Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Annual WinterSmash

Tonkon Torp was a "fun sponsor" at the Multnomah Bar Association's 13th annual WinterSmash bowling event on February 7. Drea Schmidt led Tonkon's involvement with the event, which was a fundraiser for Multnomah CourtCare.
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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…
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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…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Women Lawyers Event

Tonkon Torp sponsored the January 29 Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) networking event held at Hotel Monaco. Several of Tonkon's women attorneys attended the event, which also brought together women CPAs and bankers.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Moss Adams

On December 16, Tonkon Torp hosted representatives from Moss Adams for a mixer and charitable event. Tonkon and Moss Adams attendees networked while organizing and packaging toiletry donations into gift bags.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Portland Workforce Alliance

Tonkon Torp hosted the Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) for a board meeting on December 9. Portland Workforce Alliance is dedicated to building enduring partnerships between local businesses and Portland metro high schools.
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Tonkon Sponsors Queen's Bench Luncheon

Robyn Aoyagi, Loree Devery, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Sarah Villanueva attended Queen Bench's 24th Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 9. Tonkon Torp was a luncheon sponsor at the event, which honored Oregon women judges.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OMLA Annual Meeting

On December 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) for their annual member meeting. Tonkon's Diversity Task Force brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Women in Enviroment Workshop

On December 4, Tonkon Torp welcomed Women in Environment (WiE) for an encore presentation of their sold out communication skills workshop (held at Tonkon Torp in September). WiE member Jeanette Schuster and Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources…
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Palmer & Schmidt Discuss Private Offering Reforms, Including Crowdfunding

Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt recently gave a presentation on 2013 reforms regarding private offerings, including crowdfunding, to audit and tax partners and managers at the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP. The lawyers, members of Tonkon Torp’s…
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Miller Demystifies Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Max Miller, Jr. shared information and perspective about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site at a recent Continuing Legal Education seminar hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association. He and another speaker discussed the law and history behind the…
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Denton and Millender Discuss Equity Compensation for LLCs and Partnerships

On November 7, Justin Denton and Michael Millender, attorneys in Tonkon Torp’s Business Law Practice, spoke at the Oregon State Bar’s Business Law Section annual seminar, “Business Law 2014: From Private M&A to Cybersecurity and Privacy Law.” Their…
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Creps Explains Portland Sick Leave Ordinance at State’s Annual Employment Law Conference

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps was a speaker at the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries’ (BOLI) annual employment law conference, held November 6 and 7, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center. Creps and a BOLI specialist shared…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts 2014 ACTL Judges' Reception

Tonkon Torp hosted the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) for their Oregon Fellows Judges' Reception on November 20. ACTL member Dan Skerritt organized Tonkon Torp's involvement.
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Griffith Guides Women Business Leaders through a Legal Checkup

Women leaders who are growing their businesses heard a wealth of recommendations from Gwen Griffith and other experts at an October 28 seminar sponsored by Tonkon Torp, Key Bank and Geffen Mesher. Growing a Company that is Healthy, Wealthy and Wise…
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Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Specialists Host Seminar for M&A Brokers

Tonkon Torp’s Financial Services and Investment Management practice group hosted a seminar on October 30 to explain new rules that help keep M&A brokers out of trouble and out of having to register as a broker-dealer. The seminar was led by Tom…
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Palmer Moderates Panel on Board Oversight of Expansion into Asia

Tom Palmer moderated a recent roundtable discussion on the particular challenges of board oversight of companies hoping to penetrate Asian markets. The event was presented by the Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors…
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