Tonkon Torp LLP

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1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States
Phone: 503.221.1440
Fax: 503.274.8779
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Oregon
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Big Changes For Large Employers: Oregon Legislature Passes Fair Work Week Act

Recently, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 828, known as the Fair Work Week Act, which will dramatically change how covered employers schedule workers. Governor Brown is expected to sign the law soon…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell Regulation A+ Offering

On the corner of NE MLK and Burnside in Portland, the new Fair-Haired Dumbbell building is nearly complete. The building has garnered attention for its unique architectural design and painting plans. But more important for…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Go Into Effect, With Limitations

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court (Court) permitted the "Travel Ban" set forth in the second Executive Order issued by President Trump on March 6, 2017 (EO-2) to temporarily go into effect, with constraints. EO-2 provided…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Beware Environmental Regulations Lurking in Local Codes – Such as the Wellhead Protection Program

Most companies know that the environmental impacts of their operations are regulated by the federal government (primarily the US Environmental Protection Agency) and various state governments (in Oregon, primarily the Oregon…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 – What Should Employers Be Doing Now?

On June 1, 2017, the Governor signed into law the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 (the Act), expanding the current law's protection against wage disparities among employees. Currently, Oregon prohibits discrimination "between the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department Of Labor To Increase Enforcement Of H-1B And Other Visa Programs

On June 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will increase activities to combat fraud and abuse in employment-based visa programs. This will include not only H-1B visas, but other types of nonimmigrant…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Trump Administration Appeals Decision On Trump "Travel Ban #2" To U.S. Supreme Court

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the preliminary injunction on the Trump Administration's "Travel Ban #1," President Trump issued a new Executive Order on March 6, 2017 that included a temporary 90-day ban on U.S…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Oregon House Passes Hidden Property Tax Increase

The Oregon House of Representatives just passed a bill (now headed to the Senate) that will significantly increase property taxes in some Oregon cities. House Bill 2088 allows cities to pick the method for determining a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Employer Cannot Fire Employees For Obscenity-Laced Facebook Posts During Union Organizing Campaign

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects employees who engage in concerted activities for purposes of collective bargaining or for mutual aid and protection. How far that protection extends was tested in NLRB v…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is Property Tax Reform Coming to Oregon?

As our state faces a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, lawmakers are considering a number of ways to raise taxes to bridge the gap. One current proposal asks Oregonians to reconsider Measure 50, their 1990s-era property tax revolt…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

New Executive Order Targets H-1B Visas

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled "Buy American and Hire American," which addresses the H-1B visa program, among other topics. Increased Enforcement; New Regulations and Guidance…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

A Case Study on the Accuracy of Real Market Values on Tax Statements

In my previous Ear to the Ground post, I discussed real market values and how they can become inaccurate on your tax statement. For this week's post, I wanted to offer a real-life example of how this discrepancy played out for a…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Allowed Under Title VII

For more than 30 years, the federal Circuit Courts of Appeal have uniformly ruled that Title VII's prohibitions against discrimination based on "sex" do not cover claims for discrimination based on "sexual orientation." That has…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Is the Real Market Value on Your Tax Statement Accurate?

One of the most common questions asked about property tax in Oregon is whether the assessor's real market value ("RMV") is accurate. The short answer is, probably not…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

USCIS Announces FY2018 H-1B Cap Reached

On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018 was reached within the five business day filing window running from April 3-7, 2017. This includes both the U.S. advanced degree cap preference limit of…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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