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F. 206.245.1764

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Stacey C. Lewis

Partner

Stacey Lewis serves as lead attorney for Pacifica’s bond and/or disclosure counsel teams serving the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, the Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities District, the Port of Seattle, the cities of Bellevue, Tacoma, Bellingham and Redmond, King County and Kitsap County, and others. Stacey brings significant experience with general obligation bonds, revenue bonds (senior, intermediate and subordinate), lease revenue bonds, commercial paper, and other financing structures as well as letter of credit reimbursement, other credit/liquidity facilities, and hedge agreements. Stacey also advises county, city, and other municipal clients on the range of revenue options available under state law, including lodging taxes, emergency medical services levies, affordable housing levies, levy lid lifts, and excess levies, as well as in the use of special purpose entities such as public development authorities, public facilities districts, metropolitan park districts, and transportation benefit districts.

Stacey is recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2010-2018 (Public Finance Law), and selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers. Prior to forming Pacifica Law Group with her colleagues, Stacey served as coordinator of the firm-wide public finance group at K&L Gates.

Stacey provides volunteer assistance to the Seattle Parks Foundation, Forterra and other nonprofit entities.

Stacey and her husband Jeff spend many hours on the soccer sidelines, cheering for their sons’ club and school teams and cheering for the Seattle Sounders. Stacey is a proud alum of the Brown University women’s soccer team, and now enjoys playing over 30 Seattle co-rec soccer.

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon

Education:

  • Brown University, B.A., Economics, Int’l Relations, magna cum laude
  • London School of Economics, General Course
  • University of Washington, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif (Washington Law Review, Managing Editor, Judge Lawless Award)

Honors:

  • Selected for Washington Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
  • Selected for Washington Rising Stars, 2004-2006, 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Public Finance Practice (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), 2010-2018, and for Lawyer of the Year in Public Finance Law in Seattle for 2017

Speaking Engagements & Presentations:

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers 42nd Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, October 4-6, 2017, Panelist – “Ethics: A Week in the Life of Bond Counsel Betty”
  • Pacific Maritime Magazine Ferries Conference, October 19, 2017, “Legislative Overview: State and Federal”
  • The Seminar Group’s Public/Private Transactions: Pitfalls and Opportunities, November 16, 201
  • Washington Public Treasurers Association Conference, April 14, 2017, “Securities Law Update”
  • Women in Public Finance (Pacific NW Chapter), March 15, 2017, “SEC Enforcement Update”
  • 2016 WSAMA Fall Conference, October 7, 2016, “SEC Enforcement Panel”
  • CDFA, 2016 Washington Financing Roundtable Conference, October 11, 2016, “The Washington Bond Market”
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers 41st Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, October 19-21, 2016, “Financing Airports and Seaports”
  • WPUDA, Municipal Attorney Summer CLE Meeting, June 16, 2016, “Panel Presentation regarding Municipal Bond Current Topics”
  • Higher Education Treasury Institute, Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, December 7-9, 2015, “To Refund or Not To Refund”
  • Washington Public Treasurers Association, April 17, 2015, “Securities Law Updates and Compliance Training 2015”
  • WPUDA, Municipal Attorney Summer CLE Meeting, June 20, 2013, “Bond Voyage: Farewell to Everything We Once Knew About Municipal Finance”
  • Puget Sound Finance Officers Association, May 8, 2013, “Debt & Municipal Finance Hot Topics”
  • WSAMA Spring Conference Roundtable Presenter, April 25, 2013, “Federal Tax Reform”
  • WEDA Winter Conference, Feb. 11, 2013, “Municipal Finance Update”
  • WASWD Workshop, “Expanded Authority for Joint Utility Operations,” March 20, 2012 with David Findlay (FCS Group)

Publications:

  • “Washington’s Public Ports: Financing Airport and Seaport Infrastructure” (2017)
  • “Community Facilities Districts: A Tool for Landowners To Finance Public Infrastructure” (2017)
  • “Bill Introduced To Implement 2012 SEC Recommendations; Would Authorize Direct Regulation of Municipal Bond Disclosure” (2016)
  • “On the To Do List for Municipal Bond Issuers: Disclosure Policies and Procedures” (2015)
  • “SEC Report Recommends that the SEC Be Authorized To Directly Regulate the Form, Content and Timing of Municipal Bond Disclosure” (2012)
  • “Fifty Years of 63-20 Financing: Revisiting an Alternative Development Tool for Washington State Agencies and Municipalities” (2012)
  • “Tax Increment Financing “Lite”: The Washington Legislature Tries Again” (2009)

Community Involvement:

  • Youth soccer coach
  • Sand Point Child Development Center, former Board member
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington, former Board member, former Chair
  • VISTA Volunteer, Central Youth & Family Services

Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Securities Law Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2017
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorney Workshop Steering Committee, 2010-2011, 2014-2016
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Chair, Ethics – Professional Responsibility of Bond Counsel, 2007
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Board Nominating Committee, 2011
  • Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Washington Association of Public Utility District Attorneys
  • Washington Finance Officers Association
  • Washington Public Ports Association
  • Puget Sound Finance Officers Association

Representative Matters:

  • Serving as bond counsel to the University of Washington in its issuance of general revenue bonds to finance the renovation of Husky Stadium
  • Serving as bond counsel to the University of Oregon and Oregon State University in their inaugural general revenue bond issuances
  • Serving as bond counsel to the University of Washington in connection with financing research facilities on South Lake Union
  • Serving as disclosure counsel to the Port of Seattle on various airport and seaport financings
  • Serving as bond counsel to the City of Bellevue in its TIFIA loan 2017
  • Serving as finance counsel to Forterra in connection with the acquisition of conservation property in the Teanaway
  • Serving as underwriter’s counsel in connection with Sound Transit financings to finance light rail and other public transit through the Puget Sound