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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Annual AILA Gala

Tonkon Torp was a presenting sponsor at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gala on October 22. Melina LaMorticella managed Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with clients, and seven members of the firm's…
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Tonkon Torp Immigration Group Holds Breakfast Briefing

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group hosted a breakfast briefing to provide a practical review of immigration recordkeeping requirements that impact all businesses, HR professionals, and employers. The attorneys provided a deep dive into Form I-9…
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45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Forty-five Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of…
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Melina LaMorticella Named Chair-Elect of AILA Oregon Chapter

Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella is the new Chair-Elect 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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Chambers USA 2015 Guide Honors 7 Tonkon Torp Practices and 19 Lawyers

Seven Tonkon Torp practices and 19 attorneys have been honored in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide, published annually each May. Seventeen of the attorneys have been on the Chambers list previously. Newly recognized this year are corporate/M&A lawyers…
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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 2015. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Melina LaMorticella Discusses INA 204(I) at Immigration Law Conference

Melina LaMorticella was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington. The conference, held March 19 and 20, was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melina's…
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Melany Savitt Presents at Northwest Immigration Law Conference

Melany Savitt was a presenter at the Annual Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference held in Seattle, Washington March 19 and March 20. The conference was sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Melany discussed L-1…
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Alan Perkins Provides Update on Employment Based Immigration

Alan Perkins, a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Immigration Department, recently presented an update to the Oregon State Bar’s International Law, Business Law and Taxation Sections on Employment Based Immigration Law. The presentation explored issues…
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Turid Owren Speaks on Panel at the AILA Midyear CLE Conference

Turid Owren, who leads Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, was a faculty panelist at the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Midyear/Winter CLE Conference, “Riding the Waves of Immigration: Tackling Complex Business…
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Immigration Attorneys Speak at Global Practices Special Interest Group Meeting

Alan Perkins, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt spoke to the Global Practices Special Interest Group of PHRMA (Portland Human Resources Management Association) at its February 10 meeting. The three attorneys discussed the role of the human…
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Immigration Practice Group Sponsors International Film Festival

Tonkon Torp's Immigration practice group contributed to the Oregon State Bar International Law Section's sponsorship of the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF). The festival ran from February 5 to February 21.
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Perkins Chairs International Law Section Executive Committee

Alan Perkins is the new chair of the International Law Section Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar. He previously served as treasurer, secretary, and chair-elect of the committee.
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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp in Many Practice Areas

The newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2015 edition of the “Best Law Firms” gives Tonkon Torp national ranking for five practice areas. The firm was again named among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law…
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Mike Morgan Discusses Law Industry for Oregon Business Magazine

Mike Morgan was one of two attorneys interviewed in Oregon Business Magazine for their recent "Powerlist: Law Firms" article. Oregon Business writer Kim Moore spoke with Mike about Tonkon Torp, litigation, trends in immigration law, and new, growing…
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