Greg Blonde



Gregory A. Blonde is a partner in the Public Finance Department. Greg serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, bank counsel, borrower's 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 has completed conduit bond transactions for the most active healthcare borrowers in the Pacific Northwest, including Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Salem Health, Asante, Samaritan Health Services, St. Charles Health System, Columbia Memorial Hospital and PeaceHealth. He also regularly works on financings for many nonprofit senior living providers, including Pacific Retirement Services, Transforming Age, Terwilliger Plaza, Rose Villa, Mary's Woods, Dallas Retirement Village and Capital Manor, and has worked on senior living bond transactions in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska 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.

Since 2011, Greg has provided pro bono legal services to Iraqi refugees through the International Refugee Assistance Project.  Greg is also a past 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.

  •  Representative bond transactions:

    • Oregon Facilities Authority:  $24,675,000 Refunding Revenue Bonds (Legacy Health Project), 2020 Series A (bond counsel) 
    • Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington:   Consolidated System Revenue Bonds, $109,630,000 Revenue and Refunding (Series 2020A), $10,965,000 Refunding (Series 2020B) and $13,230,000 Refunding (Series 2020C) (bond counsel)
    • The Hospital Facility Authority of the City of Salem, Oregon: $279,480,000 Revenue Bonds (Salem Hospital Projects) Series 2019A (bond counsel)
    • City of Lake Oswego, Oregon: $23,860,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019 and $11,785,000 Full Faith and Credit Obligations, Series 2019 (bond counsel)
    • Marshfield Clinic Health System:  $52,700,000 Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority Adjustable Rate Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A (Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc.) (borrower's counsel)
    • Oregon Health & Science University: $131,010,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A; $25,950,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2019B-1; $49,120,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2019B-2; and $65,045,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2019C (bond counsel)
    • The Port of Portland, Oregon: $72,725,000 Portland International Airport Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series Twenty-Six A (Non-AMT Governmental Purpose),  Series Twenty-Six B (Non-AMT Private Activity) and Series Twenty-Six C (AMT) (bond counsel)
    • Washington State Housing Finance Commission: $92,915,000 Non-Profit Housing Revenue Bonds (Transforming Age Projects) Series 2019A, $41,250,000 Non-Profit Housing Revenue Bonds (Transforming Age Projects) Series 2019B and $9,700,000 Taxable Non-Profit Housing Revenue Bonds (Transforming Age Projects) Series 2019C (borrower's counsel)