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BEND, OR (June 21, 2021) – Karnopp Petersen LLP announced the launch of a new donor-advised fund managed by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to benefit the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Since 1955, generations of Karnopp Petersen lawyers have provided legal services to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, assisting in defending and enhancing its sovereignty, treaty-reserved rights, and culture.

The firm established the Fund (KP Fund II The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) to optimize its charitable giving to the Tribes and attract charitable capital from others who wish to help the Tribes. The Fund endeavors to invest in the people of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to support their efforts to self-determine their future with a focus on education, leadership development, and cultural protection and enhancement.

Karnopp Petersen invites the community to support its charitable fund with the Oregon Community Foundation and will match all donations made to the program up to $5,000.

“We are excited to partner with Oregon Community Foundation in the launch of this Fund, and we look forward to making a positive impact through this focused support of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs,” said Ellen Grover, Managing Partner with Karnopp Petersen. “We hope that our long-standing relationship with the Tribes, combined with OCF’s well-earned reputation in managing donor-advised funds, will give our fund the endorsement for others who wish to give to the Tribes.”

Karnopp Petersen attorneys supported the recent passage of the 1865 Treaty Nullification Bill. The bill nullifies the supplemental treaty between the United States and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon signed in 1865, which restricted the rights of tribal members to leave the reservation and imposed other conditions. The Department of the Interior has stated that neither the federal government nor Oregon has ever enforced the treaty.

“It’s apropos to announce our partnership with Oregon Community Foundation to manage our new fund following this legislation,” added Grover. “We hope that our clients, friends, and the community at large will recognize the importance and impact of this fund and will consider investing in the future of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.”

“It’s an honor for OCF to support Oregon businesses as they give back to their communities.  A corporate donor-advised fund is a great way to streamline a company’s strategic giving and rely on OCF’s expertise and grantmaking support,” said Julie Gregory, OCF Regional Director for Central & Eastern Oregon.   “It has been my particular pleasure to work with our friends at Karnopp Petersen to create a fund that will support the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.   I hope this Fund will inspire others to contribute, knowing they can rely on the long-term relationships, knowledge, and expertise the firm can employ to inform their grantmaking.”

Donations to the KP – Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Fund can be made through Karnopp Petersen’s website, at https://karnopp.com/kp-fund  and Oregon Community Foundation at www.oregoncf.org/kp-fund2 or by following the link here.

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About Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving–time, talent and resources from many generous Oregonians–creates measurable change. For more information about OCF, please visit: oregoncf.org.

About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 14 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. Visit karnopp.com to learn more.

 

Karnopp Petersen LLP Earns 2021 “Best Law Firm” Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ©

Bend, Oregon, November 9, 2020 – Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce that for the 11th year, the firm has ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that receive a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn from among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Karnopp Petersen LLP is regionally ranked in four practice areas, achieving tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. Achievement of a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

For firms to be eligible for the ranking, they must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States.

Karnopp Petersen has five lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Josh Newton, Kurt E. Barker, Ellen H. Grover, Howard G. Arnett, and Thomas J. Sayeg.

The “Best Law Firms” list encompasses a diverse group of firms across the nation, making it a valuable research tool for the legal community and clients searching for legal counsel. Ranked firms undergo a rigorous evaluation process that consists of the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and assessment of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

National and metropolitan tier 1 firm rankings are featured in the physical edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” and is distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel.

View the 2021 “Best Law Firm” rankings in their entirety by visiting  https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

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About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 16 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. Visit www.karnopp.com to learn more.

BEND, OR (August 21, 2020) — Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been included in the 2021 edition of  The Best Lawyers in America:

  • Howard G. Arnett – Native American Law – Recognized by Best Lawyers 15 times since first listed in 2007.
  • Kurt E. Barker – Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment – Recognized by Best Lawyers 10 times since first listed in 2012.
  • Ellen H. Grover – Energy Law, Land Use, Zoning Law, and Native American Law – Recognized by Best Lawyers five times since first listed in 2016.
  • Josh Newton – Commercial Litigation – Recognized by Best Lawyers five times since first listed in 2017.
  • Thomas J. Sayeg – Trusts and Estates – Recognized by Best Lawyers 14 times since first listed in 2008.

“It is an honor to have our attorneys recognized again by their peers as being exceptional in each of their respective areas of practice,” says Karnopp Petersen, Managing Partner, Erin MacDonald. “We have a strong team here at Karnopp and being recognized by Best Lawyers year after year is a testament to that.”

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

To learn more about the attorneys at Karnopp Petersen visit www.karnopp.com.  For information about Best Lawyers visit www.bestlawyers.com.

 

About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 14 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. Visit www.karnopp.com to learn more.

 

BEND, OR — Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce that for the 10th year, the firm has been ranked in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments and more than 12,000 clients participated in providing 107,000 evaluations.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Karnopp Petersen has five lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Howard G. ArnettKurt E. BarkerEllen H. GroverJosh Newton, and Thomas J. Sayeg.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Karnopp Petersen LLP is regionally ranked in Eugene in five practice areas, achieving tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment and tier 2 ranking in Trusts & Estates Law.

