Paul has represented parties to one of the first successful applications nationwide of Collaborative Law in the civil arena.
Paul has overseen the legal aspects of well over 400 real estate transactions, from the purchase of shopping centers and acquisition/development/sell-out of residential subdivisions, to negotiating multiple leases for office complexes. In the area of corporate law, he has represented various service, high-tech and manufacturing businesses from forming corporations and limited liability companies, to negotiating the terms of equity investments in closely-held businesses and acquiring privately held corporations. Paul has built on all my experiences when he facilitates the division and restructuring of closely-held real estate enterprises, especially family business; Paul finds the principles of collaborative law particularly helpful when resolving a dispute among parties with this type of on-going relationship.
He has learned that each engagement provides a valuable opportunity for a synergy between the client and himself.
Prior to joining The New Law Center, LLC and Archstone Law Group P.C. as of Counsel, he was a founding partner of Faxon & Laredo, LLP.
Paul is a team member at Continuity Family Business Consultants.
He is a graduate of Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude; and Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude.
His professional memberships include serving as a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc. and its President in 2009. Paul belongs to the IACP and MCLC Civil Practice Protocols Committees. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the Family Firm Institute.
He also is a manager of several family and closely held real estate limited liability companies.
Paul is an author or co-author of articles published in Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Massachusetts Law Review, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Banker and Tradesman, New England Real Estate Journal, Boston Business Journal, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and Massachusetts Collaborative Law Journal.
He has spoken at continuing legal education programs, including events sponsored by the IACP, MCLC, Boston Bar Association, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., CCIM Association, Northeast Builders Association and Building Owners and Managers Association.