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Tonkon Talks - Oregon Benefit Companies - Greenwashing or a Real Change?

Mar 07, 2018
Join us for a discussion of becoming and operating as an Oregon Benefit Company, including corporate, tax and community consequences. Business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin will discuss the Oregon statute, local practice, and national trends.

Tonkon Torp 2018 Litigation Department Spring Party

Apr 19, 2018
Tonkon Torp's litigation department is hosting its Spring Party on April 19. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer, and appetizers while we mingle with litigation attorneys, judges, and others from the local legal community!

Annual H-1B Cap Breakfast Briefing

Mar 01, 2018
Tonkon Torp's Immigration Practice Group invites you to a discussion on this year's H-1B Cap season. The government will start accepting H-1B Cap-subject petitions on April 2, 2018 (through April 6) for an October 1, 2018 start date.

Tonkon Talks - Bioscience in Oregon

Feb 07, 2018
Join us for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon. Our presentation will be led by special guests Jennifer Fox, Executive Director at Oregon Bioscience Incubator, and Denise McCarty, Executive Director at Oregon Bioscience Association. The two will discuss trends in bioscience and digital health, outline the roles their organizations play in support of the bioscience industry, and detail the services their organizations provide to entrepreneurs and startups.

2018 Women's Party in the Pearl!

Jan 31, 2018
Please join the women of Tonkon Torp for a festive winter gathering for our women clients and friends! We hope you can make it to our after-work event on Wednesday, January 31 at CENTRL Office in the Pearl District. As always, there will be plenty of wine, desserts and hearty appetizers for you to enjoy!

Business Immigration Updates for 2018: The New Normal Under the Trump Administration

Dec 07, 2017
Join Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration group for a preview of 2018 under the Trump Administration, including: how "Hire American, Buy American" is impacting work visa petitions both within the U.S. and abroad; new policies affecting travel and visa applications; and the January 17, 2017 high-skilled worker regulations and how they impact H-1B petitions and employment-based green card applications.

Tonkon Talks - The Emerging Growth Ecosystem in Oregon

Dec 06, 2017
Join us for a discussion on the emerging growth ecosystem in Oregon and how to make the most of the funding and mentoring resources in the PDX environment. The presentation will be led by business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund.

Tonkon Talks - IP Round Table

Nov 01, 2017
Join us for an IP Round Table with intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach. You bring your questions and we'll talk about IP issues and topics that interest you - including topics you've suggested in response to our surveys, such as IP management, IP protection, IP licensing, copyleft licensing, copyright, and more!

Environmental & Natural Resources Fall Party!

Oct 11, 2017
Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys are hosting a festive seasonal gathering on Wednesday, October 11. Join us at 5:00pm for wine, beer and appetizers while we mingle with other lawyers from the local environmental law community! Invite your colleagues, too! Just have them RSVP so we know to expect them! Please click here for more information and to register.

Tonkon Talks - Elements of the Investor Pitch

Oct 04, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with Greg Ennis, Managing Director of Peninsula Ventures, and business attorney Leon Simson as they discuss the art of pitching your startup to potential investors.

Cybersecurity Issues for Nonprofits

Sep 07, 2017
The Nonprofit Practice Group at Tonkon Torp invites you to join us for a short, informative program focused on cybersecurity and cyberliability.

Tonkon Talks - Organizational Issues and Choice of Entity

Sep 06, 2017
Organizational entity decisions can have a long-term impact on your business and making the right choice in the beginning might make a big difference down the road. Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Tyler Harkness as he discusses organizational issues and how to determine what entity to choose when setting up your business.

Immigration Breakfast Briefing - Worksite Enforcement, I-9s, and Compliance Best Practices

Aug 24, 2017
Encore Presentation of our June 29 seminar. Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration group and Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore will be holding an encore presentation on what to expect from immigration enforcement authorities in this era of heightened scrutiny.

Immigration Breakfast Briefing - Worksite Enforcement, I-9 Audits, and Compliance Best Practices

Jun 29, 2017
Join Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration group and Labor & Employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore for a timely briefing on what to expect from immigration enforcement authorities in this era of heightened scrutiny. We will update you on best practices to prepare for: Worksite enforcement, I-9 audits and compliance issues. Please join us for this free Breakfast Briefing.

Nonprofit Program & Happy Hour

Jun 07, 2017
The Nonprofit Practice Group at Tonkon Torp invites you to join us for a short, informative program focused on employment law issues for nonprofit organizations. Following the program, we will have a happy hour reception with drinks and appetizers. We hope you can join us!

Tonkon Talks - Crowdfunding and Capital-Raising Update

Jun 07, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown as they offer an update on the world of crowdfunding and other capital-raising strategies.

Environmental & Natural Resources Consultants Party!

May 24, 2017
Please join the Environmental & Natural Resources attorneys on May 24 at 5:30 PM for wine, beer and appetizers. We hope to see you at our semi-annual social gathering that brings together Tonkon Torp attorneys and our environmental consultant colleagues! Invite your colleagues, too! Just have them RSVP so we know to expect them! Please click here for more information and to register. The RSVP deadline is May 17.

2017 Labor & Employment Law Seminar

May 04, 2017
The survey says that it's time for Tonkon Torp's annual employment law seminar! Your game show hosts will answer the $64,000 questions that come up in the workplace.

Tonkon Talks - Building a Healthy Startup: Avoiding Common Founder's Mistakes

May 03, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Leon Simson and special guest Jim Huston, Managing Director at Portland Seed Fund, as they discuss the common mistakes founders should avoid when starting and growing their business. Bring your questions and your appetite for an interactive and nourishing midday break. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP here to help us with headcount!

Tonkon Torp 2017 Litigation Department Spring Party

Apr 06, 2017
Tonkon Torp's litigation department is hosting its Spring Party on April 06. Join us at 5:00 PM for wine, beer, and appetizers while we mingle with litigation attorneys, judges, and others from the local legal community!

Tonkon Talks - Preparing for Investor Due Diligence

Apr 05, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with business attorney Brenda Meltebeke and special guest Eric Boothe of Elevate Capital Fund and Elevate Inclusive Fund as they discuss how to prepare for investor due diligence. Brenda will bring the seasoned experience of an attorney who has walked many clients through the due diligence process, while Eric will provide insight from the investor's perspective.

Tonkon Talks - Independent Contractors & Non-Competition Agreements

Mar 01, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime session with labor and employment attorney Kristin Bremer Moore. Kristin will provide guidance on crafting enforceable non-competition agreements and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. She will also discuss the pros and cons of using independent contractors, and review the risks for companies who misclassify independent contractors.