Jeffrey C. Nave

Jeffrey C. Nave

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the area of tax-advantaged financing, including the syndication of federal tax credits and the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. He has substantial experience representing cities, Indian tribes, public housing authorities and other local governments. In addition, Jeff represents investment banking firms as underwriters' counsel on municipal securities offerings.


Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners

  • Board of Directors, 2019

SNAP Financial Access

  • Board of Directors, 2019

Spokane Housing Authority

  • Board of Commissioners, Chair, 2012-2013
  • Board of Commissioners, Vice Chair, 2011
  • Board of Commissioners, Member, 2010-Present

Northeast Public Development Authority, Board of Director, Member, 2012-2013

Downtown Spokane Partnership

  • Board of Directors, Chair, 2007-2008
  • Board of Directors, Member, 2003-2011

National Association of Bond Lawyers

  • Board of Directors, Member, 2006-2009
  • Education Committee, Chair, 2004-2006
  • Inaugural Tax and Securities Law Institute, Co-Chair, 2003
  • Washington Seminar, Vice Chair, 2002
  • Steering Committee for Bond Attorneys Workshop, Member, 2000-2002

American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow, 2008-Present

Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force (Spokane, WA), Member, 2007

Downtown Spokane Ventures Association

  • Board of Directors, Chair, 2003-2005
  • Board of Directors, Member, 2001-2005

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2004

California State Bar Association, Member, 1990-Present

Washington State Bar Association

  • Member, 1991-Present
  • Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Member, 2004
  • Indian Law Section, Member

Idaho State Bar, Member, 1992-Present

State Bar of Montana, Member, 1997-Present

American Bar Association

Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Member

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Member

Washington Finance Officers Association, Affiliate Member

Washington Public Treasurers Association, Associate Member

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SEC ADOPTS Rule 15c2-12 Amendments

Author, Foster Pepper News, August 2018

Reminder For Operators of Qualified Residential Rental Projects – New Form 8703 to be used for Filings Due March 31, 2012

Co-author, Foster Pepper News, March 2012

Tax Increment Financing: Why It Isn't Working Here

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, October 2, 2003


Cooperative agreements, interlocal agreements, and affordable housing

Speaker, Tri-Cities Municipal Government & Public Finance Seminar, July 2018

L&I Prevailing Wage Issues

Speaker, 2015 WHAAP Annual Conference, October 2015

Association of Washington Housing Authorities Spring Meeting

Speaker, April 2015

Tax Credit Programs for Creating Tribal Housing

Speaker, Tribal Economic Development, Foster Pepper PLLC, February 2013

Tribal Financing Update: What Is a Management Contract Post-Lake of the Torches?

Panelist, The Seminar Group’s 10th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit, December 2012

Year 15 – Issues and Strategies for Tax Credit Projects

Speaker, 2012 Association of Washington Housing Authorities (AWHA) Meeting, April 2012

SEC Enforcement

Panelist, NABL 10th Annual Tax & Securities Law Institute, Savannah, GA, March 2012

Demystifying Housing in Tribal Communities

Speaker, Housing Washington Conference, September 2011

Bonds and Debt Issuance

Speaker, Eastern Washington Finance Officers Association Spring Meeting, May 2011

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Structuring For and Accomplishing a Successful ‘Exit’

Speaker, PNRC-NAHRO Annual Conference: The Future of Affordable Housing, May 2011

SEC Enforcement

Speaker, National Association of Bond Lawyers: 9th Annual Tax Securities Law Institute, March 2011

IRS Update

Moderator, Fourth Annual Native American Economic Development Conference, October 2010

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Indian Country

Speaker, 2010 Tribal Housing Conference, April 2010

Ask An Attorney – An Interactive Workshop

Panelist, PNRC-NAHRO 2010 Annual Conference: Building Partnerships & Frameworks for a New Decade, April 2010

SEC Enforcement

Panelist, National Association of Bond Lawyers 8th Annual Tax Securities Law Institute, February 2010

Finding the Right Financing

Panelist, Law Seminars International Tribal Tax Planning & Partnership Structures Conference, February 2010

Economic Development Bonds and the Federal Stimulus Package: Effects on Tribal Financing

Panelist, Third Annual Native American Economic Development Conference, September 2009

101 Things (or at least the top 10) to Consider When Borrowing Money - A Bond Lawyer's Perspective

Speaker, Association of Public Treasurers in the United States and Canada, 44th Annual APT US&C Conference, July 2009

Housing & Infrastructure Projects on the Reservation

Speaker, Northwest Native American Economic Development Conference, Tulalip, WA, June 2009

How to Leverage Tax Credits in Indian Country

Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, 21st Annual Indian Law Section Continuing Legal Education Program, May 2009

Current Disclosure Issues In Primary Offerings

Speaker, NABL 2009 Tax & Securities Law Institute, March 2009

Financing Municipal Services

Panelist, City of Spokane, Your City with Mary Verner, March 2008

LIHTC Transactions in Indian Country

Speaker, National Business Institute's: The Attorney's Guide to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits CLE, February 2008

Update on SEC Enforcement Actions in the Municipal Markets

Panelist, National Association of Bond Lawyers 6th Annual Tax Securities Law Institute CLE, February 2008

Practical Considerations in Tribal Contracts

Speaker, Key Tribal Issues Seminar, October 2007

Tax Credits and the Housing Authority

Panelist, National American Indian Housing Council's Legal Symposium 2004 Program, December 2004

Tribal Financing in the New Millennium: Traditional Borrowing, Bond Finance & Conduit Financing

Speaker, Washington State Bar Association's Indian Law Section 16th Annual Indian Law CLE, May 2004

Securities Law Hot Topics

Panelist, National Association of Bond Lawyers' Second Annual Tax Securities Law Institute, February 2004

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Municipal GovernmentInfrastructureNative AmericanPublic FinanceSenior & Affordable HousingTax


Tel: 509.777.1601Fax: 800.533.2202


The Best Lawyers in America© Municipal Law, 2010-present

  • Best Lawyers® 2019 Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Spokane

Washington Super Lawyers list, 2009-2019

Spokane Top Lawyers, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazine, 2008-2018


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1990

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1987

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1991

Idaho, 1992

Montana, 1997

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,1990

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington
  • District of Idaho
  • Northern District of California

Tulalip Tribal Court, 2008

California, 1990 (inactive)


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2001-Present
  • Of Counsel, 1998-2001

Perkins Coie LLP

  • Partner, 1998
  • Associate, 1990-1997

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