Carol  J.  McCoog


Office:   Portland, OR
Phone:   503-402-1323
Fax:   503-402-1331

University of Washington, B.A.
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Managing Editor of Operations Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal  

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Ms. McCoog is a partner in the Portland office of Hawkins. She has 17 years of municipal finance experience and currently serves as bond counsel to a wide range of cities, counties, school districts, urban renewal agencies, transit agencies and Oregon state agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. She is also the primary bond counsel for the Oregon Express Bond Program of the Oregon Business Development Department (issuer of conduit industrial development revenue bonds) and the Small Non-Profit Accelerated Program (SNAP) of the Oregon Facilities Authority (issuer of conduit 501(c)(3) bonds).

Ms. McCoog also serves as underwriters' counsel on a variety of public financings, including financings by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the University of Oregon and certain authorities of the Territory of Guam.

Ms. McCoog is the immediate-past-Chair of the Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission, appointed in 2008 by Governor Kulongoski and reappointed by Governor Kitzhaber in 2012. Ms. McCoog currently serves as the Chair of the Securities Law and Disclosure Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and participated in the NABL Task Force on Public Pension Disclosure. She is also currently serving on the Portland Development Commission Financial Sustainability Committee. Ms. McCoog served as Chair of NABL's Tax and Securities Law Institute (TSLI) in March 2016 and Vice Chair of TSLI in March 2015. She is listed in the Public Finance Law section of the Best Lawyers in America and named 2013 Best Lawyers' Portland, OR Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year". Ms. McCoog was also recognized in the Portland Business Journal's 2010 Forty Under 40.


Ms. McCoog is a member of the Bar of the State of Oregon and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. 

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