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Jon Jurich

Associate

Jon Jurich concentrates his practice in municipal finance and general municipal law. He has worked on conduit issues for housing and nonprofits, as well as bond issues for school districts, cities, and counties, as bond, disclosure, issuer, and underwriter’s counsel. Jon’s experience includes Washington Administrative Code rule-making and state legislation, federal and state blue sky securities law, public records disclosure, and advising public entities.

Jon also has experience in matters relating to commercial real estate transactions and public-private partnerships, and has advised nonprofit organizations on a variety of matters. Prior to joining Pacifica, Jon was an associate with K&L Gates LLP.

Jon is a graduate of SeattleWorks’ “The Bridge” program and has served in a variety of volunteer capacities ranging from nonprofit board membership to participating in the City of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda focus groups.

Prior to attending graduate school, Jon served as a leadership consultant for a college organization. He is an avid fan of most Chicago sports teams, including the World Champion Cubs, and in his free time likes to cook, travel, enjoy the outdoors, and eat interesting food.

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington

Education:

  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., English, Communications, magna cum laude (Dean’s List, Alpha Sigma Nu, Leonard Simon Blenkiron English Award)
  • Boston College: M.A., Irish Literature and Culture
  • University of Chicago, J.D., with honors (Chicago Journal of International Law, Editor-in-Chief)

Honors:

  • Selected for Washington Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Speaking Engagements & Presentations:

  • Panelist, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, “Bond Hot Topics” (May, 2017)
  • Speaker, Kitsap-Olympic Local Government Academy, “Funding for the Modern Era” (November, 2014)
  • Speaker, Northeast Washington Local Government Academy, “Filling Potholes After McCleary” (June, 2014)

Publications:

  • “Tax-Exempt Bond Update: IRS Publishes Final Issue Price Regulations” (December, 2016)
  • “Cyberwar and Customary International Law: The Potential of a “Bottom Up” Approach to an International Law of Information Operations,” 9.1 Chi. J. Int’l L. 275 (Summer, 2008)

Community Involvement:

  • ArtsEd Washington, Board Member 2012–2014, Secretary; Chair, Governance Committee
  • ArtsFund Associate, 2014-2015
  • City of Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Focus Group Member (Medium-Density Urban Villages), 2016

Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2011 – Present
  • King County Bar Association

Representative Matters:

  • Served as bond counsel to a state-wide issuer on housing and nonprofit revenue issues ranging from $900,000 to over $130,000,000 in size, including publicly sold and privately placed bonds and notes, short-term cash-collateralized bonds, back-to-back loan programs, Freddie Mac Tax-Exempt Loan Program transactions, and senior-subordinate bond issues
  • Assisted multiple nonprofit organizations to incorporate and file for tax-exempt status
  • Represented landlord in drafting and amending leases for multiple commercial properties