Steven White is a Public Finance lawyer based in Orrick’s Portland office.
Steven’s practice includes representing local and state government issuers, non-profit corporations, tribal governments, eligible borrowers and underwriters in connection with general obligation bond financings, revenue bond financings and lease financings.
Steven's recent transactions include serving as counsel to Red Rock Biofuels, a renewable energy producer, in the financing of an Oregon-based biofuels production facility through the issuance of $245,500,000 in revenue bonds through the Oregon Business Development Commission and serving a special counsel (pro bono) to Mercy Corps in connection with the launch of its Community Investment Trust micro-investing opportunity for residents of east Portland. Steven also serves as bond counsel to the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Oregon Facilities Authority and a number of Oregon municipalities.
Prior to joining Orrick, Steven worked in publishing in various roles including as a business publication editor, business-focused journalist and news reporter covering trends in various industries as well as municipal and state government, law enforcement and state and federal court matters.
Steven serves on the Board of Directors of the Summit Golf Foundation and volunteers as a coach for the nationally-recognized We The People program, working with Portland high school students to explore historical and contemporary Constitutional issues in a team competition format sponsored by the Center for Civic Education and Oregon’s Classroom Law Project.