Karna Gustafson


Email: [email protected] | Paralegal: Deborah Knebel

VF Team Role:

Of Counsel attorney for the Oregon Office


Practice Emphasis:

  • Community Association Law – Including Planned Communities (HOAs) and Condominiums (COAs)
  • Real Estate Development – including drafting CC&Rs and condominium projects
  • Assessment Collections and Foreclosure


Professional Experience:  

Karna joined VF’s Oregon office as an Of Counsel attorney in 2020.  Prior to joining VF, Karna spent more than 25 years at Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP, including 20 as partner, where she represented more than 1,000 Oregon and Washington homeowners’ associations in assessment collection, enforcement of covenants, document interpretation, and amending governing documents.  In addition, Karna worked with cities, counties, surveyors, banks and the Oregon Real Estate Agency while representing developers and builders in drafting documents for condominium, subdivisions, and planned unit development projects.



James Madison University (summa cum laude)

Willamette College of Law (magna cum laude)


Professional Involvement:

  • Board of Directors, Community Associations Institute (CAI) Oregon and Central Oregon Regional Chapter
  • CAI Legislation Action Committee Member
  • Member, Real Estate and Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Real Estate of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member, of Deschutes County Bar Association


Bar/Court Admissions:

– Oregon State Bar

-Washington State Bar



Karna enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and son, and time in the outdoors, especially in Bend, OR and St. George, UT.