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Practice Areas:

Municipal Law
Public Finance

William H. Singer


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


  • 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)


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


  • 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:

  • Bond counsel to a conduit issuer in a $103 million public sale of bonds to refund tax-exempt debt of a rural nonprofit hospital
  • Borrower’s counsel to a nonprofit senior living organization and its subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition, refinancing, renovation and expansion of its communities
  • Bond counsel to a Washington county in connection with the issuance of $44.6 million of limited tax general obligation bonds to refund prior bonds
  • Bond counsel to the a conduit issuer in a $5.4 million private placement that used the proceeds of tax-exempt bonds to refinance New Markets Tax Credit indebtedness of a nonprofit providing services to families
  • Borrower’s counsel to a private school in a $46.7 million direct placement to refinance its campus
  • Counsel to special districts on a variety of operational matters including real estate transactions, procurement and privacy issues