�Trisha Ortiz is a shareholder in the Public Finance Department of Richards, Watson & Gershon.� Ms. Ortiz specializes in advising public agencies with regard to imposing and increasing taxes and fees, special tax and assessment financing, contractual assessment financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements, and redevelopment dissolution. �In addition, Ms. Ortiz provides bond and disclosure counsel services to public agencies in connection with financing public projects. �Ms. Ortiz is General Counsel for the Marin Emergency Radio Authority, Assistant General Counsel for the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and Assistant City Attorney for Fairfield, Mill Valley and the Town of Ross.�Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ortiz spent over seven years working in state legislative government. Ms. Ortiz served as legislative staff in the Arizona House of Representatives where she focused on education finance, tax policy, and the state budget and also worked as a lobbyist in the Michigan State Legislature.Ms Ortiz earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles in 2003, an M.B.A. from Arizona State University in 2000 and a B.S. in Finance from University of Arizona in 1992.
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