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Date: February 9, 2024
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Courtney DauszFoster Garvey is pleased to welcome public finance attorney Courtney L. Dausz as Principal in its Portland office. Courtney joins the firm's nationally recognized Municipal, Health & Housing practice, deepening the team’s bench in Oregon and strengthening the firm's commitment to serving the unique needs of state and local governments.

With nearly two decades of experience representing a wide range of municipalities and nonprofit organizations, Courtney has established herself as a trusted advisor to cities, counties, school districts, special districts and conduit borrowers.

Courtney regularly acts as bond and disclosure counsel, as well as underwriter’s counsel, providing strategic guidance on tax-exempt borrowings. Additionally, she advises numerous 501(c)(3) nonprofit clients as borrower’s counsel, exhibiting her focus on representation that positively impacts the community.

“With Courtney, our practice group gains a talented professional whose skill sets and experience will enhance our ability to serve the legal needs of our public entity clients,” said Allison C. Schwartzman, leader of Foster Garvey’s Municipal, Health & Housing group. “Her arrival marks a significant step forward in providing comprehensive legal solutions to an even broader range of clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

“We are delighted that Courtney has decided to continue her career journey with Foster Garvey. Her addition exemplifies our ongoing efforts to bolster our capabilities and enhance the client experience through top-tier representation,” added firm Co-Chair Rafael Stone.

Courtney joins the firm from Mersereau Shannon LLP, Oregon’s second oldest law firm and a venerated municipal finance boutique, where she built her high-caliber practice and reputation as a leading public finance attorney.

“Courtney’s proven track record in municipal finance, coupled with her devotion to projects aimed at shaping our local communities, align perfectly with our firm's values and commitment to excellence,” said Portland Office Managing Director Joy Ellis. “We are pleased to welcome her to the Portland office.”

Courtney is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. in 2006. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from Montana State University in 2002.

She is an active member of several public finance and municipal organizations, including the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Special Districts Association of Oregon, Oregon Association of School Business Officials, Women in Public Finance and the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association.

Foster Garvey PC, a preeminent law firm with offices on both coasts, offers an extended national and international reach to serve many influential and innovative companies, government entities and individuals across a full spectrum of legal services. The firm's attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications, including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition to providing efficient and effective counsel, Foster Garvey upholds a strong commitment to community service, pro bono representation, diversity and inclusion efforts and a collegial and equitable work environment. The firm has offices in SeattlePortlandWashington, D.C.New York, Spokane and Tulsa.

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