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Parna Mehrbani Honored with Multnomah Bar Association Diversity Award

On May 19, Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani was honored with the 2021 Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Diversity Award in recognition of her commitment to fostering and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession.
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Josh Smith Talks Technology Licensing and Transfers for OBI

Tonkon Torp partner Josh Smith was a featured speaker at a recent educational program hosted by Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI). The program focused on technology licensing and transfers from educational and other institutions.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Share Expertise with Entrepreneurs at TiE XL Boot Camp

Tonkon Torp attorneys Clay Creps, Tyler Harkness, and Parna Mehrbani were instructors at the April 13 session of the TIE XL Boot Camp.
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Mick Harris Appointed to the Oregon Consular Corps as an Associate Member

Tonkon Torp business attorney Mick Harris has been appointed to the Oregon Consular Corps (OCC) as an Associate Member.
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Tyler Harkness Leads Session on Strategic Planning and Leadership for OSU Family Business 360

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness led a session on leadership transitions, strategic planning, and corporate governance at the February 17 Family Business 360 program, hosted by the College of Business at Oregon State University.
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Claire Brown Joins Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Board of Directors

Tonkon Torp partner Claire Brown has joined the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) Board of Directors as its Secretary. Tonkon Torp is an active advocate for Oregon’s startup community, and has had an attorney serving on the OEN board since the early…
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Tyler Harkness Accepted into Leadership Portland

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was accepted into the 2021 class of Leadership Portland, an annual program offered by the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) to cultivate and develop community leaders. Selection for the program is based on written…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at December TiE XL Boot Camp

On December 9, Tonkon Torp attorneys Tyler Harkness, Parna Mehrbani, and Clay Creps were instructors for the virtual TIE XL Boot Camp. The boot camp provides opportunities for a cohort of entrepreneurs to connect with experts in the startup community…
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at Virtual TiE XL Bootcamp Session

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tyler Harkness, Parna Mehrbani, and Kristin Bremer Moore were instructors at the June virtual sessions of the TIE XL Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provides opportunities for a cohort of entrepreneurs to connect with experts in the…
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Oh Baby! Briar Baby Puts Baby Bonnets on Hold to Produce High-Quality Face Masks

Briar Baby had no need to take baby steps when it came to their COVID-19 response. The Vancouver-based company is one of Tonkon Torp’s entrepreneurial clients, and is best known for its modern approach to handmade baby bonnets. The team took…
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David Forman Lays out a COVID-19 Playbook for PBJ Thought Leadership Podcast

Tonkon Torp partner David Forman was the featured guest for the May 7 episode of the Portland Business Journal’s Thought Leadership Podcast. The episode lays out a CEO playbook for navigating a thoughtful COVID-19 response.
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Tonkon Torp Webinar Shares How COVID-19 has Changed the Investor Landscape

On May 5, Tonkon Torp hosted a webinar focused on how investors are responding to the pandemic, and how emerging companies can find capital in this unpredictable environment. The webinar was moderated by Brenda Meltebeke, Chair of Tonkon Torp's…
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Tyler Harkness Is Keynote Speaker at LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a keynote speaker at the inaugural LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp held on March 1 in McMinnville. Tyler’s session focused on business law for startups.
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Tonkon Talk Guides Startups Around Employment Law Pitfalls

The October Tonkon Talk provided startups with a roadmap for working with independent contractors. Kristin Bremer Moore, Chair of Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group, broke down the differences between employees and independent…
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Josh Smith Joins Lewis & Clark Center for Business Law & Innovation

Tonkon Torp partner Josh Smith has joined the Lewis & Clark Center for Business Law & Innovation Board.
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Portland Seed Fund Founder Jim Huston Leads September Tonkon Talk

The Fall Tonkon Talk series kicked off on September 4 with guest speaker Jim Huston, Co-Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund. Jim drew from over 20 years of experience in early stage investing and advising to provide an overview of…
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Startup Jill-of-All-Trades Robin Jones Leads June Tonkon Talk

Robin Jones, CEO of Monsoon, Inc., and a noted Portland-based startup Jill-of-All-Trades, was the featured guest at the June 5 Tonkon Talk.
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Parna Mehrbani Speaks About IP for Food Industry Startups

On May 15, Tonkon Torp hosted the second session of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Angel Food Education series. Attorneys Tyler Harkness and David Forman emceed the event and welcomed 45 food industry entrepreneurs who are participating in OEN’s…
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Tyler Harkness Featured in PSU Blockchain Panel

Tyler Harkness was a featured panelist at Unlocking Blockchain for Business Leaders, a training event hosted by the Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education.
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Tyler Harkness Speaks to PSU Students about ICOs

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a guest speaker for a blockchain seminar offered by Portland State University. Tyler spoke to graduate students about the evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and related federal and state securities laws…
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