MARC R. GREENOUGH
Member

Marc R. Greenough

Marc is a member of the firm’s Municipal Government and Public Finance practices and serves as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, and disclosure counsel on general obligation, revenue, and special obligation financings by state, local and tribal governments. Marc has extensive experience in structuring municipal and public/private ventures and in providing representation in administrative proceedings and litigation.

Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

Washington Finance Officers Association

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association

Alaska Government Finance Officers Association

 

Seattle Public Schools 2018 Facilities Master Plan Task Force, Member

WSBA Indian Law Section, Former Trustee

Magnolia Presbyterian Church, Board of Directors, Former Treasurer and Secretary

Southeast Youth & Family Services, Board of Directors, Former Secretary

Washington Appleseed, Board of Directors, Former Member

SafeFutures Youth Center, Board of Directors, Former Member

Foster Pepper Pro Bono Committee, Former Chair

Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2001

Publications

Giving for the City: Constitutional Limits on Municipal Economic Development Programs

Co-author, Cityvision Magazine, March/April 2012

“Build Snohomish” Economic Incentives Target Private Development Capital

Co-author, Foster Pepper News, April 2011

State Senate Passes Public Agency Website Bill, Raising Serious Concerns

Author, Foster Pepper News, March 2011

Nuts and Bolts of Intergovernmental Associations

Author, MRSC Council/Commission Advisor, February 2011

Presentations

Upcoming: Financing Infrastructure with Bonds and Bank Loans

Speaker, 2018 Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council Conference, October 2018

Upcoming: Finance Panel on Public Debt Financing

Speaker, Association of Washington State Public Facilities Districts 2018 Conference, September 2018

Federal tax law highlights and new developments

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

Local Improvement Districts and Service areas

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Conference, November 2017

The After-Party: Post-Issuance Compliance with Bond Covenants

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2017

Nuts and Bolts of Intergovernmental Associations

  • Washington Public Utility District Association Water Workshop, September 2016
  • Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Conference, April 2016

Ethics for Commissioners

Washington Association of Sewer and Water District Commissioners Workshop, January 2016

Post-Issuance Compliance for Bonds

Alaska Government Finance Officers Association Conference, November 2015

Navigating Washington's Constitutional Limitations for Economic Development Finance

CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Conference, October 2015

Funding the Solution: How much do you need/How do you get it?

Pacific Maritime Magazine Ferries Conference, October 2015

Legal Update

Washington Public Utility District Association Water Workshop, September 2015

Legal Update

Washington Public Utility District Association Water Workshop, September 2014

Debt: We’re Not Detroit!

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2014

Practical Implications of Open Government Transparency Requirements

Public-Private Partnership Projects (P3), March 2014

Municipal Water Service Cost Shifting

Water Rights Transfers Conference, October 2013

What Washington’s New Hydrants Law Means for You

Washington Public Utility District Association Water Workshop, September 2013

Hot Topics: Debt Management

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2013

The Changing Business of Water Utilities

Bond Buyer Financing Municipal Utilities Symposium, May 2013

Crafting a Debt Management Tool

Washington Public Facilities District Association Conference, May 2013

Current Issues in Municipal Water Law: Tacoma v. Bonney Lake and Utility Responsibility for Fire Hydrants

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers Tax and Securities Law Institute, March 2013
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop, October 2012
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop, October 2011

open public meetings

Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Conference, November 2012

Social Media for Municipalities

  • Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Conference, November 2012
  • Alaska Government Finance Officers Association, November 2011
  • Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association, November 2011

working out from a default

Washington Public Facilities District Conference, October 2012

effective use of bonds

Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council Conference, October 2012

Who Pays for the Hydrants?

  • Washington Public Utility Districts Association Water Workshop, September 2012
  • Municipal and Public Utility District Attorneys Seminar, June 2012
  • Latest Developments in Washington Municipal Utility Law, October 2011

Current Issues in Municipal Water Law: Tacoma v. Bonney Lake and Utility Responsibility for Fire Hydrants

Conference on Water Law in Washington, August 2012

Proper Role of Boards of Commissioners

Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Commissioners Workshop, January 2012

Nuts and Bolts of Intergovernmental Associations

  • Municipal and Public Utility District Attorneys Seminar, December 2011
  • Washington Public Utility Districts Association Water Workshop, September 2011

Bonds 101

Washington State Association of County Treasurers Conference, June 2011

Bond Financing for Energy Projects

Southern Oregon Clean Energy Alliance Conference, May 2011

Ethics Jeopardy!

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Conference, November 2010

Funding Economic Development Projects in Today's Environment

Native American Economic Development Conference, October 2010

Making Money with Your Assets and Maximizing Your Bottom Line

Winery & Wine Distribution Law, August 2010

Municipal Market Update

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2009

Treasury and Debt Management Issues

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference, April 2009

What Did I Get Into?!

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2008

Tax Exempt Financing for Wineries

Winery and Wine Distribution Law, August 2007

Tax, Legal, Accounting and Regulatory Update

West Coast Municipal Derivatives Conference, March 2007

Potential Crisis in Pension Obligations

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Conference, November 2006

Opinions and Certificates 

Public Finance—Current Techniques, Risks and Liabilities, November 2006

Bonds 201

Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, September 2006

The Central Post Office and Continuing Disclosure

Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Conference, November 2005

Pension Obligation Bonds

Alaska Government Finance Officers Association Conference, November 2005

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Public FinanceEnvironmental & Natural ResourcesInfrastructureInvestment ManagementMunicipal GovernmentNative AmericanPortsSenior & Affordable Housing

Contact

Tel: 206.447.7888Fax: 206.749.2088

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© Public Finance Law, 2010-2019

Foster Pepper Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2008

Washington Appleseed 2007 Innovator Award for Pro Bono Service

2007 Bond Buyer Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small Issuer

2006 Bond Buyer Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small Issuer

Order of the Coif

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with high honors), 1994

  • Washington Law Review, Associate Editor

A.B., Columbia University, 1984

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1994

Alaska, 2003

Oregon, 2002

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2005-Present
  • Associate, 1997-2001

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 2001-2005

Seattle City Council, Legislative Analyst, 1994-1997

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 1986-1990

Nippon Kokan K.K., 1984-1986

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