Paul has primarily worked with public and private REITs in sectors ranging from the traditional, such as office, hotel, apartments, senior housing, and industrial, to the nontraditional, such as timber, communications towers, business storage, electricity transportation and distribution, and data centers, as well as with sponsors of real estate ownership vehicles, investment partnerships, and large and midsize corporations. He focuses on structuring and compliance work, including cross-border transactions, with extensive experience in REIT private letter ruling requests for novel situations and issues.

Representative Client Work

  • REIT formation, organization and acquisitions
  • Real estate ownership vehicle structuring and formation
  • Timber transactions
  • General federal and state tax matters

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • M.B.A., Cleveland State University
  • B.B.A., Cleveland State University

Community Engagement

  • American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Awards & Honors

  • Accounting Alumnus of the Year, Cleveland State University (2008)
  • Sears Prize, Harvard Law School, awarded annually to the two highest-ranked students (1997-1998)
  • Elijah Watt Sells Gold Medal, AICPA, awarded annually for the highest score on Uniform CPA Examination (November 1990)


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