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 "Chambers USA" for Real Estate in St. Louis, 2009-2019 (by Chambers & Partners)
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®," 2003-2022 (by BL Rankings)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate in St. Louis by "Best Lawyers®," 2011 (by BL Rankings)
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.
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.
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.