Drea Schmidt & Claire Brown Give Primer on Oregon Community Public Offerings Legislation

During a recent gathering of the TiE Oregon Pitch Club, hosted at Tonkon Torp’s offices, attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown spoke to entrepreneurs about the new Oregon Community Public Offerings legislation. Drea and Claire, members of the firm…
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David Forman Shares Insight on Protecting Yourself in New Bioscience Business Ventures

David Forman recently participated on a panel on "Protecting Yourself and Others" as part of Oregon Health & Science University’s INVENT seminar series on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. David shared insight on the importance of a clear…
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Palmer & Schmidt Discuss Private Offering Reforms, Including Crowdfunding

Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt recently gave a presentation on 2013 reforms regarding private offerings, including crowdfunding, to audit and tax partners and managers at the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP. The lawyers, members of Tonkon Torp’s…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Semi-Annual Portland Startup Weekend

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group was a sponsor at Portland Startup Weekend, November 14 to 16. Jeff Woodcox organized the sponsorship and participated in the event along with Claire Brown.
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Tonkon Torp’s Third Website Law Program Offers Advice about Buying or Selling a Website

On November 5, Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property practice group held the final program in a three-part series offered to start-up companies developing or maintaining websites. The event, held at Tonkon’s downtown Portland office, featured attorneys…
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Entrepreneurial Services Group Hosts Solar Oregon Event

On October 29, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group hosted Solar Oregon for their annual fundraiser and social event. Jeff Woodcox, Claire Brown, and Emily Katz attended the event, which was also sponsored by the ESG group.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN Dinner

On October 15, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. Jeff Woodcox was in charge of filling the table, and attended the event along with several Tonkon attorneys and…
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Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Group Hosts Panel Seminar

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services group held a panel seminar, "I Have an Idea? Now What?", on September 30. Leon Simson brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs for the event and moderated the discussion on how to get from concept…
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Schmidt and Brown Discuss Intrastate Crowdfunding

Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, gave a presentation on intrastate crowdfunding at an Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section event on September 17, 2014. Crowdfunding is a…
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Tonkon Torp to Host Website Law Series for Entrepreneurs

Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property Practice Group will host a series of three programs to prepare start-up companies for developing and operating websites. The programs are offered at no cost, but do require advance registration on the Tonkon Torp…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts “Show Me the Money” Primers for Entrepreneurs

Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently hosted the final program in its “Show Me the Money” series, designed to help start-up companies understand funding issues in connection with the launch and growth of their businesses. The…
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David Forman Moderates Panel on Making the Most of Investing Situations

Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services group was a program sponsor for the Angel Capital Association’s Northwest Regional Meeting held in Portland on June 4. David Forman moderated a panel discussion during which seasoned angels shared their…
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Second “Show Me the Money” Event Attracts Entrepreneurs

Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group hosted the second of three programs designed to help start-up companies understand funding issues in connection with the launch and growth of their businesses. The program featured a panel of…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland Startup Weekend

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group sponsored the Portland Startup Weekend which ran from April 25 through April 27. The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors OEN's Angel Oregon Spring Showcase

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's (OEN) Angel Oregon Spring Showcase on April 16. The showcase featured the three finalists from the Angel Oregon Investment Program and introduced attendees to Oregon's "most exciting" early…
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Tonkon Torp Offers “Show Me the Money” Series for New Business Founders

On April 23, Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services practice group held the first program in their three-part "Show Me the Money" seminar series for business owners and start-ups. This first program was titled "Meet the Funders" and featured a panel…
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Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Share Information About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules

Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, members of Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group, made a presentation to Oregon Executive MBA students on the topic of raising capital through “crowdfunding” and general solicitation. Their remarks…
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Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Address Confusion About Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services practice group recently helped clients and other business people better understand how to take advantage of equity-based “crowdfunding” and general solicitation to raise capital without running…
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TiE Oregon PitchFest and Member Mixer

Jeff Woodcox, Leon Simson, Claire Brown and Drea Schmidt, all members of the firm's Entrepreneurial Services Group, attended The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Oregon's "PitchFest and Member Mixer" on December 10. The PitchFest is a recurring event in…
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Tonkon Torp’s Business Lawyers Provide Update on Private Placement Rules

At a recent meeting of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Tonkon Torp lawyers Tom Palmer and Drea Schmidt presented the latest information on the SEC’s new rules permitting general solicitation in connection with private placements…
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