J. Paul Giuliani - Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

J. Paul Giuliani

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 802-223-2102

Paul has experience in general obligation and revenue bond financing, short-term municipal financing, project financing, municipal lease financing, and federal tax law relating to public finance. For the past 43 years, he has furnished advice, advocacy and representation to municipalities throughout Vermont. Paul has served as general, bond and special counsel to large and small towns, cities, school districts and special purpose local government organizations. For more than 35 years, he has assisted municipal clients in permanent and temporary financings through the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, local and regional commercial banks, and national underwriters. In addition, he has served as special counsel to health and educational institutions that finance their capital projects through the Vermont Economic Development Authority, the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency, and the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire. Paul’s practice area is divided between public finance law and general municipal law.

Representative Matters:

  • Rossetti v. Chittenden County Transit Authority (165 VT 61)
  • Baker v. State (170 VT 194) (amicus)
  • Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District v. Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (159 VT 61)
  • Vermont Department of Public Service v. Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (151 VT 73) (amicus)

Classes/Seminars/Speaking Engagements:

  • Lecturer, author and participant in numerous continuing legal education programs and publications relating to state and federal public finance law. Draftsman public finance and municipal legislation.

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Counsel, Montpelier Housing Authority
  • Counsel, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
  • Finance Council, Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
  • Treasurer, Vermont Chapter Alzheimer’s Association
  • Assistant Clerk, Vermont House of Representatives 1972-1974

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

College of the Holy CrossBA Boston University School of LawJ.D.
National Association of Bond LawyersWashington County Bar Association

Case History

Pro Bono & Volunteer Work:
  • Counsel, Montpelier Housing Authority
  • Counsel, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
  • Finance Council (Audit Committee Chair), Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
  • Treasurer, Vermont Chapter Alzheimer's Association

  • Client Comments

    "Paul is an outstanding resource in the areas of Municipal Law and Public Finance Law. He has provided valuable input to our government bankers and municipal lenders on numerous transactions in the Vermont market this past year."

    Office Location

    100 East State Street
    P.O. Box 1309
    Montpelier, VT 05601
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Corporate Law
    Public Finance Law (Municipal, Project Finance, Public Funds, Water Project Financing)