Tonkon Torp Attorneys Speak to Startups at TiE Bootcamp

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups at the TiE Oregon Bootcamp on November 28. TiE Oregon is the local chapter of a global entrepreneurial organization that seeks to…
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Blerina Kotori Guides Employers Through "Bermuda Triangle" of Leave Laws

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Blerina Kotori spoke to employers at the Bureau of Labor and Industries Annual Conference about navigating the “Bermuda Triangle” of leave laws. Blerina coached employers how to analyze and handle situations…
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Bob Carey Covers Sick Leave Law for Young Lawyers

On October 20, Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke to members of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section about recent changes to sick leave laws. During his presentation, Bob highlighted best practices for implementing the new sick…
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Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2017 edition of Best Law Firms and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
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Bob Carey Briefs Trucking Association on Employment Law Changes

Tonkon Torp attorney Bob Carey spoke at the Oregon Trucking Association's 65th Annual Leadership Convention on September 23 at the Eagle Crest resort in Redmond, Oregon. His talk, "Who's The Boss: Employment Law Changes That May Drive You Crazy…
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Best Lawyers in America® Names 44 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2017 List

Forty-four Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 38 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Each attorney has been named to the list in past years, and nearly all have been recognized for more than five years…
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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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Clay Creps and Haley Morrison Provide L&E Insight to Portland Employers

On June 28, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment attorneys Clay Creps and Haley Morrison provided an employment law overview and legislative update to clients of the Real Benefits Group, a Portland-based full service employment and health care…
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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2016 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-eight Tonkon Torp attorneys in ten practice areas are named on the national 2016 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors…
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Clay Creps Explores Employment Law Discovery at OSB Bootcamp

Tonkon Torp labor and employment attorney Clay Creps spoke on June 2 at the Labor and Employment Law Bootcamp organized by the Oregon State Bar. The intensive two-day program was offered to new lawyers and those interested in expanding their practice…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Breakfast Briefing on Avoiding Common HR Traps

Blerina Kotori led a breakfast briefing and Q&A session at the Tonkon Torp office with Anne Donovan, president of Xenium HR. The presentation to Portland employers covered the legal implications of three common HR traps, and provided practical…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Second Chance Summit in New York City

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon, who is a member of the Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Board, was in New York City on May 24 to speak at the Second Chance Summit hosted by the Foundation at The New School in Manhattan.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

On May 12, Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Practice Group attorneys hosted their annual employment law seminar for human resource professionals and other business leaders. Over 200 attendees listened to Star Wars-themed presentations that covered…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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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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Corbett Gordon Joins Board of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon is a member of the board of directors of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, which develops programming to help employers interested in employing people who have been incarcerated and wish to make a fresh start.
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Colin Geiger Speaks at CLE on Obtaining and Using Medical Records

Tonkon Torp attorney Colin Geiger spoke at a CLE lunch for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) at the firm’s downtown office on December 15. The CLE topic was “Medical & Psychological Records – Tips on Obtaining, Using, and Admitting…
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Tonkon Torp Announces Two New Partners

Tonkon Torp LLP has elected Blerina Kotori and Christopher Pallanch to the partnership, effective January 1, 2016. Both attorneys started their private practices as associates for the firm. Kotori began at the firm as a summer associate and was the…
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Corbett Gordon Speaks at Dave's Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit

Tonkon Torp attorney Corbett Gordon recently participated in a panel at the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Second Chance Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to share experiences hiring and working with "second chance employees" – employees who have…
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Clay Creps Joins Board of the Portland HR Management Association

Tonkon Torp attorney Clay Creps has joined the board of directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Creps will serve in the capacity of Legislative Affairs…
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