Cynthia practices in the public law and finance areas of the firm with a focus on structured finance and leasing.
Since 1978, she has worked with public universities, colleges, cities, towns, counties, school districts and special districts (ports, water, sewer, school and fire protection) in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, California and Idaho on municipal financings which include general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special assessment district financings, tax anticipation obligations, hospital debt, short-term obligations and industrial development bonds. She has worked on a majority of the private activity bonds issued in Washington since they were authorized by statute in 1981. More recently, she works with public agencies, such as the University of Washington, in utilizing 63-20 financing for public/private partnerships.
Ms. Weed has been a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers since 1980, has been a member of the Board of Directors and also acted as Chairperson of the Bond Attorneys Workshop for the year 2000. She is a Fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel; she is the current Vice President of the College and also is a Board Member (serving a second term). She has been the Co-Chair of the College’s Membership Selection Committee since 2009. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Local Government Section. Most recently, she was named Seattle’s Public Finance Lawyer of the Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers.