Paul concentrates his practice in public finance transactions, regularly serving as bond counsel to municipalities, school districts and public agencies and as counsel to municipal bond underwriters in finance transactions.

His public finance work includes representing municipalities establishing sewer, water and other special improvement districts. Paul also represents businesses seeking tax-exempt financing, real property tax exemptions (i.e., PILOT Agreements) and New York State Empire Zone, Excelsior and Brownfield tax credits and Start-Up NY tax benefits.

Paul has extensive experience with municipal dissolution and the legal issues that arise in the planning and implementation of a municipal dissolution. He was legal counsel to the village of Seneca Falls throughout its three year dissolution process.

Paul is also a certified public accountant.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law; Tax Law, 2012-2024 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year (Syracuse), Public Finance Law, 2024
      • Lawyer of the Year (Syracuse), Tax Law - 2015; 2020; 2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • New IRS Allocation and Accounting Regulations for Tax-Exempt Bonds, Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, April 20, 2016

  • Board Member, The Onondaga Community College Foundation