Cynthia M. Weed - K&L Gates

Cynthia M. Weed

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 206-370-7801

Cynthia practices in the public law and finance areas of the firm with a focus on structured finance and leasing.

Since 1978, she has worked with public universities, colleges, cities, towns, counties, school districts and special districts (ports, water, sewer, school and fire protection) in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, California and Idaho on municipal financings which include general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special assessment district financings, tax anticipation obligations, hospital debt, short-term obligations and industrial development bonds. She has worked on a majority of the private activity bonds issued in Washington since they were authorized by statute in 1981. More recently, she works with public agencies, such as the University of Washington, in utilizing 63-20 financing for public/private partnerships.

Ms. Weed has been a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers since 1980, has been a member of the Board of Directors and also acted as Chairperson of the Bond Attorneys Workshop for the year 2000. She is a Fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel; she is the current Vice President of the College and also is a Board Member (serving a second term). She has been the Co-Chair of the College’s Membership Selection Committee since 2009. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Local Government Section. Most recently, she was named Seattle’s Public Finance Lawyer of the Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers.

University of Wisconsin-MadisonBBA University of Missouri-Kansas City School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Cynthia is an exceptional attorney who applies her inherent intellect, her considerable knowledge developed through years of experience, and her razor sharp wit in her public finance practice. She allows you to meet and exceed your goals in a seemingly effortless manner that continually informs, protects, confides, and implements."

-Deven Mitchell
Debt Manager
State of Alaska, Department of Revenue

"Cynthia is an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney that can guide your entity through the public finance legal maze."

-Deven Mitchell
Debt Manager
State of Alaska, Department of Revenue

"Cynthia Weed's varied and vast experience allows her to provide expert advice on virtually any matter in municipal bonds. She has been a trusted resource for many years."

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Public Finance Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Cynthia M. Weed has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Public Finance Law