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Paul V. Rost is a founding shareholder of Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. His principal practice involves land use and zoning issues along with other matters affecting municipalities and other governmental entities.


Paul serves as the City Attorney for Fenton, Green Park, Warson Woods, and Wright City, Missouri, and the Village Attorney for the Village of Marlborough, Missouri. Paul has also served as consultant to municipalities with regard to land use planning and regulation and has assisted in drafting and reviewing comprehensive zoning codes. Paul has represented municipalities in zoning and land use matters before their boards of adjustment, has served as counsel to planning and zoning commissions, and has advised municipalities in the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of various codes and ordinances. He has also represented these public entities in litigation both at the trial level and before the court of appeals. In addition, Paul has been responsible for the development and implementation of various municipal administrative procedures. He has experience with bidding procedures and prevailing wage compliance on public works projects.


Paul has experience with public/private partnerships and financing options such as tax abatement (Chapter 353), and Transportation Development Districts (TDD) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Paul also has experience with state and federal administrative proceedings, as well as in a broad array of contract disputes, arbitration matters, and class actions.


Paul received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law and his B.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to beginning his practice in Missouri, Paul was an associate attorney with Baker Donelson, in Memphis, Tennessee. While in law school, Paul was awarded a Faculty Fellowship, was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, and served as law clerk to the Honorable William D. Stiehl, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
The Missouri Bar
The Tennessee Bar
Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association
International Municipal Lawyers Association
City Clerks and Finance Officers Association (Eastern Division)

COURT ADMISSIONS
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

SELECTED LECTURES/SPEECHES

Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference - The 15 Critical Court Cases Every Municipal Official Must Know, 2014
Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, Summer Seminar - Constitutional Limits to Municipal Authority, 2011
Board of Adjustment/Planning & Zoning – Trainings & Orientations for various Cities
City Clerks & Finance Officers Ass'n, Spring Institute – General Legal Issues, 2005 - 2011
City Clerks & Finance Officers Ass'n, Eastern Division - Ordinance Drafting 101, 2004
City Clerks & Finance Officers Ass'n, Spring Institute - Sunshine Act & Record Retention, 2004
St. Louis County Municipal League - The Board of Adjustment & the Law of Variances, 2003
City Clerks & Finance Officers Ass'n, Spring Institute - HIPAA Privacy, 2003
St. Louis County Municipal League - Completion of Public Works Projects, 2003
City Clerks & Finance Officers Ass'n, Spring Institute - Wage, Free Speech & Other Workplace Issues, 2002


ARTICLES/PAPERS
P. Rost & R. Moehlman, Statutory Requirements for Public Works Contracts, Missouri Municipal Review, 2009
Co-author, Chapter 20 - Zoning, Subdivisions and Annexation, Real Estate Practice Deskbook and Supplements, The Missouri Bar
D. Vogel & P. Rost, Holding Your Ground: The Role of Environmentally Friendly Redevelopment Regulations, Missouri Municipal Review
D. Vogel & P. Rost, Municipal Rezonings In Light of the Vested Rights Doctrine, St. Louis Bar Journal

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