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.

Read the article: Josh_Newton – OSB_Bulletin_Profile

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