Paul’s practice focuses on real
estate, private equity, and general business transactions. His experience
includes representation of a wide variety of clients engaged in many types of
real estate, financing, and other business transactions, as well as
institutional lenders, investors, and public companies in the acquisition and
disposition of commercial property of all product types. Paul also has
experience in commercial leasing, including
sale-leasebacks and build-to-suit leases,
lease disputes, and general corporate representation. He currently represents
several large nationwide real estate private equity funds in various
acquisitions, financing, development, workout, and sale transactions. Paul also
represents institutional landlords and tenants across the country.
Paul has drafted and maintains lease forms (for office, retail, and industrial products) used by, among others, Goldman Sachs, CBRE Group, Inc., CBRE Global Investors, CommonWealth Partners, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Stream Realty Partners, Alex. Brown Realty, Inc., Odyssey Real Estate Capital, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Wells Real Estate REIT, iStar Financial, Spear Street Capital, Cassidy Turley, Wood’s Capital Management, and Crow Holdings; the forms are currently used in 38 different states. He is a regular speaker on leasing issues, including drafting, negotiation, and disputes with respect to landlord/tenant relationships.
Paul is the head of the Real Estate practice group.