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
  • Privacy
  • 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

Portland Residential Home Energy Score Requirement Takes Effect January 1

Starting January 1, 2018, single-family home sellers in Portland will be required to report a Home Energy Score (HES) to potential buyers. The HES is a federally-developed measurement of the energy-related use and associated…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Willamette Falls Riverwalk Moving Forward Despite Adversity

Willamette Falls, between Oregon City and West Linn, is the second-largest waterfall in the U.S. by volume. Home of the nation's first hydroelectric project in 1888, the falls have largely been cut off from public view since…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Proposed Federal Estate & Gift Tax Reform – What You Need To Know Now

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have now passed separate versions of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The proposals that are being discussed in the news as "repeal of the death tax" are much more complex than…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Real Market Values and "Compression" – Property Taxes Continue to Climb in Oregon

One of the most significant reasons taxes have increased so much this year is "Compression." Due to Measure 5, Oregon's constitution limits the amount of taxes that can be collected from each property for two categories of…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Why Did My Property Tax Bill Go Up?

Property taxes have skyrocketed for many Oregonians this year – with some taxpayers experiencing double digit percentage increases over the year before and average increases in the Metro area of 11 % (Multnomah), 6.5 %…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Portland's Neighborhood Associations Going Strong After 40 Years

Portland's neighborhood associations have generated news lately, from Montavilla's resolution resisting the City's efforts to clear homeless camps, to controversy over whether transient persons can vote in Overlook's meetings,…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

One Reason Your Property Taxes Skyrocketed - New Bond Measures

Contrary to popular belief, Oregon law does not limit property tax increases to three percent per year. If you received a property tax statement this year, you may have learned this the hard way. Overall tax rates are now at a…more
 /  Education, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Oregon Targets Renewable Heating Companies for Increased Assessments

Biomass heating companies, which use renewable energy sources like wood, crop waste, or garbage to generate heat, will now come under central assessment in Oregon. Under central assessment, all of a company's property, including…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Revised Form ADV Began October 1st

Effective October 1, 2017, investment advisers must adhere to amended requirements regarding the investment adviser public disclosure form (Form ADV). The Securities Exchange Commission (the SEC) announced these amendments in…more
 /  Securities Law

Supreme Court To Again Evaluate Whether Auto Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime

On September 28, 2017, the United States Supreme Court agreed to revisit the question of whether service advisors at car dealerships are exempt from overtime. The federal FLSA exempts from overtime "any salesman, partsman,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Diversity Visa Lottery 2019 Open October 3 To November 7

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced registration dates for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program 2019 (DV Lottery). Online registration for the DV Lottery opens Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern…more
 /  Immigration Law

Premium Processing Resumes For H-1B Cap Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. Who can use Premium Processing? Premium processing…more
 /  Immigration Law

IRS Challenges Ahead For Insurance Producers?

A 2017 Tax Court decision, Fleischer v. Commissioner, may call into question a tax planning strategy commonly used by commissioned brokers and salespersons in many industries. This Alert looks at the impact of the decision on…more
 /  Insurance, Taxation

Federal District Court Invalidates The DOL's Overtime Rules

A federal judge in Texas issued an order on August 31, 2017, invalidating the Final Rule to the so-called "White Collar Exemptions" promulgated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Final Rule, the minimum…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USCIS To Require In-Person Interviews For Employment-Based Permanent Residence Applicants

On August 28, 2017, USCIS announced that it will be phasing in interviews for employment-based applicants for adjustment of status to permanent residence. The phase-in will begin October 1, and requires employees in temporary…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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