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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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Griffith Reviews Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at Northwest CPA Conference

On November 3, Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation practice group, made a presentation on recent cases and rulings in federal taxation for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants at its annual Northwest Federal Tax…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OFA Seminar

Tonkon Torp hosted a lunch seminar on November 14 on "Post Issuance Compliance" for client Oregon Facilities Authority (OFA). Gwen Griffith, Executive Director of OFA, organized the event, which was also recorded and broadcast live.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Semi-Annual Portland Startup Weekend

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at Portland Startup Weekend, November 14 to 16. Jeff Woodcox organized the sponsorship and participated in the event along with Claire Brown.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts MBA's "Bench, Bar & Bagels"

On November 13, Tonkon Torp hosted the Multnomah Bar Association for their "Bench, Bar & Bagels" breakfast event. This event is held once a year for lawyers and judges to gather and network.
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Tonkon Torp’s Third Website Law Program Offers Advice about Buying or Selling a Website

On November 5, Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property practice group held the final program in a three-part series offered to start-up companies developing or maintaining websites. The event, held at Tonkon’s downtown Portland office, featured attorneys…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors BCA Breakfast of Champions

Tonkon Torp sponsored a half table at the November 12 Breakfast of Champions, held by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). BCA board member Tom Palmer organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Nonprofit Law Section

Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Nonprofit Law Section for a lunch on November 12. Shouka Rezvani brought the event to Tonkon and is a member of the Nonprofit Law section.
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Griffith Speaks to Oregon Tax Practitioners about "Undoing" and "Unwinding" in Federal Tax Law

Tonkon Torp tax attorney, Gwendolyn Griffith, spoke at the October 31st IRS/Practitioners Forum held at the Oregon Convention Center. Griffith's presentation explored the options for tax practitioners when clients' tax actions do not match what the…
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Corbett & Wilker Discuss “Big Data" Headaches

Sherrill Corbett and Steven Wilker were speakers at the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section's annual fall Continuing Legal Education event on October 22, 2014. They were among a group of attorneys and IT professionals addressing the topic, “Is…
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Jan Neuman Presents at Annual Oregon Water Law Conference

Jan Neuman was a presenter at the Seminar Group's 23rd Annual Oregon Water Law Conference, on November 7. Jan co-presented on the subject of climate change, the sustainability of our water supplies, and the challenge of meeting future water needs.
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