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Scott A. McJannet

Associate
+1.206.370.8190
Fax +1.206.623.7022

Mr. McJannet’s practice includes public finance and municipal law, chiefly focused on bond counsel and underwriter's counsel work.

He has experience in structuring and executing a variety of public finance transactions, including general obligation bond issues, revenue and assessment bond issues, lease financings, and industrial development bonds. Mr. McJannet has experience in a wide range of the firm’s representations as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and borrower’s counsel. He has experience in drafting election proceedings, advising on federal tax questions, analyzing statutory and regulatory issues, drafting legislation, managing Freedom of Information Act requests and public disclosure laws, analysis of Blue Sky securities laws, and drafting opinions of counsel.

Mr. McJannet has worked with a wide variety of the firm’s municipal clients in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, California, and Florida; including cities, counties, boroughs, school districts, port districts, public utility districts, and other special districts.

Mr. McJannet also practices in the area of education law, as well as corporate and litigation work. With the education practice group, Mr. McJannet works with a variety of school districts, special purpose districts, and municipal clients on public policy issues. He has experience in drafting legislation, interlocal agreements, and local ordinances.

Professional Background

Mr. McJannet was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2008, and interned for The Bronx Defenders in 2007. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was the Information Technology Director for Verity Credit Union, as well as serving as an engineering and program manager for DHL and several Seattle technology start-ups implementing mobile and Internet solutions for clients including Microsoft, BP, Frank Russell Company, McKinstry, Nortel Networks, and others.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • King County Bar Association 
Mr. McJannet has experience in litigation and corporate matters, focusing on public finance, municipal law, and public policy issues. While acting as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, or borrower’s counsel, he has drafted election proceedings, advised on federal tax questions, analyzed statutory and regulatory issues, drafted legislation, managed Freedom of Information Act requests and public disclosure laws, analyzed Blue Sky securities laws, and drafted opinions of counsel. He has experience in structuring and executing public finance transactions, including general obligation bond issues, revenue and assessment bond issues, lease financings, and industrial development bonds. He has spent time working on dissenter's rights valuation issues, breach of contract litigation, evaluating privacy and breach regulations, national ID privacy laws, interpreting utility statutes, drafting a prospectus for an NGO, a CLE presentation on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, an article on the intersection of trademark and keyword advertising, and investigating the legal implications of a novel business model for vaccine distribution. He has worked on bankruptcy matters, trust and estate issues, and numerous pro bono projects, including the King County Bar Association's Legal Services for the Homeless program and the Housing Justice Project.