Areas of Practice/Scope of Work

Marnie's work for school districts focuses on three areas of expertise...

General Legal Counsel

  • Advice, strategic thinking and legal support
  • Opinions, analysis and advice regarding federal and state statutes and regulations
  • Draft, review and assist with contracts
  • Representation in legislative and administrative proceedings
  • Advice and representation regarding government laws, such as public contracting, public records, public meetings and conflicts of interest

Capital Facility Plans and School Impact Fees

  • Develop ordinances and strategies for city and county adoption of CFPs and impact fees
  • Assist with preparation of CFP
  • Calculate and defend school impact fees
  • Represent district in board meetings, local proceedings and administrative hearings

Real Property, Land Use and SEPA

  • Negotiate and draft real property transaction documents
  • Represent districts in all phases of real estate and land use proceedings
  • Draft, review and support district SEPA decisions and SEPA mitigation requests

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Whom Do We Serve?

Marnie has provided legal services to more than 30 school districts and educational agencies, both large and small. Recent and current clients include:

Battle Ground SD Naselle-Grays River Valley SD
Camas Onalaska SD
Evergreen SD Ridgefield SD
Hockinson SD Toledo SD
LaCenter SD Trout Lake SD
Longview SD Washougal SD
Napavine SD Winlock SD