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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.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Human Solutions "Inspire" Dinner
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at Human Solutions' annual "Inspire" fundraiser dinner on October 27. Jon Stride attended the event with Eric Beach and their guests, and Tonkon donated four table tickets to Human Solutions. Founded in 1988, Human…
Women Business Leaders Gather at Seminar Co-Hosted by Tonkon Torp
In late October, Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a seminar for women business leaders. The seminar, moderated by Tonkon Torp attorney Gwen Griffith, and featuring attorney Sherrill Corbett as a panelist, offered three panels that paired local women business…
Whooshh Fish Ladder Lures Environmental Attorneys
In early fall, environmental law attorneys Jeanette Schuster, Max Miller, and Stephanie Grant joined a fun outing to Whooshh Innovations' live fish transport system on the Washougal River in the Columbia Gorge. The event was offered by the Oregon…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OEN Tom Holce Dinner
On October 22, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a Table sponsor and a Program sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Brenda Meltebeke, David Forman, Claire Brown, and David…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 16th Annual OBA Statesman Dinner
On October 20, Tonkon Torp was a leadership table sponsor at the 16th annual Statesman Dinner, held by the Oregon Business Association (OBA). The sponsorship was organized by the Government Relations practice group.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 YRJ Gala
Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the 8th Annual Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza held by Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) on October 15. Gwen Griffith, past president of the YRJ Board, organized Tonkon's involvement with the event. Tonkon Torp has a…