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Tonkon Talk Charts Due Diligence Road Map
On April 5, business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and guest Eric Boothe, of Elevate Capital Fund and Elevate Inclusive Fund, shared a detailed due diligence road map with entrepreneurs. With Brenda bringing a seasoned legal approach and Eric providing…
Darcy Norville Shares Her Path to Managing Partner
Darcy Norville, managing partner of Tonkon Torp, was a featured panelist at the March 14 Women in the Law Distinguished Speaker Program at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Power of the Purse Fundraiser
On March 17, Tonkon Torp was a Patron Sponsor for the eighth consecutive year at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's annual "Power of the Purse" auction. Turid Owren has been a Girls Inc. board member since 2012.
Independent Contractors are Focus of March Tonkon Talk
On March 1, Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore gave a Tonkon Talk focused on independent contractors and non-competition agreements to an audience of entrepreneurs and startups. Kristin provided guidance on crafting enforceable non…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors NW Youth Careers Expo
Tonkon Torp was a breakfast sponsor at the Portland Workforce Alliance's 13th Annual NW Youth Careers Expo on March 14. Michael Willes led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Thousands of students from the northwest attend the annual expo
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 OWLS Awards Dinner
On March 10, Tonkon Torp was a Gold Sponsor at the Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner, held at the Portland Art Museum by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS). Sarah Einowski organized Tonkon's participation with the event and attended along with a table-full of…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Angel Fund
Tonkon Torp made a sponsorship contribution to the 2017 Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). Brenda Meltebeke, OAF's Legal Counsel, coordinated the sponsorship on behalf of the firm's Entrepreneurial Service Group. OAF is a venture capital fund that brings…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Practice Group Prepares Employers for H-1B Cap Season
On February 15, Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Practice Group held a breakfast briefing to help employers prepare for the April 2017 H-1B Cap season and to discuss how the Trump Administration could impact the program going forward. Attorneys Turid Owren…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Classic Wine Auction
Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the 33rd Annual Classic Wine Auction on March 4. Steven Wilker managed our table attendance at the event and coordinated the sponsorship in his capacity as chair of the Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) board of…
Alex Tinker Speaks to Investors at Cannabis Collaborative Conference
Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker spoke at the Investors Forum of the third annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference on February 14. Alex spoke to an audience of cannabis business owners, investors, and ancillary service providers about how to avoid…
Tonkon Torp Immigration Attorneys Speak at NW AILA Conference
Tonkon Torp's immigration attorneys spoke at the Northwest American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) conference that ran March 2-3. Melina LaMorticella was a co-presenter for an introduction to the basics of employment-based immigration.
Drew Hagedorn Shares Expertise at Commercial Real Estate Panel
On February 28, Drew Hagedorn co-hosted a panel with Aquiles Suarez, national lobbyist for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Their panel was entitled "Trump, Congress and The Oregon Legislature: How Will Commercial Real…
Gwen Griffith Participates in REGISTERED Panel Discussion
On March 1, the Hollywood Theater hosted the premier of the documentary short film REGISTERED about Oregon's sex offender registry and its societal impact. Gwen Griffith appears in the film, along with former Tonkon attorney Vicki Ballou, in their…
Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors 2017 International Film Festival
Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 40th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 9-25…
Caroline Harris Crowne Speaks to Young Litigators about Discovery
Caroline Harris Crowne led a Multnomah Bar Association Young Litigators Forum CLE on Discovery. The forum was one in a series of nine weekly seminars on litigation issues geared toward new attorneys. Caroline's presentation focused on developing…
Beach and Forman Speak at PSU Business Accelerator
Tonkon Torp attorneys Eric Beach and David Forman recently participated in a panel discussion at the Portland State University Business Accelerator. They spoke to an audience of entrepreneurs representing various industries on legal issues facing…