Leon Simson and David Forman Demystify the Cap Table at Tonkon Talk

Business attorneys Leon Simson and David Forman dove into the mysteries of cap tables during the November 2 Tonkon Talk. They broke down a cap table, which outlines who owns what securities of a company, and they shared several ways the cap table…
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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 Attorneys Speak at PSU Business Outreach Program Learn+Network

David Forman and Eric Beach participated in a November 16 panel on legal issues facing startups at a business accelerator program put on by PSU's Business Outreach Program (BOP). The BOP at Portland State University provides technical assistance and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2016 OEN Tom Holce Dinner

On October 22, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Group was a Table sponsor and a Program sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Brenda Meltebeke, David Forman, Claire Brown, and David…
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October Tonkon Talk Explores Commercial and Cyber Insurance

At the October Tonkon Talk, litigation attorney Frank Weiss and intellectual property attorney Eric Beach discussed the role that commercial and cyber insurance play in a business's risk mitigation strategy. The presentation explored the different…
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Back to Business Contracts with September Tonkon Talk

During the September Tonkon Talk, business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes continued their conversation about business contracts in a session called, "Contracts 102." The presentation focused on providing insight and tips on the…
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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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Tonkon Talk Covers Employment Law Ground

On August 3, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorneys Clay Creps and Haley Morrison hosted a fast-paced Q&A that covered employment law policies and best practices. The audience was invited to ask their most burning employment law questions, and the…
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Makers Meet to Talk Business Law Basics

Tonkon Torp business lawyer Lauren Wallace led a Tonkon Talk on June 1 covering Business Law basics for innovators and entrepreneurs involved in Maker culture in Oregon. Lauren discussed the legal realities of making and selling with special guest…
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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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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Angel Oregon Showcase

Tonkon's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network (OEN) Angel Oregon Showcase on April 13. The Showcase brings together over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at…
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Tonkon Talk Navigates Website Law

Tonkon Torp intellectual property attorneys Chris Erickson and Eric Beach led a "Tonkon Talk" on April 6 on the basics of website law for start-ups. Their presentation covered how intellectual property impacts website creation and maintenance…
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Tonkon Talk Covers Employee Handbook Fundamentals

Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment lawyers Clay Creps and Haley Miller Morrison covered employee handbooks in the March 2 Tonkon Talk. During their presentation, they explained why all employers — including small companies and start-ups — need handbooks…
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February Tonkon Talk Leaps into Business Contracts

Tonkon Torp business attorney David Myers and litigator Michael Willes led a Tonkon Talk on the fundamentals of business contracts. Along with special guest Fritz Brumder, CEO and co-founder of Brandlive, they discussed the basics of business…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Event

On January 28, Tonkon Torp and the Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) for an event in their "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" series. The night featured a presentation by husband and wife entrepreneurs J.R. Storment…
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January Tonkon Talk Focuses on Dispute Resolution

Tonkon Torp attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and Jason Bolt, founder of Revant Optics and Society43, led a lively discussion on dispute resolution at the January 6 "Tonkon Talk." The talk covered when happens when a business finds itself in a lawsuit…
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Logan, Brown and Tinker Cover Legal Realities for Cannabis Entrepreneurs

At the December 2 “Tonkon Talk” hosted by the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Tonkon Torp, attorneys Tatiana Logan, Claire Brown, and Alex Tinker spoke to more than 40 entrepreneurs and professionals about legal issues facing cannabis-related…
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November Tonkon Talk Focuses on Employment Law

At the “Tonkon Talk” held November 4, Clay Creps, Kristin Bremer Moore, and Blerina Kotori, lawyers from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment practice group, spoke about employment law issues that start-ups and growing businesses may encounter. The three…
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Schmidt and Brown Cover Fundraising Strategies for Start-ups

At the “Tonkon Talk” hosted last month by the Entrepreneurial Services Group, business lawyers Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues that guide fundraising decisions and the trade-offs that accompany different…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Tom Holce Dinner

On October 22, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox organized Tonkon's participation at the event and attended along with David Forman, Lauren Wallace…
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