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  1. Public Finance: 80%
    18 years, 270 cases
  2. Derivatives: 20%
    11 years, 30 cases

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  • Deanna Lin Suckow Gregory

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    Deanna Gregory Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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Pacifica Law Group LLP

1191 Second Ave, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98115



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer Public FinanceBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer in Puget SoundSeattle Business Monthly2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2004
RecognitionSouth King Council of Human Services1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, AssociateK&L Gates1997 - 2011
Summer AssociateKl Preston Gates1996 - 1996
Human Services Coordinator, PlannerCity of SeaTac1991 - 1993
VISTA VolunteerCentral Youth & Family Services1989 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Public Utility District AttorneyMember2009 - Present
Puget Sound Finance Officers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Washington Finance Officers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
National Association of Bond AttorneysN/A1998 - Present
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysN/A1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
University of WashingtonFinancing University facilities
City of BellinghamFinanced City facilities
City of BellevueRefinanced City facility
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Publication NameTitleDate
MRSC Budget BookPost Issuance Compliance2012
MRSC Budget SuggestionsCommunity Revitalization Financing2010
K&L Gates Public Finance AlertDodd-Frank Financial Reform and Affect on Municipal Securities2010
NABLState Law Issues for Swaps2010
K&L Gates AlertTax Increment Financing LITE2009
K&L Gates Public Finance AlertsInitiative No. 1033 – An Initiative Limiting State, County and City Revenue2009
MRSC Budget BookFinancing Public Infrastructure under LIFT2008
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysNuts and Bolts of Municipal Finance2005
MRSC Budget BookPublic Corporations/Public Development Authorities2004
MRSC Budget SuggestionsPublic Corporations/Public Development Authorities2004
Preston Gates Public Finance AlertReintroducing the Levy Lid Lift2004
MRSC Budget BookLevy Lid Lifts2003
Preston Gates Public Finance AlertWashington Supreme Court Declares I-722 Unconstitutional2001
Washington Law Review"Overpaid" Older Workers and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act1996
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WASWD WorkshopExpanded Authority for Joint Utility Operations2012
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMetropolitan Park Districts 1012012
2012 IACC conferenceFinancing Infrastructure: The Toolbox2012
Washington Public Utility District Attorneys WorkshopPublic Finance Update2011
Washington Finance Officers AssociationFinancial Markets Update2011
Washington Public Utility District AttorneysUnderstanding ISDA Agreements2010
National Association of Bond Attorneys Bond Attorneys WorkshopUnderstanding Swaps2010
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysFinancing Public Infrastructure2009
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysNuts and Bolts of Municipal Finance2005
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMunicipal Finance Hot Topics2002