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December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

December 20, 2017
At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of resources available to startups at all stages, including formation, incubation, funding, and growth. They shared tips on how startups can best access opportunities for support, networking, and education to help them make the most of Oregon's emerging growth ecosystem.

Brenda is Co-Chair of the firm's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group. She provides startup and emerging growth clients with business counseling and general corporate legal services. She also works with companies at all stages of growth on corporate formation, governance and dissolution issues, financing and M&A transactions, as well as on negotiating and documenting various types of contractual arrangements. In addition, she represents several angel and venture funds with respect to their formation, compliance, and portfolio company investments.

"Tonkon Talks in the Pearl" is a series of lunch-hour presentations hosted by the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Group. They are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the firm's CENTRL Office location in the Pearl District. The talks provide an overview on legal topics that impact entrepreneurs and startups.