Wilker & Gordon Discuss their U.S. Supreme Court Cases

At a recent legal affairs event in Portland, Tonkon Torp litigators Corbett Gordon and Steven Wilker shared their experiences of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hosted by the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, the event was…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marriage Equality CLE

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the OSB Diversity Section CLE "Marriage Equality: Looking Back, Looking Forward" CLE on September 25. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity Task Force.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors "A Gathering of Good"

On September 25, Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, Vice Chair of the MFS board of directors.
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Lawyers Discuss Business Entity Choices at Bend Event

Tonkon Torp tax attorneys Mark LeRoux and Michael Millender were presenters last week at an Oregon State Bar continuing legal education event in Bend, Oregon, hosted by the OSB Business Law Section. They discussed choice of legal entity issues and…
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Griffith Covers Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings at OSB Luncheon

Gwendolyn Griffith presented "Recent Federal Tax Cases and Rulings" at the September monthly luncheon of the Taxation Section of the Oregon State Bar. The presentation addressed cases and rulings from basic income concepts to technical partnership…
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Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding

Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors NIPPC Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp's Energy practice group sponsored the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) in Union, Washington. The meeting, held September 14-16, featured many industry leaders and shapers of national and…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts WiE Workshop

On September 10, Tonkon Torp hosted Women in Environment's (WiE) sold out communication skills workshop. Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, led by WiE member Jeanette Schuster, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp to Host Website Law Series for Entrepreneurs

Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group will host a series of three programs to prepare start-up companies for developing and operating websites. The programs are offered at no cost, but do require advance registration on the Tonkon Torp…
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Gordon Offers Nonprofit Employers Advice on Effective Employee Supervision

Corbett Gordon recently spoke to an audience of nonprofit organization managers in Twisp, Washington about how to supervise employees in an effective manner that avoids legal problems. She provided an in-depth look at supervision issues that arise…
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Delano & Brown Explain Securities Law Exemptions for Oregon Solar Energy Cooperatives

Duncan Delano and Claire Brown were speakers at an August 1st event to help solar energy stakeholders understand Oregon's new securities registration exemption for renewable energy cooperatives. The exemption was passed in March of this year, but…
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Jackson Lewis Offers Asset Protection Advice to Downsizing Seniors

Estate planning lawyer Jackson Lewis was a speaker at an August 14 conference, “The Upside of Downsizing,” designed to help seniors and their adult children plan and carry out a successful transition to a new living environment. Lewis spoke about how…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts WSU Carson College of Business

On August 19, Tonkon Torp welcomed Washington State University's Carson College of Business for a reception with Interim Dean David Whidbee.
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James Hein Reviews Choice of Business Form for NBI Seminar

On August 19, James Hein was an instructor at the National Business Institute's LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and Maintain seminar. He discussed key considerations impacting choice of business form for his presentation at the continuing legal education…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Youth Progress Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Fourth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 18. Youth Progress is a nonprofit, independent living organization that provides Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park Conservancy Marathon

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the annual Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) Marathon held August 16. The marathon was a fundraiser for the park, the largest urban forest in the United States.
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Diversity Task Force Sponsors OMLA Annual Auction

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) 15th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on July 31.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jazz Festival

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, which ran July 18 through July 20. The festival was put on by the Jazz Society of Oregon.
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Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at Annual Immigration Conference

Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group, was a panel participant at the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Boston last month. Three speakers addressed the topic of "Top…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Easter Seals Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp was an "Eagle Sponsor" at Easter Seals of Oregon's "Send a Kid to Camp" Golf Tournament on July 14. Kurt Ruttum was the organizing attorney for this event and participated in the tournament along with Bob Carey, Jessica Morgan, and…
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