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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Live Wire Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Live Wire's November 2 fundraiser show. David Forman, a member of Live Wire's board of directors, coordinated Tonkon's sponsorship. Live Wire is committed to celebrating and capturing the intimacy and energy of live…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala

Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a Dance Party Sponsor at the November 4 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kimberlee Stafford organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with Alan Perkins 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 Torp Sponsors 2017 CLP Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Classroom Law Project's (CLP) 16th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on September 22. Steven Wilker, a CLP board member, organized Tonkon's participation with the event. CLP works to bring vital and engaging civics…
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Tonkon Torp Team Participates in Race for the Cure

Led by Jeri Chavis, Tonkon Torp had a team (the "Pink Torpedoes") at the September 17 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors ALS Associate State Capital Walk

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the State Capital Walk, held on September 16 by the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the ALS Association. Rocky Dallum was the lead attorney and participated in the walk with his team, Mike's Meanderers, named after…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Wild Splendor 2017

Wild Splendor 2017 event put on by Columbia Land Trust on September 14. Max Miller led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Columbia Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for the vital lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors TiE Pitch Club

Led by Leon Simson, Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the September 12 Pitch Club gathering put on by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Pitch Club is a recurring event that offers attendees and entrepreneurs…
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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 Sponsors Fifth Annual Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at Portland YouthBuilders' (PYB) fifth annual "Cornhole Classic" on September 8. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Ned Perry, a member of the PYB board of directors. Founded in 1995, PYB serves more than…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Oregon Club of Portland Benefit Dinner

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Club of Portland's (OCOP) Big Green Benefit Dinner on September 7. Jessica Morgan, an OCOP board member, organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner were donated to the…
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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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