Let’s brighten the world together. In keeping with our end-of-year tradition of giving a little extra to our community in honor of our great clients, colleagues, and friends, we have made a donation this holiday season to Family Kitchen, a local nonprofit dedicated to feeding the hungry in Bend.
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KP partner attorney Josh Newton travels to London twice a year to complete a master’s program in law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science. Why? Because he says he wants to do the best work possible for his clients, whose livelihoods — and cultures — depend on land and water in the western United States. It’s 8,000 miles from Bend to London, England, but the lessons from London inform his legal work here in Central Oregon. Check out the great feature article in the December issue of The OSB Bulletin (Page 31) to learn more about Josh, his family, and what he’s studying to support his practice and ultimately his clients.
On Friday, October 25, two KP lawyers are set to speak at the Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section’s CLE on Emerging Land Issues in Indian Country taking place at the University of Oregon School of Law.
The CLE agenda includes panel discussions dealing with natural resource development, climate change, timber cases, treaty rights, and the native outdoor recreation industry. View more information about the event and the full schedule here.
Erin MacDonald, a partner in Karnopp Petersen’s Trust and Estates Practice, will speak in Portland on November 15th on the topic of estate tax portability, which became a permanent part of the tax code in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The all-day seminar presented by the Oregon State Bar, “Basic Estate Planning for Oregon Taxable Estates,” will provide education to estate planning attorneys from across the state on topics such as credit shelter trusts, marital deductions, disclaimer tax planning, portability, lifetime gifting, and more. Erin is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning & Administration Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Bend Film Descends Upon Deschutes County
Bend, Oregon’s 16th annual independent film festival, BendFilm launches in less than two weeks! As a proud Screening Partner Sponsor, Karnopp Petersen is excited to support the four-day festival that showcases the unique voices and some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.
The festival of films presents a variety of genres and topics throughout regional theaters and local venues including Bend’s historic Tower Theater, Regal Cinemas, McMenamins, Redmond’s Odem Theater, Tin PAN Theater, and the Madras Performing Arts Center.
This year, BendFilm welcomes IndieWoman of the Year – Christine Vachon, producer of Oscar-winning films, Carol and Boys Don’t Cry. The festival’s First Features Honoree – Ron Shelton is the Oscar-Nominated Writer/Director of films, Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, and Tin Cup.
Festival screenings explore topics and issues from a range of viewpoints, many of special relevance to the communities of Central Oregon. These thought-provoking films provide an opportunity for our clients and community to learn from different voices and engage in discussion.
BEND, OR (August 29, 2019) — Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce five of the firm’s attorneys have been named top lawyers in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
The Karnopp Petersen attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for their work in their respective practice areas are:
Howard G. Arnett – Native American Law – Recognized by Best Lawyers® 14 times since first listed in 2007.
Kurt E. Barker – Employment Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor and Employment – Recognized by Best Lawyers nine times since first listed in 2012.
Ellen H. Grover – Land Use and Zoning Law – Recognized by Best Lawyers five times since first listed in 2016.
Josh Newton – Commercial Litigation – Recognized by Best Lawyers four times since first listed in 2017.
Thomas J. Sayeg – Trusts and Estates – Recognized by Best Lawyers 13 times since first listed in 2008.
The Best Lawyers methodology includes an annual, national/regional, and practice area based peer-review system that is as methodical as it is competitive to reflect the publication’s core mission of promoting only the top legal talent in America.
Since the publication’s founding in 1981, each year, lawyers spanning 146 practice areas are nominated by their peers in the legal industry and evaluated for their professional excellence throughout their career histories to be named to The Best Lawyers in America. Candidates need to exemplify a standard of excellence and influence that warrants the respect of their colleagues in the legal community.
For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.
For information about Best Lawyers visit www.bestlawyers.com.
Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) names Karnopp Petersen its 2018 Allied Partner of the Year! It has been an honor to work alongside the lodging and tourism industry in Bend and across the state of Oregon to bring the benefits of tourism to local business.
Last year, Howie Arnett, Josh Newton, and Ellen Grover approached LASO with an idea: why not launch a Legal Aid clinic at Warm Springs staffed by Karnopp Petersen attorneys? The clinic launched in April 2018 at the Warm Springs CAT Office, 1136 Paiute Ave.
Rayven Settler, enrolled member of the Yakama Nation, and the office manager for LASO’s Native American Program (NAPOLS), provides outreach and eligibility screening to potential clients two weeks prior to each clinic date. Rayven refers potential clinic clients to Karnopp Petersen for conflict checks, and for those potential clients whose issues do not fall within the clinic scope, she makes the appropriate referral either to the Central Oregon Regional Office of Legal Aid or to NAPOLS. In this way, the clinic model is designed to provide legal services to as many eligible clients as possible.
Clinic overview and dates: Individuals enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or married into the Tribe are eligible for screening with Rayven to determine whether they qualify for legal assistance. To qualify, an individual must meet LASO income requirements.
Qualified individuals are provided a free 45 minute—1 hour consultation with a Karnopp Petersen attorney. The attorney determines at the first meeting if the case will be advice only, brief service, or something more.
Legal issues within the clinic scope include: expungement, consumer law, small claims court preparation, and education issues.
Clinic outreach and eligibility screening:
April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8.
Legal Clinic dates:
April 23, June 25, August 27, October 22.
For more information or to schedule an appointment:
Call Rayven, (971) 703-7108.
Republished with permission from Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
KP employment attorneys Kurt Barker and Ben Eckstein are presenting “Conducting Effective Employee Investigations” to a group of Central Oregon medical practice managers today. This is a popular topic in the #MeToo era – Kurt presented the same training, and also spoke on managing employee marijuana use, before Willamette-Valley area SHRM Chapters this month.