Wilker and Beach Break Down GDPR Compliance at Tonkon Talk

At the June 27 Tonkon Talk, attorneys Steven Wilker and Eric Beach led a discussion on the newly rolled out General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts Oregon companies that target or collect information about customers in the EU.
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David Forman and Adam Adkin Discuss Benefit Companies for OSB Nonprofit Newsletter

Tonkon Torp business attorneys David Forman and Adam Adkin had an article published in the spring issue of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar Newsletter. In their article, "Private Businesses Benefiting the Public: Oregon…
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June Tonkon Talk Clarifies the Hazy Law of Industrial Hemp and CBD

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker, co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group, led a discussion at the June 6 Tonkon Talk on the evolving legal status of industrial hemp and CBD. Alex provided a historical context for the current federal…
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Tonkon Talk Maps an Entrepreneur's Journey

Tonkon Torp business attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted the May 2 Tonkon Talk featuring guest speaker Nate Taggart. Nate, the co-founder of Stackery, Inc. shared his journey as an entrepreneur from leaving his job to start a new company, joining the…
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Alex Tinker Joins Portland Story Theater Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker has joined the Board of Directors of the Portland Story Theater. The nonprofit arts organization works to build community through storytelling. “Creating narrative and communicating face-to-face is essential for…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Elevating Impact Event at PSU

Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Group was a sponsor at Portland State University's February 9 Elevating Impact Summit for entrepreneurs. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The Elevating Impact Summit brings…
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December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted the Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour at our CENTRL Office location on December 7. The event was put together by OTRADI (Oregon Translational Research and Development…
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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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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Legal Session at TiE Startup Bootcamp

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon start-ups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on October 25. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts TiE Entrepreneur Events

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Oregon for Pitch Club and Mentor Connect events on November 9. TiE is a global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors TiE Pitch Club

Led by Leon Simson, Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the September 12 Pitch Club gathering put on by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Pitch Club is a recurring event that offers attendees and entrepreneurs…
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Through Business Entity Options

At the September 6 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness gave startups an overview of the entity options available to them as they establish their business. Stressing the importance of making the right choice in the beginning, Tyler discussed…
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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 Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Technology Awards

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Technology Association of Oregon's (TAO) 2017 Oregon Technology Awards on May 11. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

Led by Leon Simon, the Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at the Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour on May 4. The event is designed to create a space for motivated individuals to meet and discuss what excites them…
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