Harvey W. Rogers is a partner in the Portland office of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, where he has devoted 90 percent of his practice to municipal finance for the last twenty-five years. He has extensive experience in unusual and innovative financings. His recent activities include selling bonds on the internet, working with public officials and the Oregon Legislative assembly to implement “Measure 50,” Oregon’s most recent property tax limitation, lottery revenue bonds and other unusual revenue backed issues; advance refundings, lease and certificate of participation financings, and taxable municipal bonds.
Harvey is primary bond counsel for many Oregon cities, including Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, Grants Pass, Tigard and Tualatin, and to the Portland Metropolitan Service District and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Oregon University System, the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Harvey is lead counsel to Clackamas, Washington and Lane Counties and most borrowing Oregon people’s utility districts and provides bond counsel services to the Port of Portland and a wide variety of other cities, counties and special districts in the state of Oregon.
Harvey is a frequent speaker at municipal finance functions and serves on the Marion County Council of Economic Advisors and as the chair of the Oregon Short Term Fund Board. He lives in Portland, Oregon, is interested in bluegrass music and is trying to learn to play the Dobro.