National and metropolitan tier 1 rankings will be featured in the physical edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel.

The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

 

About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 16 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. Visit www.karnopp.com to learn more.

 

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2020 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

 

BEND, OR — Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce that for the 10th year, the firm has been ranked in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments and more than 12,000 clients participated in providing 107,000 evaluations.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Karnopp Petersen has five lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Howard G. ArnettKurt E. BarkerEllen H. GroverJosh Newton, and Thomas J. Sayeg.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Karnopp Petersen LLP is regionally ranked in Eugene in five practice areas, achieving tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment and tier 2 ranking in Trusts & Estates Law.

National and metropolitan tier 1 rankings will be featured in the physical edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel.

The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

 

About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 16 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. Visit www.karnopp.com to learn more.

 

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2020 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

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.

 

Annual Honor Dinner celebrates contributions to furthering the culture and heritage of The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation  

 BEND, OR (August 13, 2019) — Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce Howard Arnett, Esq. will be honored by The Museum at Warm Springs at its annual Huckleberry Harvest and Honor Dinner, taking place this year on August 17th at the High Desert Museum in Bend.

Arnett will receive the museum’s prestigious Twanat Award for his nearly four decades as an attorney for The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, as well as representing other tribes on matters involving treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, Indian Law development, government-to-government relations, and gaming. He is also a longtime supporter of the museum.

The word “Twanat” originates from the Ichishkiin Language of the Warm Springs Tribe meaning “following the traditions of our ancestors”.

Arnett joins a distinguished list of prior Twanat Award honorees including The Honorable Owen Panner, a founding partner of Karnopp Petersen who received the Award in 2005; Two former Governors of Oregon, Victor Atiyeh and Ted Kulongoski; and former U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye and Gordon H. Smith, to name a few.

Karnopp Petersen has represented The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon since 1955 and has been recognized by the museum in prior years for the firm’s commitment to Indian Law.  The late James D. Noteboom and Dennis Karnopp received the museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and 2014 respectively, for their longstanding practice in the area of Indian Law.

Arnett’s contributions extend beyond his practice of Indian Law, as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where he teaches courses on American Indian Law as well as advanced seminars on Contemporary Issues in American Indian Law and Comparative Law of Indigenous Peoples. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at the Lewis & Clark Law School teaching the survey course and an advanced seminar on Federal Indian Law.

Arnett received his J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School in 1977. He holds a Bachelor’s degree with distinction from Stanford University and earned a master’s degree with distinction in international relations from the London School of Economics.  

For more information about The Museum at Warm Springs and the Huckleberry Harvest and Honor Dinner visit www.museumatwarmsprings.org; or contact Debbie Stacona at the museum at (541) 553-3331; or email  maws@museumatwarmsprings.org.

About Karnopp Petersen LLP

Established in 1935, Karnopp Petersen LLP has 16 attorneys in its Bend-based office. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, Estate Planning, Indian Law, Land Use, Litigation and Appellate Practice, Mediation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resource and Energy Strategies, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Taxation, Trusts and Estates. Visit www.karnopp.com to learn more.

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).

Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce the election of Jennilyn Aston and Annie Nelson as new partners of the firm.

“We are delighted to have these two talented attorneys join our partnership,” said Erin MacDonald, Managing Partner. “They each bring a unique blend of experience, education, and insights that will strengthen and enhance our firm as we continue to grow.”

Aston joined Karnopp Petersen in 2015 and serves as Chair of the firm’s Business Department. Her practice is focused on business and real estate transactions, business organizations and corporate governance, intellectual property, technology-related agreements, and state and federal trademark work.  Aston’s experience includes advising businesses, property owners, and individuals from a number of different industries, including manufacturing, technology and software, medical and dental practices, education, and real estate. Aston earned her J.D., cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law and a B.A. in Liberal Studies, magna cum laude, from Oregon State University.

Nelson has been with the firm since 2012 and practices primarily in the area of Trust and Estates. She regularly advises clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration, and also counsels clients with respect to establishing guardianships and conservatorships.  Nelson is a member of the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Business Law Sections, Deschutes County Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, and Cascade Women Lawyers. Nelson earned her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and a B.S. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Oregon State University.

Annie M. Nelson
Annie M. Nelson
Jennilyn K. Aston
Jennilyn K. Aston

Karnopp Petersen LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Erin Keys MacDonald was recently elected New Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC).

ACTEC is an organization of peer-elected lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure; and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.

MacDonald is one of 36 new Fellows elected to the counsel from across the United States, England, and Canada.

To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no less than 10 years’ experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities. It is their aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

About her election to the counsel, MacDonald said, “I’m honored to be part of ACTEC, an organization with the highest caliber of members in the estate planning profession, and look forward to networking with the other Fellows, and continuing my educational and professional development to help me better serve my clients.”

MacDonald is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School and 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.