Laura D. McAloon

Member of the Firm
Laura’s practice emphasizes the areas of public finance and municipal law as well as public transportation and federal procurements. Ms. McAloon’s public finance practice includes public offerings and private placement offerings secured by general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special assessment districts, revenue anticipation notes, lease financings, certificates of participation and commercial bank notes. In conjunction with such offerings, she advises clients on state law issues, federal tax matters for tax exempt offerings and federal securities laws governing municipal bonds, including the review of official statements and post-issuance compliance matters. In the area of general municipal law, Ms. McAloon frequently advises clients on compliance with federal procurement and bidding regulations, state and federal laws governing public transit systems and airports, federal and state constitutional matters, as well as open public meeting and open records laws and the multitude of other statutes and regulations that govern public entities. She serves as primary outside counsel and special counsel to a number of local governments in Washington State.
Admissions

  •  Bar of Washington
  •  U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  •  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., 2000, cum laude)
  • College of St. Mary (B.A., 1997, summa cum laude)
Associations / Achievements

  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers (2006, 2011)
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers; Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys; American Bar Association, Spokane County Bar Association and Diversity Section
  • Board of Directors, Northeast Public Development Authority (2013 to present)
  • Board of Directors, YWCA Spokane (2015 to present)
  • Board of Directors, Spokane C.O.P.S (Community Oriented Policing Services) (2010 to present)
  • Board of Directors, The Ministry Institute at Gonzaga University (2009 to present)
  • Trustee, Discovery School Board of Directors (2008 – 2011)
  • Secretary, Girl Scouts Inland Empire Council Board of Directors (2001-2003)
  • Board Member, Spokane County Neighborhood Accountability Board (1997-1999)
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell (4.5 out of 5)
Clerkships

  • Judge Cynthia Imbrogno, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1998)




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