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February 27, 2013
Additional Municipal Tax Attorney to Join Foster Pepper’s Public Finance Practice

February 27, 2013 – Foster Pepper PLLC has hired Barbara Jane League as Of Counsel to the firm’s Public Finance practice, recently ranked among the nation’s top bond counsel by Thomson Reuters.

“Barbara brings extensive knowledge of tax matters to the firm’s Public Finance practice,” said Alice Ostdiek, chair of the firm’s Municipal Government and Public Finance practices. “The addition of her experience will add depth and expand the tax-related analysis that we are able to provide, by making three “Section 103” tax lawyers available to serve the needs of our public finance clients.”

League has more than 15 years of experience, including public finance and taxation and more than nine years of experience in business and real estate law. Prior to joining Foster Pepper, League was an Associate Director at Navigant Capital Advisers, Inc. in Washington, D.C., and managing attorney at Barbara Jane League, P.A. (formerly League & Naugle, P.L.) in Jacksonville, Florida. She previously served as an attorney in the Tax-Exempt Bond section of the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., and spent several years as an Associate in the Portland, Oregon office of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, as part of its municipal finance group.

League received her LL.M. from the University of Florida School of Law (1996), her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law (1995) and her B.A., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University (1992).

About Foster Pepper PLLC
Foster Pepper PLLC is a 120-attorney law firm based in Seattle, WA with an office in Spokane, WA. For more than a century, the firm has distinguished itself as a leader in the practices of land use, real estate, and municipal finance. The firm maintains active local and national practices serving numerous industries and practices, including mergers and acquisitions, investment management, financial institutions, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, intellectual property, agriculture, transportation, yacht and aircraft, and digital media and entertainment. Foster Pepper regularly represents publicly traded corporations, privately-held companies, commercial and investment banks, municipalities, government agencies, partnerships and joint ventures, and individuals.