Victoria S. Byerly

Adjunct Professor

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue 
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA   98122-1090
E-mail: byerlyv@seattleu.edu

Education

Washington Leadership Institute (WLI), UW School of Law and WSBA, Seattle, Washington Fellow Aug 2014
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, June 2004
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, July 2002
B.A. in Political Science Minor in Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, March 1998

Biography

Victoria S. Byerly is an experienced public finance and tax attorney. She is a 103 lawyer. Ms. Byerly represents state and local governments, education districts, public authorities, and underwriters with structuring transactions, post issuance tax compliance issues, arbitrage, private use, reissuance, audit defense, affordable housing finance, and new market tax credits. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law where she teaches accounting and finance. Ms. Byerly is also experienced in representing businesses as general business and tax counsel; she also has years of experience with estate planning, estate tax planning, probate and trust administration.

Her extensive transactional experience includes working on the following: 2015 South Cobb Redevelopment Authority Revenue Bonds (Six Flags Area Special Services District), City of Seattle Solid Waste and Revenue Refunding Bonds and City of Seattle Drainage and Wastewater Improvement Refunding and Revenue Bonds. Other examples include a Chehalis Centralia Airport Bond, Lewis County Public Facilities District, and legislative drafting. Ms. Byerly serves on the Tax Committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers and contributed to written materials for the 37th Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop.

Ms. Byerly has received commendation from the Washington State Bar Association for Pro Bono work in 2010 and 2011 for her work with the Federal Tax Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law where she supervised law students. She has served as King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie's Judicial Extern and is a Fellow of the 2014 Washington Leadership Institute, which supports minority and underrepresented attorneys in Washington State.

Being a part of the community is important to Ms. Byerly. As a result, she is on the Administrative Committee of Twin Star Credit Union, enjoys volunteering for the Tax Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law, and is a member of South Puget Sound Community College's Foundation. She is also a member of the Government Finance Officer's Association.

Ms. Byerly graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was Research Assistant to B.A. Kliks Professor, Nancy Shurtz. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law and received a B.A. from the University of Oregon in Political Science. She is a member of the Government Lawyers' Bar Association, is admitted to practice in Washington State, before the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Publications

"The America Fast Forward Bond Program." Thurston County Bar Assoc. vol 32, issue 3, June 2013

"Easy Ways to Stay on Top of Tax Season" Legal Brief Thurston County Bar Assoc. vol 31 issue 2, March 2013

Basic Tax Considerations for Estate Planners, NBI Dec. 2012

"What is Public Finance?" Legal Brief, Thurston County Bar Assoc. vol 30 issue, 2 March 2012

37th Annual Bond Attorney's Workshop-contributed to written materials