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James P. Mc Neill III

James P. Mc Neill III

Practice areas:

School Law, Municipal Government, Project Finance

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. School Law: 34%
    25 years
  2. Project Finance: 33%
  3. Municipal Government: 33%

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Contact Info

Foster Pepper PLLC

West 422 Riverside Avenue Suite 1310

Spokane, WA, 99201-0302

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198607/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in America® - Education Law, 2014The Best Lawyers in America®2014
The Best Lawyers in America® - Education Law, 2013The Best Lawyers in America®2013
2008-2009 Spokane Top LawyersSpokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazine2009
Partnership of the YearGranite Falls School District2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Practice Group Leader - Municipal/Public FinanceFoster Pepper PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerFoster Pepper PLLC1998 - Present
Associate/Of CounselPerkins Coie1990 - 1998
AssociatePreston Gates & Ellis1988 - 1990
Law ClerkU.S. Bankruptcy Court, WD Washington (Tacoma)1987 - 1988
Law ClerkWashington State Supreme Court1985 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Council of School AttorneysMember1995 - Present
US Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
National Association of Bond LawyersMember1991 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1990 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
US District Court, Eastern District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
US Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
US District Court, Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1987 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bond CounselN/A
Fell v. STA, 128 Wn.2d 618 (1996)N/A
Marquis v City of Spokane, 130 Wn.2d 97 (1996)N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Foster Pepper PLLCSchool Law News2014
Washington State School Directors Association School Bond Manual, Second EditionChapters 2, 4 8, UTGO Bonds, Alternative Capital Financing Sources, and Refundings2009
Washington State School Directors Association School Bond Manual, First EditionChapters 2, 4 8, UTGO Bonds, Alternative Capital Financing Sources, and Refundings2006
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction School Facilities Manual “School Facilities Manual, Chapter 4 – Financing”2003
Washington Municipal Financing DeskbookChapter 6 - School District Finance1993
De NovoLocal Procedures for Obtaining Relief from Stay1991

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Washington State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Association of School Business Officials Business Managers ConferenceBonds for Business Managers2014
Washington Association of School Business Officials Annual ConferenceWe Issued Bonds – Now What? Complying with State and Federal Laws After Issuing Bonds2014
Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Summer TrainingDrafting Ballot Titles2014
Olympic ESD 114 Business Officials TrainingOverview of the Municipal Advisor Rule2014
Kennewick School District Work SessionOverview of Legal Requirements for Issuance of UTGO Bonds2014
Foster Pepper PLLC School District Public Works ConferenceCurrent Legal Climate for Financing Capital Projects2013
Bond Attorney's WorkshopRisky Business– Ethical Considerations Related to Risk Reduction, Loss Prevention and Bond Counsel Liability2013
Washington Association of School Administrators New Superintendent WorkshopOverview of Legal Requirements for Levies and Bonds: Avoiding the Pitfalls2012
National Association of Bond Lawyers: 2012 Bond Attorneys' Workshop, “Let's Get Ethical - Conflicts of Interest, Engagement Letters, and Bond Counsel Liability,”2012
Washington Association of School Business Officials, 67th Annual Conference “’ABC's of Tax Credit Bonds’ and ‘Bonds 101,’”2011
Foster Pepper PLLC School District Public Works Seminar “Current Legal Climate: Hot Legal Issues in School Finance,”2010
Recovery Act Bond Finance Conference Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, Qualified School Construction Bonds and Building America Bonds2009
ESD 123 Levy Workshop “M&O Levies: Some Things to Remember,”2009
, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Coordination Meeting “Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, Qualified School Construction Bonds and Building America Bonds2009
WSSDA Annual Conference “Capital Levies: Taking Something Simple and Making it Complicated,”2008
Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Fall Conference “Alternative Funding Sources: Capital Levies and State Forest Revenues,”2008
Washington Association of School Business Officialst 62nd Annual ConferenceWorkshop On Non-Voted Debt Financing Options: Legal Considerations2006
Annual Washington State School Directors Association ConferencePublic Disclosure Commission Guidelines2006
WMTA ConferenceOverview of Local Improvement District Financing2005
Washington Municipal Treasurer's Association Annual ConferenceOverview of Local Improvement District Financing2005
Washington State University SuperintendentWashington School District Capital Projectrs Financing2004
WASA/CEFI School Facilities ConferenceSecuring the Funds- School District Finance2004
WASA Small Schools ConferencePublic Disclosure Commission2004
WASA/CEFI School Facilities ConferencePre-Bond Planning2003
Pacific Region of National School Boards Association Summer ConferenceState Blaine Amendments: Guardian of the Wall of Separation or Vehicle for Education Reform?2003
WASWD Spring ConferenceThe Appropriate Use of the Internet and Email2002
WASA/WSSDA School Facilities ConferenceSchool Construction Financing2002
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysNew Ballot Title Legislation2000
Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs ConferenceFinancing Information for Fire Districts2000
WASA/WSSDA School faciilties ConferenceFacilities funding - Ballot to State Match2000
WSSDA Annual ConferenceNew Developments in School Financing1999
Washington State Transit Association Annual ConferenceRecent Developments in Transit Law1999
WASA/WSSDA School Facilities ConferenceThe State of State Match1999