Harvey Rogers

Of Counsel

Portland, OR
t: 503.402.1322
f: 503.402.1331

Harvey Rogers
Harvey has worked for many governments facing novel problems, and has become known for finding elegant solutions to those problems.

Harvey most enjoys helping his clients respond creatively as the world changes. He has been practicing municipal finance law in Oregon for more than forty years.  Happily for him, the world has changed a lot during that time, and Harvey has had the privilege of helping many of his clients adapt to rapid population growth, dramatic Oregon property tax law changes, dramatic federal income tax changes, increased vigilance of the IRS and the SEC, and major economic downturns.

Harvey serves as bond counsel for a wide variety of Oregon local governments and state agencies, including the cities of Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, Grants Pass, Tigard and Tualatin, special districts including TriMet, the Portland Metropolitan Service District, Portland Public Schools, the Tualatin Valley Water District, fire districts and other Oregon special districts, to Clackamas, Washington and Lane Counties, to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, to most borrowing Oregon people's utility districts, and to many Oregon urban renewal agencies.

Harvey is a Regular Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, and has been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 2007.  In 2011, he was named the Portland public finance "Best Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.  He was twice named the Best Lawyers’ Portland, Oregon Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year.  He is an honorary life member of the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers’ Association.  Harvey serves on the Marion County Council of Economic Advisors and was the chair of the Oregon Short Term Fund Board for many years.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • Oregon Government Finance Association
  • Association of Oregon Renewal Agencies
  • President, Cascade Woodturners Association




  • California State College at Hayward, B.A., summa cum laude
  • University of Oregon, M.S.
  • University of Oregon, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Massachusetts (inactive)

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