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Environmental & Natural Resources Group Hosts 2017 Tryon Creek Ivy Pull
On June 17, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group hosted its annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, including Jeanette Schuster…
Bremer Moore Leads Training for Nonprofits on Worker Classification and Wages
The Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Entities practice group at Tonkon Torp hosted a program on June 7 covering employment law issues for nonprofit organizations. Attorney Kristin Bremer Moore led the presentation, which was focused on providing information on…
Tonkon Talk Reviews Funding Options for Startups
At the June 7 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an update on crowdfunding and capital-raising strategies for startups. They discussed the extent to which capital-raising strategies that fall under the umbrella…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Summer Social
Tonkon Torp hosted the Oregon State Bar's Sustainable Future Section Summer Social on June 14. Max Miller brought the event to Tonkon and Jeri Chavis helped organized Tonkon's participation at the event.
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…
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…
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."
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…