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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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Tyler Harkness Explores ICOs and Blockchain’s Impact on Venture Capital Financing at TechFest NW

Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was featured on two panels during TechFest NW, which was held at Portland State University (PSU).
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Serial Entrepreneur Genevieve LeMarchal Leads April Tonkon Talk

Genevieve LeMarchal, one of the founders of XXcelerate Fund, was the featured guest at the April 3 Tonkon Talk.
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Blerina Kotori Participates in OEN “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk

On March 13, Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori was a panelist at the “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk hosted by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Provide Legal Overview at TiE XL Bootcamp

On March 4, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups participating in the TiE Oregon XL Bootcamp.
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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 Hosts OBI Digital Health Mixer

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group co-hosted the premiere OBI (Oregon Bioscience Incubator) Digital Health Mixer on January 17. David Forman offered words of introduction at the event and attended along with several attorneys from…
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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 Hosts TiE Entrepreneurs for Blockchain Discussion

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Service Practice Group hosted a special interest group of entrepreneurs and business professionals from TiE Oregon for a November 13 educational event on blockchain technology. Tyler Harkness organized Tonkon's…
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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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Business For A Better Portland Social

Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group was a sponsor at the Business For A Better Portland Summer Social held July 10 at WeWork's Custom House Courtyard. David Forman, Brenda Meltebeke, and Haley Morrison attended the event. Business For…
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