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Bill's practice is focused on public finance, focusing on federal tax requirements and restrictions, including arbitrage and arbitrage rebate requirements, applicable to all kinds of tax-exempt obligations, including state and local bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, qualified small issue (industrial development) and exempt facility bonds.

Bill has extensive experience in general business and corporate area emphasizing federal taxation and securities regulation.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
  • American College of Bond Counsel, Regular Fellow
  • King County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Washington Finance Officers Association
  • Washington Public Treasurers Association
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Washington State Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Member

News & Insights


  • Washington, 1969


LL.B., Harvard University, 1968

A.B., Northwestern University, 1965


  • Hon. McQuade, Idaho Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1968-1969

Honors & Recognition

  • 2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Departmental Honors in History
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
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