Johnny Hutchinson focuses his practice on taxation. He has significant experience in tax issues relating to public finance. 

Johnny has devoted substantial time to all types of tax-advantaged state and local debt, including governmental financings and financings for 501(c)(3) health systems, colleges and universities throughout the country. He also has experience with private activity financings, including solid waste disposal and sewage facilities for large utilities and one of the nation’s largest waste management companies. In addition, Johnny has significant experience with governmental bond and private activity bond financings for airport facilities, including recently providing tax counsel for the New York Transportation Development Corporation for its US$2.4 billion tax-exempt bond issue to redevelop the main passenger terminal at LaGuardia International Airport.

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  • Johnny has extensive experience with “post-issuance compliance” for tax-advantaged bonds. He has represented issuers before the IRS in audits of all types of tax-advantaged bonds, and he has considerable experience in representing issuers submitting requests to the IRS Voluntary Closing Agreement Program.
  • Johnny writes for The Public Finance Tax Blog, which is the first blog devoted exclusively to the tax issues that arise in connection with tax-advantaged state and local debt.


  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, contributing editor, Case Western Reserve University Law Review, 2007
  • Florida State University, B.S./B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 2004


  • Texas, 2018
  • New York, 2013
  • Florida, 2008
  • Ohio, 2007

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the New York State Bar Association
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars each year since 2013, a listing of top up-and-coming lawyers

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