Media, Sports & Entertainment

Since our earliest days, Tonkon Torp’s client roster has included leaders in the sport, media, and entertainment fields.

Media Law Litigation & Advice

We represent broadcasters, newspapers, publishers, and individual authors on media law issues. We have successfully litigated cases involving defamation and news gathering, as well as access to public records. Tonkon Torp lawyers have represented newspapers around the state, including The Oregonian, the Portland Business Journal, the East Oregonian Publishing Company, Eagle Newspapers, and Lee Enterprises.

We frequently advise on media law issues, including providing pre-publication and pre-broadcast review.

We also advise on and litigate issues regarding:

  • The applicability of media shield laws
  • Reporters’ privileges
  • Prior restraints on publication
  • Responses to demands for retraction or correction
  • Cameras in courtrooms
  • Invasion of privacy
  • News gathering methods
  • Licensing
  • Copyright
  • Public records laws
  • Public meetings laws

Sports & Entertainment

We represent household names in the sporting sector and luminaries in the entertainment area, including arenas, teams, and agents. Our media clients include television, radio and publishing companies, and we’re particularly skilled at the constitutional issues these clients face.

Clients in this sector trade on intangibles in many cases, and we are able to identify the risks and challenges that intangible assets hold, helping protect their brand, reputation, and bottom line. Similarly, copyright and trademark protection is of paramount importance to our sports, media, and entertainment clients.

Our services in the sports, media, and entertainment industries include:

  • Event and team sponsorship and athlete endorsement agreements
  • General business counsel
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Libel and slander litigation
  • First Amendment litigation
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing agreements
  • Immigration issues for performers, athletes, and employees
  • Executive compensation and employee benefits
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Real estate, land use, and environmental issues
  • Tax and wealth planning

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Of Counsel
Darian
Stanford
503.802.2028
darian.stanford@tonkon.com
Litigation Paralegal
Larissa
Stec
503.802.2148
larissa.stec@tonkon.com
Partner
Jon
Stride
503.802.2034
jon.stride@tonkon.com
Associate
Samantha
Taylor
503.802.2042
samantha.taylor@tonkon.com
3462
Partner
Alex
Tinker
503.802.5734
alex.tinker@tonkon.com
Litigation Paralegal
Amanda
Ulrich
503.802.2106
amanda.ulrich@tonkon.com
Partner
Joseph
Voboril
503.802.2009
joe.voboril@tonkon.com
Associate
Alexandria
Wagner-Jakubiak
503.802.5748
alexandria.wagner@tonkon.com
Labor & Employment Paralegal
Caryl
Walker
503.802.2105
caryl.walker@tonkon.com
Partner
Frank
Weiss
503.802.2051
frank.weiss@tonkon.com
3503, 3539, 3541, 3545, 3547, 3551
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Steven
Wilker
503.802.2040
steven.wilker@tonkon.com
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Michael
Willes
503.802.5737
michael.willes@tonkon.com
3491, 3559
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Jeffrey
Woodcox
503.802.2039
jeffrey.woodcox@tonkon.com
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Timothy
Wright
503.802.2052
timothy.wright@tonkon.com
Partner
Zachary
Wright
503.802.2041
zach.wright@tonkon.com

Representative Matters

Miller v. KOIN-TV

Successfully defended KOIN-TV against claims that political advertising aired by the station was false and misleading in Marion County Circuit Court.

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