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Founder of ZOOM Shares His Startup Journey at March Tonkon Talk

At the March 6 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Dave Sanders, M.D., former CEO and Co-Founder of ZOOM+Care. He shared stories and lessons learned from the founding, growth and sale of ZOOM.
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Tonkon Talks Provides a Roadmap for CA Consumer Privacy Act

The February 6 Tonkon Talk guided business owners through the pending implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which passed in 2018. Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach provided background on the legislation, explained how broadly…
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A New Year of Tonkon Talks Kicks Off with Discussion on Business Scaling

At the January 9 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Deepa Seshan, President of Kindle Consulting LLC. Her talk focused on helping startups scale up in a supportable manner.
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Tonkon Torp Welcomes Attorney Josh Smith as it Absorbs Alto Law Group

Tonkon Torp welcomes Alto Law Group's Josh Smith to the firm, where he will be practicing in the Entrepreneurial Services, Intellectual Property, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Smith is joining the firm as a partner as Tonkon Torp…
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November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Business Immigration for Startups

At the November 7 Tonkon Talk, attorneys from the firm’s Business Immigration Practice Group introduced business immigration issues that impact entrepreneurs, startups, and technology companies.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak at TiE Startup Bootcamp

On October 17, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp.
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Tonkon Talks on Accelerating Growth on a Shoestring Budget

At the October 3 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted Kasey Jones, founder of, and Growth Strategist with, A Better Jones. The program focused on helping startups get bigger marketing ROI from limited budgets
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Eric Beach Covers Cybersecurity at Tonkon Talk

On September 5, Eric Beach led a program to help startups assess cybersecurity risks and know how to respond in the event of a breach. After outlining the steps necessary to conduct a thorough risk assessment, Eric provided best practices for…
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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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