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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…
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…