SAN FRANCISCO – The entire team from Seattle public finance law firm Gottlieb Fisher PLLC has joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

Gottlieb Fisher, which Thomson Reuters ranked 55th nationally and 10th in the Far West region for bond counsel deals in 2012, will be absorbed into the Seattle-based firm that specializes in business, real estate, land use and litigation law.

“Joining HCMP is a great fit from our perspective given the firm’s experience in and understanding of public finance. It complements our own capabilities and we are excited by the synergies going forward,” said Principal Dan Gottlieb in a statement.

Gottlieb has extensive experience in Northwest public finance law that includes a variety of bond transactions for government agencies, such Washington State and King and Snohomish counties.

The other Gottlieb Fisher principal, Irene Fisher has since 1984 worked on most sides of transactions as a public finance attorney in various sectors including health care and education.

In addition to Fisher and Gottlieb, Maude Anderson, with three decades of experience in public finance law, will also be joining HCMP. So will the old firm’s paralegals and assistants.

Gottlieb Fisher handled $1.4 billion of transactions as bond counsel in 2012, all in Washington in the Far West region, ranked third in the state by volume last year, according to Thomson Reuters.

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