Alan Perkins Participates in National AILA Seminar on New H-1B Guidance

On June 1, Tonkon Torp immigration attorney Alan C. Perkins participated in a live national seminar held by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The subject of the nationally broadcast seminar was the recently released USCIS policy…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Mt. Scott Golf Marathon

Tonkon was a sponsor at the inaugural Mt. Scott Golf Marathon on June 11. Frank Weiss led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Money raised by the Golf Marathon went to the Mt. Scott Learning Center, an alternative high school that works with…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Legislative Fish Fry

Tonkon Torp was a gold sponsor at the Biennial Legislative Fish Fry on June 8. The event brings together Oregon state legislators, their staff, and members of the Oregon Capital Club.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Tax Institute

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Oregon State Bar's 17th Annual Oregon Tax Institute on June 1-2. The sponsorship was organized by our Tax practice group.
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Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach on MBA Young Lawyers Section CLE Panel

Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach were panelists at a June 1 meeting of the Multnomah Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section. The subject of their Continuing Legal Education seminar was "Guiding Your Clients through the Silicon Forest."
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Corbett Gordon Sponsors Original Practice Shakespeare Fundraiser

Corbett Gordon sponsored a table at the May 27 fundraiser for Tonkon pro bono client Original Practice Shakespeare (OPS) Festival. OPS Fest brings a new style of Shakespearean performance to the Portland area by reviving the old. First Folio editions…
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Shouka Rezvani Attends National Conference for Tax-Exempt Organizations in Washington, D. C.

As chair of the Tonkon Torp Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group, Shouka Rezvani counsels nonprofits on all facets of their operations and governance, and on compliance with the laws regulating the independent sector – from formation to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 FBA Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Federal Bar Association's annual dinner on May 25. The sponsorship was organized by Chris Pallanch and Jeff Bradford, both members of FBA Oregon's board of directors, with Chris serving as its Vice President. At…
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Jeff Cronn Covers Business Transitions for Closely Held Businesses

On May 17, Tonkon Torp business attorney Jeff Cronn was a featured speaker at a business transition planning seminar hosted by KeyBank for over 100 owners and executives of closely held businesses. Jeff provided an overview of legal issues arising in…
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Brenda Meltebeke Judges for "CFO of the Year" Event

Brenda Meltebeke was a judge at the 2017 "CFO of the Year" lunch put on by the Portland Business Journal. Fifteen financial officers were honored at the lunch, which was attended by over 500 regional executives.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors YRJ Justice Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a Gault sponsor at the May 15 Justice Luncheon and Workshop put on by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ). Sam Fullhart took the lead coordinating Tonkon's attendance at the education workshop and luncheon, while Gwen Griffith organized the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Technology Awards

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Technology Association of Oregon's (TAO) 2017 Oregon Technology Awards on May 11. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA Fundraising Gala

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the May 13 Hot House Fundraising Gala put on by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). Kristin Bremer Moore, who serves on the PICA board of trustees and executive committee, managed Tonkon's involvement with…
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Alex Tinker Presents at NW Summit for Financial Professionals

Alex Tinker participated in the panel session "How Close Can You Get to Marijuana Without Being Burned?" at the 2017 NW Summit for Financial Professionals, held in Seattle May 10-12. The annual two-and-a-half day conference is designed for all levels…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

Led by Leon Simon, the Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at the Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour on May 4. The event is designed to create a space for motivated individuals to meet and discuss what excites them…
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Tonkon Talk Helps Founders Avoid Common Mistakes

During the May 3 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Leon Simson and guest Jim Huston, co-managing director of Portland Seed Fund, shared a blueprint to help founders build a healthy startup while avoiding common mistakes. A key takeaway of the…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Young Audiences' Annual Gala

Tonkon Torp was a silver sponsor at the "Fly Away with YA" Annual Gala held by Young Audiences Arts for Learning on May 4. Max Miller and Ron Greenman led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with James Hein, Mark LeRoux and each of…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts 2017 Labor and Employment Law Seminar

On May 4, 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 2017 seminar…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts ACLU Lawyers' Committee

Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon Lawyers' Committee for a meeting on May 2. Steven Wilker and Sarah Einowski led Tonkon's involvement with the meeting; Steven and Sarah are both members of the Lawyers' Committee (Steven is Vice Chair), The…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jewish Family & Child Service Fundraising Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at "Celebrating our Caring Community," a fundraising luncheon held by Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) on May 2. The luncheon featured guest speaker Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Michael Millender organized…
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