Brandon’s practice focuses on public finance and municipal securities law. He has extensive experience serving as bond, disclosure and underwriter's counsel for a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings, particularly in the fields of government and nonprofit health care financing. He also routinely represents nonprofit borrowers in conduit financings with state agencies like the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority.
Brandon also advises issuers, underwriters and banks on compliance with SEC securities laws and MSRB rulemakings affecting the municipal securities market.
- Bond counsel to Washington Health Care Facilities Authority for a variety of bond offerings to finance health care facilities throughout the Washington State, ranging from large, regional hospital systems to rural health clinics.
- Bond counsel to King County for a variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond offerings, including a $24 million bond financing for a capital grant program to support local art and cultural institutions and preserve historic landmarks.
- Disclosure counsel to King County for its first issuance of tax-exempt green bonds.
- Borrower’s counsel to several retirement communities throughout the Puget Sound region, including a $60 million revenue and refunding bond financing for a renovation of a senior living facility in downtown Seattle and refunding of existing debt.
- Borrower’s counsel to an eastside nonprofit for $12 million revenue and refunding bond financing for construction of its new service center and refunding of existing debt.
- Bond counsel to library capital facilities areas in Snohomish County for refunding of its existing debt.
- Underwriter’s counsel for $60 million revenue and refunding bond financing for a new medical office building in Klamath Falls, Oregon and refunding of existing debt.
- Underwriter’s counsel for $187 million financing to refund existing debt to construct a coal-fired power plant in Nebraska.
- Bond counsel to Utah joint action agency for $21 million project revenue green bond financing for recovered waste-heat electrical generator.
- Bond counsel to the State of Utah and a variety of counties, cities, school districts and universities for general obligation and revenue bond financings.
- Presentation on authority board roles and responsibilities at the Quad State Conference of Health Finance Authorities.
- Presentation to nonprofit retirement community board of directors regarding board duties and conflicts of interest.
- Presentation to regional bank regarding the SEC's Municipal Advisor Rule and related MSRB rulemakings.
- National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
- Pro Bono Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 2015 - 2017
- Volunteer Coach for Si View Parks youth basketball league
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Volunteer
- Recognized as a 2018 Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers
- Rising Star, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2015
- Associate, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011 - 2015
- Law Clerk, Judge Ted Stewart, United States District Court, District of Utah
- J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2010, magna cum laude
Editorial Board, Lead Articles Editor,Brigham Young University Law
Review, 2009 – 2010
Associate Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 2008 – 2009
- B.A., University of Utah, 2007, magna cum laude
When not in the office, I can typically be found coaching or cheering on one of my sons in basketball or baseball, trail running or hiking with my family in the Cascade foothills, or navigating a local lake in my cheap, yet surprisingly stable, inflatable kayak. I also enjoy grilling – no matter the season or weather, reading or listening to podcasts on my bus commute, and a very occasional round of golf.