University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
Member, Missouri Law Review
University of Kansas,
American Bar Association
Real Property and Probate Section
Construction Law Section
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®," 2003-Present
Listed in "Chambers USA" as a leading lawyer for Real Estate in St. Louis, 2009-Present
Named Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate in St. Louis by "Best Lawyers®," 2011
Thompson Coburn LLP
Gallop, Johnson & Neuman
Lewis & Rice
Paul has represented real estate developers, financial institutions, national tenants and construction companies in a variety of complex real estate transactions throughout the United States.
He is co-chair of the Firm’s real estate practice area and has been named to Best Lawyers in America®. He has been named the Best Lawyers' 2011 St. Louis Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.
Paul has represented bank and non-bank institutional lenders in construction and term loans for high-rise office buildings, large shopping centers, industrial parks, nursing homes, hotels and multi-family developments. Lender workout and foreclosures which have been directed by Paul include a large mixed use development in South Florida, a multi-state portfolio of office buildings, environmentally contaminated industrial sites, multi-tenant office buildings and a nursing home chain. He has represented developers of multi-family projects, industrial and business parks and shopping centers.
Transactions in which Paul has been involved have routinely included such financing arrangements as HUD-insured loans, low income housing tax credits, tax increment financing, brownfield tax credits, historic tax credits and other forms of public financing. Paul has also represented general contractors, subcontractors, lenders and owners in a variety of construction contracting issues including joint venture arrangements, project agreements and subcontractor agreements. He has represented landlords and tenants in a variety of leases involving space in regional malls and other retail locations, office buildings and industrial/warehouse buildings. He has also represented parties in sale/leasebacks, synthetic leases, management agreements and redevelopment agreements. Paul has lectured on topics related to real estate finance and development to bar associations and other industry related groups.