S. Roderick "Rod" Kanter

S. Roderick "Rod" Kanter


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2012

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Economic Development Law

Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Public Finance Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Economic Development Law
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Rod Kanter is a member of the firm's Public Finance Practice Group and the Emerging Growth Company Team. His primary practice includes serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and counsel to issuers of letters of credit in all types of tax-exempt and taxable debt financings. His representation of clients include the State of Alabama, various health care authorities, cities and counties, colleges and universities, industrial development boards, commercial development authorities, airport authorities, water and sewer systems, and various other types of public entities in the State of Alabama.

In addition to his core public finance practice, Rod represents cities and counties throughout the State in economic development projects. In connection with this work, Rod negotiates on behalf of public entities in structuring and negotiating the terms of tax-sharing and other incentive arrangements.

Rod has been an active participant and lecturer in various seminars and programs in public finance, including for the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). Rod serves as Vice-Chair of the Municipal Securities Committee of NABL, and is a faculty member for NABL’s Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds seminar.

Contact & Links

Location

  • One Federal Place
    1819 Fifth Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

Education

  • Vanderbilt University , J.D., graduated 2000
  • Birmingham Southern College, B.S., graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Economic Development Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Public Finance Law, Birmingham (2022)
  • Municipal Law, Birmingham (2020)
  • Municipal Law, Birmingham (2017)
  • Economic Development Law, Birmingham (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Economic Development Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Bonds/Government Finance, 2013
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Banking & Finance: Public Finance, 2013-2014

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