Deanna practices municipal finance and general municipal law, with emphasis on general obligation and utility revenue financings. Her experience includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on financing matters for a variety of public entities, including counties, cities, public utility districts, ports, fire protection districts, public hospital districts, transit agencies, public development authorities, public facilities districts, school districts, industrial development corporations, and state agencies. Financing structures include revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, lease financings, assessment financings, short-term obligations, and other private-activity bonds. Deanna routinely serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on combined and stand-alone water, sewer and storm drainage system, solid waste system, electric distribution system, and generation system revenue financings for city utilities, water-sewer districts, and public utility districts.
Deanna also advises clients on 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. Deanna has significant experience in the use of interlocal agencies and the Interlocal Cooperation Act to accomplish public projects and goals, including the use of joint boards, governmental administrative agencies, non-profits and other governance structures. Deanna also serves as outside counsel to public entities on general municipal matters, advising clients on governance, open public meetings, public records and disclosure matters, and other municipal law issues.
Deanna is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Puget Sound Finance Officers Association, and volunteering for school, sport, and other events in the Snoqualmie Valley.