Bob Carey Lends Expertise to HR Management Class at U of O

Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey was recently a guest instructor for a Human Resources Management class on employment law at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. During a student-led presentation about the history of Title VII and…
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Jackson Lewis Takes the Stage for Laf-Off

In mid-October, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis stretched his comedic chops to help raise funds for legal aid programs offered by the Campaign for Equal Justice. The Laf-Off Comedy Competition is a bi-annual fundraising event that culminates in a…
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Sarah Einowski Speaks at Art of the Possible

In October, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke on a panel at the "Art of the Possible" event held at the University of Oregon. Her panel topic was on giving back to the community while in private practice. Sarah shared her experience of…
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Mark LeRoux Speaks at OSB Business Law Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp tax attorney Mark LeRoux spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section held on November 3. Mark demystified the complexities of partnership distributions, profits and losses allocations, and related tax…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Financial Services Attorneys Host Compliance Professionals

Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Christopher Pallanch led a presentation to investment advisers and brokerage dealers at the October meeting of the Greater Portland Compliance Association (GPCA), held at the Tonkon Torp office. They provided…
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Gwen Griffith Presents The CLiF Project at OSB Pro Bono Fair

Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith participated in a presentation discussing The CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) Project at the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Pro Bono Fair on October 26. The event was held in conjunction with the American Bar Association…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Black Girl in Suburbia"

The Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Black Girl in Suburbia for employees of the firm. The film’s director, Melissa Lowery, grew up in West Linn and is currently the Director of Diversity and…
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Ava Schoen Debates Transfers at Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Ava Schoen spoke at the 2017 Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual meeting hosted by the Oregon State Bar on October 20. The event was held at the William W. Knight Law Center on the University of Oregon campus. Ava's panel…
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Kimberlee Stafford Provides Commercial Leasing Primer

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a nuts and bolts primer on commercial leasing, tailored to new lawyers and non-real estate lawyers. The wide-ranging presentation covered types of leases, key issues from the perspective of…
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Shouka Rezvani Covers Ethical Issues Related to Running Private Foundations and Public Charities

Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani recently participated in a Foundation Philanthropy Forum panel hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation. The panel focused on ethical issues related to running a public charity or private foundation. During the…
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Eric Beach Shares Cyber Security Best Practices with Nonprofits

On September 7, Eric Beach led a program for nonprofit organizations on safeguarding customer and business information in response to the ever-increasing risk of a cybersecurity breach. After providing steps to take during a risk assessment, Eric…
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Through Business Entity Options

At the September 6 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness gave startups an overview of the entity options available to them as they establish their business. Stressing the importance of making the right choice in the beginning, Tyler discussed…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Encore of Popular Immigration Briefing

Due to popular demand, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt, along with Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore, hosted an encore immigration briefing for employers…
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Tonkon Torp Supports 2017 Youth Progress Golf Event

Tonkon Torp was a "hole sponsor" at the Eighth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 18. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally, academically, and vocationally…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Light the Night Kickoff Event

On August 16, Tonkon Torp hosted Light the Night for their Executive Leadership Challenge Kickoff. Sarah Einowski, a member of Light the Night's Executive Leadership Committee, brought the event to Tonkon. Light the Night is a fundraising branch of…
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Michael Mangan Leads Property Tax CLE for OSB

Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan recently presented a property tax CLE for the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section. During the presentation, Michael explored new and ongoing issues for taxpayers stemming from Measure 50 and Measure 5…
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Michael Willes Models for Dress for Success

Michael Willes was a model at the Dress for Success fashion show event held by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on August 3. Seven Tonkon attorneys attended the event, which raised funds for Dress for Success Oregon, a nonprofit providing interview…
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Hagedorn and Dallum Give Legislative Update to ORACC

Drew Hagedorn and Rocky Dallum, attorneys in the Tonkon Torp Government Relations practice group, presented a legislative update to the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ORACC) on July 26. The attorneys shared an overview of the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 RACC Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a patron table sponsor at the "In the Garden of Artistic Delights" fundraiser event held by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) on July 30. Proceeds from the event benefited RACC grants and technical assistance services for…
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