Scott Schickli, of counsel in the Pacific Northwest office, is a member of the Tax Group in Portland, Oregon.  Scott’s practice focuses on federal income tax law of public finance, low income housing, exempt organizations and general business transactions.

Mr. Schickli has more than 22 years of public finance tax law experience.  He has represented every type of entity permitted to borrow funds on a tax-exempt basis, ranging from governmental entities and non-profit hospitals, retirement communities and universities to for-profit developers of solid waste disposal and recycling facilities, low income housing, electrical generation projects and small scale manufacturing facilities.  He has also assisted public finance clients involved in Internal Revenue Service audits of closed transactions. 

Scott also assists various types of organizations in seeking or retaining non-profit or governmental tax-exempt status.  He represents developers of low income housing in tax credit projects, and also represents corporations involved in complex merger and acquisition transactions.

Scott’s recent transactions include:

  • Structuring the financing for the City of Klamath Falls, Oregon’s new 500 MW electric generating facility to comply with federal tax rules regarding public/private partnerships.
  • Assisting Oregon Health Sciences University and its new affiliated non-profit, OHSU Medical Group, in transitioning the clinical medical practices of all OHSU faculty members to OHSU Medical Group.
  • Assisting the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority in developing low income housing projects in Yakutat, Juneau and Haines, Alaska.

Before joining Orrick, Scott was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP.  Prior to that, Scott was an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae.  He also was an associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon.  And he also worked at Bayh, Tabbert & Capehart, as an associate.

Scott Schickli
Admitted In
  • Alaska
  • New York
  • Oregon

Education
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1987
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1981
  • B.A., English, Carleton College, 1973
Memberships
  • Oregon State Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bar Association: Taxation Section, Subcommittee on Tax-Exempt Finance
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

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