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Tonkon Torp Focuses on Business Immigration at February Tonkon Talk
At the February 1 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm's Business Immigration practice group spoke about business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs and startups. Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella covered…
Shouka Rezvani Explores Nonprofit Board Service at Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Shouka Rezvani participated in a panel discussion about nonprofit board service at the Professional Advisor’s Forum of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. The discussion covered fiduciary duties, risks and statutory…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors January Think & Drink
Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of Oregon Humanities' 2017 Think & Drink series, the first of which was held on January 25. That event focused on Oregon's history of discrimination in land ownership and the effect of this history on identity and belonging.
Michael Millender Reviews Incentive Compensation at January Tonkon Talk
At the January 4 Tonkon Talk, attorney Michael Millender spoke to startup companies about incentive compensation plans. He covered stock option and phantom stock plans, restricted stock awards, and factors a company should consider in choosing an…
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at TiE Bootcamp
Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on November 28. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
Frank Weiss Speaks to U of O Students about Litigation
Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Frank Weiss spoke to University of Oregon graduate students in the "Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Outdoor Product Management" class about the good, the bad, and the ugly of litigation.
Leon Simson and David Forman Demystify the Cap Table at Tonkon Talk
Business attorneys Leon Simson and David Forman dove into the mysteries of cap tables during the November 2 Tonkon Talk. They broke down a cap table, which outlines who owns what securities of a company, and they shared several ways the cap table…
Drew Hagedorn Talks Transportation at Oregon Business Summit
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn moderated a panel on our state’s transportation needs at the 2016 Oregon Business Summit held in Portland on December 5. Drew is the President of the Oregon Transportation Forum.
Brenda Meltebeke Cruises through Convertible Notes at Tonkon Talk
At the December 7 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke took attendees on a trip through the pleasures and pitfalls of a convertible promissory note. During the presentation, Brenda navigated startup companies through a typical term sheet for a…
Drew Hagedorn Discusses Transportation Priorities and Funding Needs at Metro Forum
Tonkon Torp attorney Drew Hagedorn spoke at Metro’s Regional Leadership Forum on December 2 about the region’s vision for future transportation priorities and funding needs. The attendees included area elected officials, community and business…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Helps Employers Prepare for 2017
On November 16, Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for visa and green card updates coming in 2017 and to review important immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses…
Blerina Kotori Guides Employers Through "Bermuda Triangle" of Leave Laws
Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori spoke to employers at the Bureau of Labor and Industries Annual Conference about navigating the “Bermuda Triangle” of leave laws. Blerina coached employers how to analyze and handle situations…
Tonkon Attorneys Speak at PSU Business Outreach Program Learn+Network
David Forman and Eric Beach participated in a November 16 panel on legal issues facing startups at a business accelerator program put on by PSU's Business Outreach Program (BOP). The BOP at Portland State University provides technical assistance and…
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 Willamette Law Alumni Event
On November 10, Tonkon Torp hosted the Willamette University College of Law's Portland Alumni Network for a CLE seminar and networking event. Dan Skerritt, a Willamette Law alum, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
Bob Carey Covers Sick Leave Law for Young Lawyers
On October 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke to members of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about recent changes to sick leave laws. During his presentation, Bob highlighted best practices for implementing the new sick…
Max Miller Speaks at Superfund Conference
Environmental attorney Max Miller, Jr. spoke at the 22nd annual Superfund in Oregon Conference, which took place in Portland on October 21. The conference covered topics related to federal and state environmental cleanup laws, programs, policies, and…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 Basic Rights Oregon's IGNITE Gala
Led by our Diversity Task Force, Tonkon Torp was a dance party sponsor at the October 28 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). Kim Stafford organized Tonkon's participation at the event, which also celebrated BRO's 20th anniversary.
Tonkon Torp Hosts 2016 CEJ Fundraiser Kick-Off Event
Tonkon Torp held a kick-off event for the annual fundraiser of the Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ). The October 27 event was put together by Tonkon's Committee for the CEJ: Daniel Skerritt, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Michael Willes.