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Paul Faxon

Adjunct Professor


Paul has overseen all legal aspects of hundreds of commercial real estate transactions, including:

  • the purchase, permitting, financing, lease-up and sale of office complexes, industrial facilities, raw land and shopping centers;
  • the acquisition/development/sell-out of residential subdivisions and condominium complexes; and
  • the drafting and negotiation of  leases for various realty classes on behalf of landlords or tenants, including ground leases.


In the area of title holding entity formation, Paul has in depth experience in forming limited liability companies, including the terms of equity investment.

With respect to commercial mortgage financing, Paul regularly represents borrowers or lenders.

Paul integrates his knowledge of alternative dispute resolution processes into his transactional  practice as well as his roles as a mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner. He has been a leading advocate and teacher of the application of Collaborative Law to business disputes.

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 past 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 serves as a manager of a closely held real estate limited liability company. 

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, Building Owners and Managers Association, and Collaborate Law trainings in the US and Europe.