annual Equal Justice Works Dinner in Washington, DC. Equal Justice Works provides opportunities for law students and new lawyers to pursue their passion in public interest law.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PHRMA Appreciation Event

Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at the PHRMA (Portland Human Resource Management Association) Member & Volunteer Appreciation Event held October 15 at OMSI. Corbett Gordon, a PHRMA board member, attended the event along with Clay Creps.
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Dan Skerritt Shares Cross-Examination Skills with Young Lawyers

Trial lawyer Dan Skerritt recently spoke to the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association on the art of cross-examination. He provided tips on how to improve cross-examination skills, ways to organize topics to take advantage of…
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