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Overview

Marc 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.

Professional 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
  • WSBA Indian Law Section, Former Trustee
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2001

Community Activities

  • Seattle Public Schools 2018 Facilities Master Plan Task Force, Member
  • 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

News & Insights

News & Insights

Publications

“Giving for the City: Constitutional Limits on Municipal Economic Development Programs,” Cityvision Magazine, March/April 2012

“Build Snohomish’ Economic Incentives Target Private Development Capital,” Foster Pepper News, April 2011

“State Senate Passes Public Agency Website Bill, Raising Serious,” Foster Pepper News, March 2011

“Nuts and Bolts of Intergovernmental Associations,” MRCS Council/Commission Advisor, February 2011

Presentations

Financing Infrastructure with Bonds and Bank Loans,” 2018 Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council Conference, October 2018

Finance Panel on Public Debt Financing,” Association of Washington Public Facilities Districts 2018 Conference, September 2018

“Federal Tax Law Highlights and New Developments,” Tri-Cities Municipal Government & Public Finance Seminar, July 2018

“Local Improvement Districts,” Eminent Domain in Washington, May 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 Securities Law”

  • 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

Admissions

  • Washington, 1994
  • Alaska, 2003
  • Oregon, 2002

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with high honors), 1994
    • Washington Law Review, Associate Editor
  • A.B., Columbia University, 1984

Honors & Recognition

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