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Practice emphasizes municipal finance, municipal tax and federal tax credit law. Substantial experience representing Indian tribes, housing authorities and other local governments in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and with transactions involving federal tax credits. In addition, represents investment banking firms as underwriters' counsel on municipal securities offerings.


Practice areas


  1. Public Finance: 50%
    25 years
  2. Tax: 40%
    21 years
  3. State & Local Law: 10%
    25 years

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Foster Pepper PLLC

422 W Riverside Ave
Suite 1310
Spokane, WA, 99201-0302


IDAuthorized to practice law199207/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White, Inc2012
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White, Inc2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationN/A2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane Housing AuthorityCommissioner2010 - Present
American College of Bond CounselFellow2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Forum on Affordable Housing Law2004 - Present
Northwest Indian Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2004 - Present
Montana State BarMember1997 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1992 - Present
Washington Municipal Treasurers AssociationAssociate Member1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Northeast Public Development AuthorityBoard of Directors2012 - 2013
Downtown Spokane PartnershipChairman2007 - 2008
National Association of Bond LawyersDirector2006 - 2009
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee2004 - 2005
National Association of Bond LawyersChair, Education Committee2004 - 2006
Washington Attorneys Assisting Community OrganizationsDirector2003 - 2004
National Association of Bond LawyersCo-Chair, Inaugural Tax and Securites Law Institute2003 - 2003
Downtown Spokane Ventures AssociationChairman2003 - 2005
Downtown Spokane PartnershipDirector2003 - 2011
National Association of Bond LawyersVice Chair, Washington Seminar2002 - 2002
Downtown Spokane Ventures AssociationDirector2001 - 2005
National Association of Bond LawyersMember, BAW Steering Committee2000 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceTax increment financing: why it isn’t working here2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - BerkeleyEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10th Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteSEC Enforcement2012
10th Annual Northwest Gaming Law SummitTribal Financing Update: What Is a Management Contract Post-Lake of the Torches?2012
Ninth Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteSEC Enforcement2011
Housing Washington ConferenceDemystifying Housing in Tribal Communities2011
Tribal Tax Planning & Partnership Structures ConferenceFinding the Right Financing2010
8th Annual Tax Securities Law InstituteSEC Enforcement2010
Third Annual Native American Economic Development ConferenceEconomic Development Bonds and the Federal Stimulus Package2009
National Association of Bond Lawyers Seventh Annual Tax & Securities InstituteCurrent Disclosure Issues in Primary Offerings2009
21st Annual Indian Law CLE ConferenceFound Money--or How to Leverage Tax Credits in Indian Country2009
2009 WSAMA Fall ConferenceAttorney Opinion Ethics Issues2009
2009 Washington State Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceStimulus Bill Update--Finance Provisions2009
National Association of Bond Lawyers' Sixth Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteSEC Enforcement2008
Attorney's Guide to Low Income Housing Tax CreditsLIHTC Transactions in Indian Country2008
7th Annual Indian Country Tax Credit ConferenceWays to Avoid and Solve Closing Problems2007
Real Estate Development from Beginning to End in WashingtonFederal Tax Credit Programs2006
WSBA Indian Law Section 16th Annual Indian Law CLETribal Financing in the New Millennium: Traditional Borrowing, Bond Finance & Conduit Financing2004
Washington Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceSecurities Law and How to Avoid Becoming a News Headline--Federal Income Tax Issues2004
National Association of Bond Lawyers' Second Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteSecurities Law Hot Topics2004
National Association of Bond Lawyers' Second Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteAudit Disclosure and Other Tax-Related Securities Fraud Issues2004
National Association of Bond Lawyers' Second Annual Tax & Securities Law InstituteAccounting and Disclosure: Interplay between Financial Statements and Disclosure Obligations; New GASB Rules2004
National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2004 ProgramTax Credits and the Housing Authority2004