Paul S. Rutter

Paul Rutter is a member of Bricker & Eckler'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.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, “Ohio School District Cash Management Strategies,” November 2020
  • Presenter, “Home Rule & Local Control,” Ohio Municipal League Council Training Seminar, June 2020
  • Presenter, "Township Property Tax Levy & Collection Overview," 2019 Ohio Township Association Winter Conference, February 2020
  • Presenter, “Transfers, Advances & Cash Flow Management; Basics of Ohio Municipal Debt,” Ohio Association of Public Treasurers, June 2019
  • Presenter, "Forecasting for & Financing Township Purchases," 2019 Ohio Township Association Winter Conference, January 2019
  • Presenter, "Continuing Disclosure Compliance - What Fiscal Officers Need to Know," Bricker webinar, October 2018
  • Presenter, “Unvoted Financing Alternatives,” BASA School Facilities & Safety Conference, February 2018
  • Presenter, “Continuing Disclosure and Municipal Securities,” OASBO Southern Valley Chapter Meeting, February 2018
  • Presenter, “Continuing Disclosure and Municipal Securities,” Ohio Treasurer’s Cleveland CPIM Academy, October 2017


  • 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