Tonkon Torp Announces Four New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Rocky Dallum, Jessica Morgan, Haley Morrison, and Drea Schmidt to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. "Our four new partners represent our firm's next generation of leaders across a broad swath of practice areas…
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Tom Palmer Named Portland Lawyer of the Year for Securities Regulation

Tonkon Torp attorney Tom Palmer has been named by Best Lawyers in America 2018 as Portland Lawyer of the Year for the Securities Regulation practice area. In each community, only one lawyer in each specialty is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 49 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2018 List

Forty-nine Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. Nearly all attorneys have been named to the list in past years, and have been recognized for more than five years…
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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2017 Super Lawyers Lists

The national attorney rating service Super Lawyers has named 28 Tonkon Torp attorneys in 10 practice areas to its 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for Oregon. The annual Super Lawyers list represents the top 5 percent of attorneys in Oregon…
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Tonkon Talk Reviews Funding Options for Startups

At the June 7 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an update on crowdfunding and capital-raising strategies for startups. They discussed the extent to which capital-raising strategies that fall under the umbrella…
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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…
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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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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…
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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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Noted Business Attorney Brenda Meltebeke Joins Tonkon Torp

Brenda Meltebeke, an experienced securities and startup attorney has joined the Business Department of Tonkon Torp as a partner. Meltebeke has practiced law in Portland for more than 20 years. She comes to Tonkon Torp from Ater Wynne LLP, where she…
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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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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2016 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-eight Tonkon Torp attorneys in ten practice areas are named on the national 2016 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors…
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Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Discuss "Shaking the Fundraising Tree" at Tonkon Talk

At the May 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues related to certain types of fundraising. They compared new types of fundraising, including "Regulation Crowdfunding," to…
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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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Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan Delve into Crowdfunding Portals

In advance of new equity crowdfunding rules coming in May 2016, Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan held a presentation at Tonkon Torp’s Portland office on March 16 to various fundraising technology and software companies about equity crowdfunding portal…
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Schmidt and Brown Provide Insight on New SEC Crowdfunding Rules

On January 27, Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided an overview on the long-awaited SEC crowdfunding rules at a monthly meeting held by Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. Drea and Claire explained the new rules and how they differ from…
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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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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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2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Two partners are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
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Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Explain Oregon’s Crowdfunding Regs

During a recent Oregon State Bar event in Bend, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to lawyers and accountants about crowdfunding, including the Oregon Intrastate Offering regulations.
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