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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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Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan Delve into Crowdfunding Portals

In advance of new equity crowdfunding rules coming in May 2016, Tom Palmer and Jessica Morgan held a presentation at Tonkon Torp’s Portland office on March 16 to various fundraising technology and software companies about equity crowdfunding portal…
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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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Tonkon Torp Hosts TiE "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Event

On September 23, Tonkon Torp and our Entrepreneurial Services Group hosted TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), for the latest installment in their series "Confessions of an Entrepreneur," featuring a speech by Monica Enand of Zapproved.
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Chris Erickson and Jay Huh Present on Startup IP for "Tonkon Talk"

Chris Erickson and Jay Huh presented at the Entrepreneurial Services Group's September 2 "Tonkon Talk," held at the firm's CENTRL Office location in the Pearl District. The two attorneys discussed trademark and domain management, confidentiality…
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Lauren Wallace Leads "Tonkon Talk" on Resources Available to Start-Ups

At the Entrepreneurial Services group's August 5 "Tonkon Talk," Lauren Wallace presented to startups and investors on how to make the most of the funding and mentoring resources available in Portland's start-up ecosystem. "Tonkon Talks in the Pearl…
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Jay Huh Leads "Tonkon Talk" on Funding Terminology

Jay Huh guided startups, investors, and service providers to startups through language commonly used in financing term sheets. He also explained capitalization tables and defined the concept of dilution and what it means to a startup, its founders…
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Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Explain Oregon’s Crowdfunding Regs

During a recent Oregon State Bar event in Bend, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to lawyers and accountants about crowdfunding, including the Oregon Intrastate Offering regulations.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Startup Weekend Latino

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group sponsored the Portland Startup Weekend Latino event which ran June 26 through June 28. Portland Startup Weekend is a competition that brings together software developers, graphics designers, and…
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Tonkon Torp Establishes CENTRL Office Location

Tonkon Torp has established an office at CENTRL Office, the new collaborative workspace on NW 14th and Everett in the Pearl District. The firm joins a mix of CENTRL Office tenants including PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), the Oregon Angel Fund…
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Tonkon Torp Co-sponsors TiE Angel Lunch at CENTRL

Tonkon Torp co-sponsored a TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) lunch with Geffen Mesher, featuring serial entrepreneur and angel investor David Rose. The lunch was held May 13 at Tonkon Torp's new space at CENTRL Office in the Pearl District.
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