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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Hispanic Bar Association Dinner
Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's 9th annual dinner on February 27.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU Annual Liberty Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a "Law Firm for Liberty" sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon's annual Liberty Dinner on February 27. Steven Wilker organized Tonkon's participation with and attendance at the dinner.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 32nd Annual Freshwater Trust Gala
Tonkon Torp sponsored the Freshwater Trust's 32nd Annual Gala on February 27. Jan Neuman led Tonkon's involvement with the event.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Scholars Event
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Scholars' Winter Gold event on February 28. The event raised over $80,000. The Marathon Scholars program identifies students whose socio-economic situation may present them with profound challenges but who have…
Dan Skerritt Shares Trial Preparation Advice with New Lawyers
Trial lawyer Dan Skerritt recently spoke to the Oregon State Bar’s New Lawyers Section as part of a series on the basics of practical litigation skills, focusing on trial preparation. Dan spoke to the gathering of 50 lawyers about opening statements…
Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at the AILA Midyear CLE Conference
Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, was a faculty panelist at the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Midyear/Winter CLE Conference, “Riding the Waves of Immigration: Tackling Complex Business…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's "Day of Hope"
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) "A Day of Hope" on February 22. The "Day of Hope" is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors JRCLS Conference
Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at the annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) conference held at Arizona State University from February 12 to February 14. Jeff Bradford attended the event and organized Tonkon's sponsorship in his capacity as…
Immigration Attorneys Speak at Global Practices Special Interest Group Meeting
Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt spoke to the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association) at its February 10 meeting. The three attorneys discussed the role of the human…
Michael Millender Addresses Oregon’s New Income Tax Rates for Business Owners
On January 22, Michael Millender, an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Business Law Practice, presented a talk to the Portland Tax Forum titled "New Year, New Rates: Understanding Oregon's New Income Tax Rates for (Some) Business Owners." Michael reviewed…
David Forman Shares Insight on Protecting Yourself in New Bioscience Business Ventures
David Forman recently participated on a panel on "Protecting Yourself and Others" as part of Oregon Health & Science University’s INVENT seminar series on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. David shared insight on the importance of a clear…
Jackson Lewis Outlines Legal Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board
On February 4, Jackson Lewis gave a presentation on the "Legal Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board" to participants in the Business for Culture and the Arts' current "Art of Leadership" program. The six-session Art of Leadership program - designed…
Tonkon Torp Hosts YRJ Anniversary Party
Tonkon Torp hosted Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) for their 40th Anniversary Kick-Off event on January 29. The event included a screening of the brand new episode of Portlandia, part of which was filmed at the YRJ offices. Gwen Griffith, president of…
Tonkon Torp Hosts OSB Sustainable Future Section CLE
Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section on January 26 for a lunchtime CLE seminar on the "2015 Oregon State Legislative Session - Outlook for Sustainability Initiatives." Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon Torp and organized the CLE…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA
On January 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA for their 2015 kick-off event. Corbett Gordon brought the event to Tonkon Torp; she is a member of the PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association…