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Contact:

will.singer@
pacificalawgroup.com

P. 206.602.1216
F. 206.602.1266

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Practice Areas:

Municipal Law
Public Finance

William H. Singer

Associate

Will is an associate in Pacifica’s public finance and municipal law group. He serves primarily as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in a variety of tax-advantaged financings. Will also advises municipal governments on a range of general matters.

Prior to law school, Will worked in local government and politics in Washington, DC. He served as a legislative aide, and later, as the budget director for former District of Columbia councilmember and mayor, Adrian Fenty. Will also worked on several election campaigns, including Mr. Fenty’s successful 2006 mayoral campaign.

Will clerked at the Washington State Court of Appeals for Judge Lisa R. Worswick. Prior to joining Pacifica, he was an associate at Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. where he practiced public finance with an emphasis on nonprofit and health care institution financing.

Will enjoys playing soccer, bowling in a league, and following baseball. As an amateur bartender, he makes cocktails, bitters, and liqueurs at home.

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington

Education:

  • Oberlin College, B.A., Politics (Cole Scholar, Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics)
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (Editor in Chief, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology)

Honors:

  • Class of 2012 Leadership Award, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Chicoine Prize for Leadership in Athletics, 2003, Oberlin College

Publications:

  • “Tax-Exempt Bond Update: IRS Proposes Changes to Public Approval Requirements for Private Activity Bonds” (October, 2017)
  • Author, Judicial Intervention and Juvenile Corrections Reform: A Case Study of Jerry M. v. District of Columbia, 102 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 901 (2012) (awarded the Bienen Prize for outstanding student work in the Journal)

Community Involvement:

  • St. Therese Parish men’s homeless shelter (Seattle), Overnight Volunteer
  • Washington Appleseed, Board Member
  • Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Seattle, Board Member

Professional Organizations:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • King County Bar Association

Representative Matters:

  • Disclosure counsel to King County in connection with the public sale of its limited tax general obligation bonds and sewer revenue bonds
  • Bond counsel to the City of Bellevue in its borrowing of approximately $100 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIFIA program to construct a multimodal street network
  • Bond counsel to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission in a private placement of tax-exempt bonds to finance the acquisition of nonprofit facilities by Food Lifeline
  • Bond counsel to Kitsap Transit in the issuance of a limited sales tax general obligation bond to finance capital improvements for the fast ferry portion of its public transportation system
  • Underwriter’s counsel in connection with the public sale of revenue bonds issued by a rural public hospital district to refinance and expand its facilities
  • Bond counsel and disclosure counsel to a Washington school district in the public sale of unlimited tax general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to school buildings
  • Bond counsel to the Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority in a $60.5 million public sale of taxable and tax-exempt bonds to refinance debt and improve the campus of a nonprofit university