Tonkon Torp attorneys and partners get involved in the community



Tonkon Torp attorneys and partners get involved in the community

Tonkon Torp attorney Janet Neuman has joined the board of trustees for the Oregon State Parks Foundation. The Foundation raises funds and builds partnerships to restore and create new facilities and sites in the Oregon state park system. Neuman’s service on the board is an ideal complement to her legal practice, which focuses on water law and environmental and natural resources.

Tonkon Torp has a long tradition of supporting the Oregon State Parks Foundation; one of the firm’s founding partners, the late Brian Booth, played a key role in its establishment (then called the Oregon State Parks Trust) in 1995. Neuman is the seventh Tonkon Torp lawyer to serve on the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

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Tonkon Torp attorney Stephanie Grant has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Build.  Girls Build offers summer camps in several Oregon communities for girls 8 - 14 years old, focusing on building confidence through learning the basics of building, including carpentry, plumbing, electricity, and more.

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Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been selected to serve a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon. Tonkon Torp nominated Koch for the position to the Honorable Michael W. Mosman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Lawyer Representatives are chosen by federal judges in each of the Ninth Circuit’s 15 districts. In this role, Koch will work closely with federal judges to improve the administration of justice in the Circuit.  In addition, he will help plan the biennial District of Oregon Conference and will represent the District at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

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Tonkon Torp attorney Abby Wool Landon has been elected as treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Foundation board of directors. The MBF promotes civic education to increase community understanding of the legal system.  Among the programs it supports is the Multnomah CourtCare program, which provides a safe and caring space in the courthouse for children while parents and guardians attend to legal matters. This year the MBF will also focus on developing new programs centered on the opening of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

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Tonkon Torp partner James Hein joined the board of directors of Transition Projects, Inc., which provides individual services, resources and tools to help end their homelessness, secure housing and maintain that housing. Hein is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Business Department, M&A, and Corporate Finance practice groups, where he focuses on counseling clients in all stages of business growth, including initial business formation. He also chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

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