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Blerina Kotori Talks Leave Laws at Woodruff Sawyer Event

Blerina Kotori was a featured speaker at a June 7 seminar held by insurance brokerage firm Woodruff Sawyer for their clients and prospects. Woodruff Sawyer is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the United States.
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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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Tonkon Torp Co-Hosts Business Transition Seminar

Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar for business owners on May 31 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. The seminar was co-sponsored by KeyBank and Geffen Mesher.
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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 Torp Sponsors 2018 Federal Bar Association Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a platinum sponsor at the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter annual dinner on May 24. Tonkon's participation in the event was organized by Christopher Pallanch, President-Elect of FBA Oregon, and Jeff Bradford, also a member of…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PGE Diversity Summit

Led by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Tonkon Torp was a Network Sponsor at the May 23 PGE Diversity Summit. PGE's Diversity Summit is dedicated to improving fairness and equity in the workplace by recognizing the inherent value of every person…
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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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Tonkon Torp Hosts Harvard Business School Association of Oregon Event

Led by Shouka Rezvani, Tonkon Torp hosted the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon for a Project Pitch event on May 22. Tonkon's nonprofit clients were invited to the event which gave Portland-area nonprofit organizations an opportunity to…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Stages PDX Kickoff Event

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the Stages PDX 2018 kickoff event on May 20. Leon Simson spoke at the event on forming a business (what to do) and launching a business (what to fix before you do).
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors City Club's "Next Century" Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a bronze sponsor at City Club of Portland's "Next Century" fundraiser on May 16. Caroline Harris Crowne led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Sarah Einowski, Jan Neuman, Turid Owren, Alex Tinker, and their…
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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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Tonkon Attorneys Attend 2018 Oregon Technology Awards

David Forman, Brenda Meltebeke, and Tyler Harkness attended the Technology Association of Oregon's (TAO) 2018 Oregon Technology Awards on May 10. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry…
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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 Torp Sponsors Parrott Creek Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a partnering sponsor at the May 2 Parrott Creek Annual Luncheon. Kurt Ruttum, a member of the Parrott Creek board of directors, led Tonkon's involvement with the lunch and attended along with his wife and guests. Parrott Creek has…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors PICA's Meta Gala

Tonkon Torp was a contributing sponsor at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) Meta Gala on April 28. Kristin Bremer Moore, a member of PICA's board of directors and executive committee, organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

As a spring sponsorship partner with Literary Arts, Tonkon Torp was recognized at the April Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Literary Arts works to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the…
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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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