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Erin K. MacDonald

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Erin MacDonald is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department of Karnopp Petersen LLP. She regularly counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning and charitable giving, and assists clients in the formation and tax-exempt qualification of non-profit entities. Erin believes that building a good relationship with her clients is essential in order to address the needs of her clients, their families, and their futures.

A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. in Psychology), Erin earned her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Erin won the school’s Outstanding Oral Advocate Award, and was editor of the law school’s law review, Environmental Law.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Erin actively participates in the local community as an Advisory Board Member for the Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Advisory Board Member for U.S. Bank’s Central and Eastern Oregon Region, Advisory Council of the Assistance League of Bend. She is a board member for the Central Oregon Community College Foundation, as well as a member of the Investment Committee of that foundation. Oregon Super Lawyers has named Erin a Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The selection process identifies no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Erin also was a 2008 Accomplished Under 40 recipient, and served as the President of the 2008 Leadership Bend Class. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Tax Section Newsletter Committee, Oregon State Bar’s Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections, Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Oregon Women Lawyers, Cascade Women Lawyers, and Deschutes County Bar Association.

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., cum laude (2002)
  • Trinity College, B.A., Psychology (1998)

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Oregon
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