Please note that on Friday, May 15, Karnopp Petersen will be closed for an official Mental Health Day off.  This means our phones will not be answered and emails will receive replies on Monday.

The firm recognizes and appreciates all of our employees’ hard work and commitment to our valued clients and our business, and we’ll be enjoying a long weekend to give everyone time to re-charge.

The office will resume normal operations on Monday, May 18.

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.

View the full Bend Film Festival 2019 schedule of films and get your Festival Pass for the 16th Annual BendFilm Festival, October 10-13, 2019 here: https://www.bendfilm.org/2019-bendfilm-festival/.

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 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