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  1. Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance: 75%
  2. Municipal Government: 25%

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Foster Pepper PLLC

1111 3rd Avenue Suite 3400

Seattle, WA, 98101-3264


AKActive Out of State200301/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2010
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearFoster Pepper PLLC2008
Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small IssuerThe Bond Buyer2007
Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small IssuerThe Bond Buyer2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFoster Pepper Shefelman2005 - Present
N/AOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP2001 - 2005
AttorneyFoster Pepper Shefelman1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southeast Youth & Family ServicesMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Washington AppleseedMember, Board of Directors2006 - 2008
Oregon City Attorneys AssociationMember2003 - Present
Alaska Municipal Attorneys AssociationMember2000 - Present
SafeFutures Youth CenterTreasurer, Board of Directors2000 - 2005
National Association of Bond LawyersMember1997 - Present
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Little Deli Marts, Inc. v. City of KentN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownOregon Measure 37: Heading North?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Columbia UniversityN/APhD - Doctorate1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winery and Wine Distribution LawTax Exempt Financing for Wineries2010
Governmental Accounting & Auditing ConferenceTreasury and Debt Management Issues2009
Washington Finance Officers AssociationWhat Did I Get Into?!2008
Winery and Wine Distribution LawTax Exempt Financing for Wineries2007
Third Annual West Coast Municipal Derivatives ConferenceTax, Legal, Accounting and Regulatory Update2007
Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Annual ConferencePotential Crisis in Pension Obligations2006
Washington Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceBonds 2012006
Public Finance - Current Techniques, Risks and LiabilitiesOpinions and Certificates2006
Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Annual ConferenceThe Central Post Office and Continuing Disclosure2005
Alaska Government Finance Officers Association Fall ConferencePension Obligation Bonds2005