For over twenty years, Paul has represented major developers, owners, and operators of master-planned communities, country clubs, hotels, resorts, senior housing projects, retail projects, and office properties.
What sets Paul apart from most other lawyers is his business-oriented approach and understanding of both the short and long term goals of his clients. His primary focus is to maximize a client's flexibility and return while minimizing its risk. Paul uses this approach to develop long term relationships with his clients that don’t end when the deal closes.
Paul has been a pioneer in the area of mixed-use and adaptive re-use development and has worked with developers on the entitlement and structure of a number of major projects in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and the Bay Area, including the rehabilitation and repositioning of several historic buildings. Paul has developed creative approaches to address the unique challenges created by these types of projects.
Over the years, Paul has worked with the owners and developers of dozens of equity and non-equity country clubs throughout California. This includes structuring membership programs, registration of membership securities, transferring clubs to the members, and positioning non-equity clubs for sale. In addition, Paul has extensive experience in assisting country clubs with on-going operational and management issues including member disciplinary actions, negotiation of golf tournament agreements, employee issues, and the like.
During his career, Paul has worked on dozens of hotel acquisition and disposition transactions and has become a recognized expert in structuring such transactions and in addressing the unique issues that arise in connection therewith. These include liquor license issues, WARN Act compliance, employee and labor issues, special tax considerations, and management transitions.