Gregory A. Blonde is a member of the Public Finance Department in Portland, Oregon. Greg serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, bank counsel and underwriter’s counsel on a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions.

Greg primarily focuses on health care/senior living finance, airport transactions and traditional municipal bond work for cities, counties and special districts.

Greg is the lead associate on conduit bond transactions for many of the most active healthcare borrowers in the Pacific Northwest, including Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Salem Hospital, Asante, Samaritan Health Services and PeaceHealth. He is the primary associate on financings for many nonprofit senior living providers, including Pacific Retirement Services, Terwilliger Plaza and Capital Manor, and has worked on senior living bond transactions in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Wisconsin and Florida. Greg also maintains an active traditional municipal finance practice, serving as bond counsel for public bodies and municipalities such as The Port of Portland, the City of Lake Oswego and the City of West Linn.

Greg is a member of the Board of Directors of Youth, Rights & Justice, a nonprofit law firm that serves underprivileged children (primarily foster children) in the Portland area. In addition, Greg provides pro bono legal services to Iraqi refugees through the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project.

  • Representative bond transactions:

    • The Hospital Facility Authority of the City of Salem, Oregon: $70,000,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A and Series 2013B (Salem Hospital Projects) (bond counsel)
    • The Hospital Facilities Authority of the City of Medford, Oregon: $60,200,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A (Rogue Valley Manor Project) (bond counsel)
    • City of Lake Oswego, Oregon: $75,870,000 Full Faith and Credit Obligations, Series 2013 (bond counsel)
    • Washington State Housing Finance Commission: $81,440,000 Nonprofit Housing Revenue and Refunding Revenue Bonds (Mirabella Project), Series 2012A and $7,800,000 Nonprofit Housing Refunding Revenue Bonds (Mirabella Project), Series 2012C (underwriters’ counsel)
    • Oregon Health & Science University: $145,255,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A; $193,500,000 Variable Rate Revenue Bonds, Series 2012B-1, 2012B-2, 2012B-3, 2012C and 2012D; and $126,365,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2012E (bond counsel)
    • Washington Health Care Facilities Authority: $68,140,000 Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2012C (Seattle Children’s Hospital) (bank counsel)
    • The Hospital Facilities Authority of Multnomah County, Oregon: $18,245,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 (Terwilliger Plaza, Inc.) (bond counsel)
    • The Port of Portland, Oregon: $82,795,000 Portland International Airport Passenger Facility Charge Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A (Non-AMT) and Series 2012B (AMT) (bond counsel)
    • Tarrant County, Texas Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation: $46,675,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011 (Trinity Terrace Project) (bond counsel)
    • State of Oregon, Oregon Facilities Authority: $150,000,000 Refunding Revenue Bonds (PeaceHealth) 2011 Series A and B (bond counsel)