Karnopp Petersen LLP Announces New Managing Partners

Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce the election of Ellen Grover and Erin MacDonald as the firm’s new managing partners effective January 1, 2019.

The managing partner promotions kick off a strong year for Karnopp Petersen LLP which also this year announced the election of two new partners, attorneys Jennilyn Aston and Annie Nelson.

Grover and MacDonald will continue their respective practices while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm.

Grover’s practice is focused in the areas of land use, natural resources, Indian, and development law. She has advised clients on complex Oregon land use and energy siting law issues, natural resource regulatory programs, compliance matters, and business development matters. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section, Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources section, the Deschutes County Bar Association, Bend Endurance Academy Board of Directors and the Bend Metro Parks and Recreation District Board.

Grover received a BA in Political Science, magna cum laude from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.

MacDonald practices in the Trusts and Estates Department of Karnopp Petersen LLP. She regularly counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, tax planning, and charitable giving.

A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. in Psychology), MacDonald earned her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Lewis & Clark Law School. She is active in the community serving as a board member for the Central Oregon Community College Foundation, Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, U.S. Bank’s Central and Eastern Oregon Region, and Assistance League of Bend. MacDonald is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections, Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Oregon Women Lawyers, Cascade Women Lawyers, and Deschutes County Bar Association. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).