Category Archives: Announcements

Karnopp Petersen LLP was selected in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” report.

11/01/2016 – Karnopp Petersen LLP was selected in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” report.


Metropolitan tier 1: Bend

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Five Karnopp Petersen attorneys selected as 2017 “Best Lawyers.”

7/12/2016 – Karnopp Petersen LLP is proud to announce we have five attorneys who were selected as 2017 “Best Lawyers.”  The Pacific Northwest Best Lawyers publication will be circulated in August, 2016.  A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  

Congratulations to:

  • Howard G. Arnett
  • Kurt E. Baker
  • Ellen H. Grover
  • Josh Newton
  • Thomas J. Sayeg

Jennilyn Aston Appointed To Education Foundation Board

7/20/2016 — Jennilyn Aston was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Education Foundation of the Bend-La Pine School District. The Education Foundation supports local children and educational initiatives made possible by Foundation donors. Jennilyn is thrilled at the opportunity to support the Foundation’s efforts to positively impact every student in the district.

Karnopp Petersen announces 2016 “Super Lawyer” designations

7/13/2016 – Karnopp Petersen LLP is proud to announce that Thomas J. Sayeg has been named a 2016 “Super Lawyer” in business and corporate law and Erin K. MacDonald a “Rising Star” in estate planning and probate.  Mr. Sayeg has maintained this designation since 2008.  Ms. MacDonald has been selected every year since 2012.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Karnopp Petersen partners honor colleague Dennis C. Karnopp

5/1/2016 – The partners of Karnopp Petersen LLP recognize and honor their colleague, Dennis C. Karnopp, for his service and dedication to the firm, its clients (including most notably his service to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), and the Oregon State Bar since 1967.  “Thank you, Dennis, for your leadership and devotion.”

Harvesting The Opportunity To Say Thank You!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to extend our gratitude to those who have made this past year so memorable. We look forward to new opportunities and experiences in the coming year.

Erin MacDonald Invited to Present at the 59th Annual Estate Planning Conference

Karnopp Petersen LLP is proud to announce that partner and trust and estates attorney, Erin MacDonald, has been invited to present at the 59th Annual Estate Planning Conference. Erin will be speaking on the topic of “The Art of Keeping Current: Social Media for the Busy Estate Planning Professional” which will provide a basic introduction to social media applications that are most relevant to estate planning practitioners.

“Everyone is proud to have one of our partners be recognized as a leader in the legal social media arena,” said Karnopp Petersen attorney Tom Sayeg.

Sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the 59th Annual Estate Planning Conference, on Oct. 30-31, 2014 in Seattle, is the premier estate planning conference in the region and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Faculty from around the country will share their expertise in a program designed for estate planning professionals to increase their knowledge base, improve their strategic decision making, and connect them with colleagues at the top of their game in this challenging practice area.

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. Additionally, Oregon Super Lawyers has named Erin a “Rising Star” in Estate Planning and Probate in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Upcoming Events and Karnopp Petersen Speaking Engagement

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Join Our Team!

Karnopp Petersen LLP seeks an Associate Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience and high academic credentials. Ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding legal writing, research and analysis skills.  Experience in civil litigation, natural resources law, water and/or Indian law is “a plus.” Submit resume and transcript to: Karnopp Petersen LLP, attn: Recruiting, 1201 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon, 97701 or [email protected]

Super Lawyers recognizes Tom Sayeg as an Oregon Super Lawyer, Erin MacDonald as a Rising Star

Karnopp Petersen, LLP, is proud to announce that Thomas J. Sayeg has been selected for the Oregon Super Lawyers 2014 list and Erin MacDonald has been identified as a Rising Star. Thomas J. Sayeg was selected by Super Lawyers in the field of Business and Corporate Law; Erin MacDonald was designated as Rising Stars in the practice of Estate and Probate law.

Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. Super Lawyers launched Rising Stars to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The selection process identifies no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Karnopp Petersen attorneys have been recognized by their peers.