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June Tonkon Talk Clarifies the Hazy Law of Industrial Hemp and CBD

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker, co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, led a discussion at the June 6 Tonkon Talk on the evolving legal status of industrial hemp and CBD. Alex provided a historical context for the current federal…
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Tom Palmer and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at ACC Meeting

Tonkon Torp partners were featured panelists at the May 21 Oregon Chapter of the Association for Corporate Counsel meeting held at NIKE World Headquarters. Tom Palmer moderated the panel, which explored how to communicate uncertainty while…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at OASOTN Conference

On May 9, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the annual Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) Conference. The conference convenes a wide range of professionals who interact in Oregon's youth correctional system, all…
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Gwen Griffith Speaks at OSB Tax Reform Lunch and Learn

Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the April 18 “Lunch and Learn” program hosted by the Oregon State Bar. Gwen’s presentation was on the business tax aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. She focused on the new, lower tax rates…
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Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers

On May 10, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2018…
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Owen Blank Helps OAME Celebrate 30 Years

Tonkon Torp attorney Owen Blank was a featured panelist at the 30th Annual Trade Show and Luncheon of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME). Held on May 10 in Portland, the event honored three decades of partnerships that OAME has…
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Caroline Harris Crowne Provides Guidance on Expert Witnesses to Young Lawyers

On May 10, Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne led a CLE session on expert witnesses for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section series on Advanced Litigation. Caroline shared lessons she’s learned in her litigation practice and…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 27th Annual CEJ Awards Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the 27th Annual Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Awards Luncheon on February 26. Darcy Norville led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with nine other Tonkon Torp attorneys. The CEJ seeks to…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a Secret Garden sponsor at the February 17 Lewis & Clark Law School 27th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction. He attended the event along with his fellow Lewis…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 OHBA Award Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the annual Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) Award Dinner on February 16. Michael Willes and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Michael attended along with James…
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Immigration Group Presents at Reed College

On February 12, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Erika Robles Jones gave a presentation at Reed College to an audience of international students. The presentation reviewed U.S. employment options for the students' post-graduation and covered H…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's 2018 Day of Hope

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) 2018 "A Day of Hope." 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.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Elevating Impact Event at PSU

Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Group was a sponsor at Portland State University's February 9 Elevating Impact Summit for entrepreneurs. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The Elevating Impact Summit brings…
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