Here's what's happening.
Bob Carey Covers Sick Leave Law for Young Lawyers
On October 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke to members of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about recent changes to sick leave laws. During his presentation, Bob highlighted best practices for implementing the new sick…
Max Miller Speaks at Superfund Conference
Environmental attorney Max Miller, Jr. spoke at the 22nd annual Superfund in Oregon Conference, which took place in Portland on October 21. The conference covered topics related to federal and state environmental cleanup laws, programs, policies, and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala
Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a dance party sponsor at the October 28 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kim Stafford organized Tonkon's participation at the event, which also celebrated BRO's 20th anniversary.
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 CEJ Fundraiser Kick-Off Event
Tonkon Torp held a kick-off event for the annual fundraiser of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The October 27 event was put together by Tonkon's Committee for the CEJ: Daniel Skerritt, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Michael Willes.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions "Inspire" Dinner
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at Human Solutions' annual "Inspire" fundraiser dinner on October 27. Jon Stride attended the event with Eric Beach and their guests, and Tonkon donated four table tickets to Human Solutions. Founded in 1988, Human…
Women Business Leaders Gather at Seminar Co-Hosted by Tonkon Torp
In late October, Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar for women business leaders. The seminar, moderated by Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith, and featuring attorney Sherrill Corbett as a panelist, offered three panels that paired local women business…
Whooshh Fish Ladder Lures Environmental Attorneys
In early fall, environmental law attorneys Jeanette Schuster, Max Miller, and Stephanie Grant joined a fun outing to Whooshh Innovations' live fish transport system on the Washougal River in the Columbia Gorge. The event was offered by the Oregon…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 22, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a Table sponsor and a Program sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Brenda Meltebeke, David Forman, Claire Brown, and David…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 16th Annual OBA Statesman Dinner
On October 20, Tonkon Torp was a leadership table sponsor at the 16th annual Statesman Dinner, held by the Oregon Business Association (OBA). The sponsorship was organized by the Government Relations practice group.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 YRJ Gala
Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the 8th Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on October 15. Gwen Griffith, past president of the YRJ Board, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. Tonkon Torp has a…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala
Led by our Immigration practice group, Tonkon Torp was a premiere sponsor at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon Gala on October 20. Melina LaMorticella, chair of AILA's Oregon chapter, attended the event along with Turid…
Drew Hagedorn Co-Chairs Transportation Strategies Seminar
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn co-chaired a day-long Transportation Strategies Seminar on October 6 in Portland. During the event, offered by the Seminar Group, Drew moderated two panel sessions on legislative matters and local transportation…
October Tonkon Talk Explores Commercial and Cyber Insurance
At the October Tonkon Talk, litigation attorney Frank Weiss and intellectual property attorney Eric Beach discussed the role that commercial and cyber insurance play in a business's risk mitigation strategy. The presentation explored the different…
Jeff Bradford Models for Dress for Success
Jeff Bradford was a model at the Dress for Success fashion show event held by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on October 13. Eight Tonkon attorneys attended the event which was a fundraiser for the Oregon chapter of Dress for Success, a nonprofit…
Bob Carey Briefs Trucking Association on Employment Law Changes
Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Trucking Association's 65th Annual Leadership Convention on September 23 at the Eagle Crest resort in Redmond, Oregon. His talk, "Who's The Boss: Employment Law Changes That May Drive You Crazy…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 "Gathering of Good"
Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser, held October 6. Tonkon's involvement was led by Steven Wilker, chair of the MFS board of directors and executive committee.
Drew Hagedorn Brings Expertise to AOI Manufacturers' Roundtable
On September 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke as a policy expert on the Transportation panel at the Associated Oregon Industries Manufacturers' Roundtable. Topics the panel discussed included transportation policy, 2017 expectations…
Shouka Rezvani Discusses Nonprofit and School Law for OSB Seminar
On September 30, Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani gave a presentation at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Nonprofit Law CLE seminar that explored the intersection of nonprofits and school law. Shouka was instrumental in the founding of Le Monde…
Michael Willes Covers Waivers at NALS Conference
On September 23, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes spoke about waivers at the NALS of Oregon Fall Board and Educational Conference. During his presentation, Michael reviewed the various forms that waivers can take, discussed recent Oregon cases…