Jon
Jurich

PARTNER
jon.jurich@ pacificalawgroup.com P. 206.245.1717
F. 206.245.1767

As a bond attorney, Jon Jurich represents state and municipal issuers in a wide range of financings, and is an active community volunteer.

Jon Jurich concentrates his practice in public finance and general municipal law, with an emphasis on nonprofit and affordable housing issues (including LIHTC transactions). His practice includes experience with bond issues for school districts, cities, counties and special districts, as bond, disclosure, issuer, and underwriter’s counsel; 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 public-private partnerships, and has formed and advised nonprofit organizations on a variety of matters.

Jon is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”), has earned his Novogradac Property Compliance Certification, and has served in a variety of volunteer capacities, including currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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, 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, 2013-2020
Speaking:
  • NABL, Bond Attorneys Workshop, Multifamily Housing – Advanced Session, September, 2018 and 2019
  • NABL, Bond Attorneys Workshop, Bank Direct Placements – Advanced Tax Topics, October 2017
  • ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Bond Hot Topics, May, 2017
  • Kitsap-Olympic Local Government Academy, Funding for the Modern Era, November, 2014
  • Northeast Washington Local Government Academy, Filling Potholes After McCleary June, 2014
Publications:
  • NABL: “Disaster Recovery Bond Financing – Considerations for Congress,” Contributor, September, 2018
  • “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:
  • Seattle Public Library Foundation, Board Member 2020-Present
  • City of Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Focus Group Member (Medium-Density Urban Villages), 2016
  • ArtsFund Associate, 2014-2015
  • ArtsEd Washington, Board Member 2012-2014, Secretary; Chair, Governance Committee
Professional Organizations:
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2011–Present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Chair, Multifamily Housing Panel, 2019-Present
  • King County Bar Association
Representative Matters:
  • Served as bond counsel to a state-wide issuer on housing and nonprofit revenue issues, 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, Fannie Mae M-TEM/M-TEB transactions, and senior-subordinate bond issues
  • Assisted multiple nonprofit organizations to incorporate and file for tax-exempt status