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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…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts 2017 Labor and Employment Law Seminar

On May 4, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2017 seminar…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2017. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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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…
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As Immigration Policy Shifts, Smarter Strategies Are Key

Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration practice group is the subject of a brand story published in the March issue of Oregon Business Magazine. The article features quotes from Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella and…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Business Immigration Attorneys Help Employers Respond to Immigration Ban

As swiftly as the Portland business community offered its response to President Trump’s Executive Orders related to immigration, Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration attorneys began to roll out guidance and programming to help Oregon companies with…
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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…
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Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2017 edition of Best Law Firms and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors AILA Oregon Gala

Led by our Immigration practice group, Tonkon Torp was a premiere sponsor at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Oregon Gala on October 20. Melina LaMorticella, chair of AILA's Oregon chapter, attended the event along with Turid…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List

Forty-four Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 38 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Each attorney has been named to the list in past years, and nearly all have been recognized for more than five years…
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LaMorticella Elected Chair of AILA Oregon Chapter

Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella has been elected Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
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LaMorticella and Savitt Lead CLE for the Oregon Chapter of AILA

On May 20, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration attorneys Melina LaMorticella and Melany Savitt presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on employment-based immigration to members of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Cover Key Topics at Immigration Law Conference

On March 17 and 18, three attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice spoke at the 2016 NW Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle. Melany Savitt spoke about alternatives to H-1B cap-subject petitions while Kwang-yi Ger…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Tonkon's Immigration Group Sponsors International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the 39th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), put on by the NW Film Center. The festival ran from February 11 to…
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Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Season

Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration Practice Group hosted a seminar on January 29 to discuss H-1Bs, the quota, and related processes and issues in advance of the government’s April 1-7 petition filing window. Kwang-yi Ger Gale, Haley Bjerk and Melina…
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U.S. News Ranks Tonkon Torp Practice Areas in "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2016 edition of Best Law Firms has been released and Tonkon Torp is again ranked among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy…
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