Paul Rutter is a member of Bricker Graydon's Public Finance group and practices in the areas of public finance and public law, emphasizing school and local government law. A significant portion of his practice is committed to serving as bond counsel for various school districts, municipalities, counties, townships, and other governmental entities in conjunction with the tax-exempt and taxable financing and refinancing of capital improvement projects including general obligation, special assessment, utility revenue and 501(c)(3) conduit financings. He also serves as underwriters' counsel and borrowers' counsel in similar financings.

For additional ways to contact Paul Rutter, you can reach his assistant Amy Garcia at 614.227.4903 or by email.


University of Virginia (J.D., 2005); Senior editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review and The Journal of Law & Politics; semester abroad at the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England

Taylor University (B.A. business administration, magna cum laude, 1998); semester abroad at Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel

Professional Activities

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, Columbus Bar Association


Assisting and advising with the documentation and issuance of general obligation and revenue bond transactions for school districts, municipalities, townships, port authorities and other political subdivisions

Bond and special counsel for numerous economic development matters, including tax increment financing, special assessment district financing and community authority financing

Providing general counsel assistance to political subdivisions

$20,000,000 Vermillion Local School District, Erie and Lorain Counties, Ohio Certificates of Participation, Series 2012

$60,410,000 Lancaster City School District, Fairfield County, Ohio School Facilities Construction and Improvement Bonds, Series 2012 (UTGO)

$9,430,000 State of Ohio Transportation Project Revenue Bonds (State Transportation Infrastructure GRF Bond Fund), Series 2011-1 (Toledo Parking Facilities Project)

$441,855,000 City of Columbus, Ohio Sewerage System Revenue Bonds, Series 2008A & B (Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate)

Internship with the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


Presentations & Publications

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Paul S. Rutter

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291
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