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Overview

Paul counsels clients on all facets of finance and real estate law.

Paul assists real estate clients with the acquisition, development and disposition of their properties, and he frequently advises clients on construction, annexation, zoning and land use matters. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to commercial finance matters, including those involving New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Historic Tax Credits (HTC), tax increment financing (TIF), HUD financings, mortgage lending, work-outs and other commercial loans.

Paul has successfully represented real estate clients for more than 20 years, including:

  • Developers, lenders and community development entities (CDEs) in numerous NMTC transactions.
  • Lenders and developers in numerous LIHTC projects.
  • Mortgage lenders in construction, mini-perm and permanent loan transactions.
  • Residential, office and vacation condominium developers.
  • Developers in site assembly, tax incremental financing, conventional financing and construction components of mixed-use in-fill developments.
  • Lenders and developers in work-out transactions.
  • Developers of residential subdivision and golf course communities.

Industry

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, 1999-2021; Madison Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2015, 2018; Madison Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2020
  • Chambers USA, 2007
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2014, 2016-2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
    • magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
Experience
  • Negotiated and drafted $5 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit construction loan on behalf of a bank and its community development arm.
  • Represented bank in all stages of securing and deploying $22.5 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) for three construction projects: a public library, a grocery store and lofts.
Media Mentions | October 2020
Best Lawyers® 2021: The Midwest Issue
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Community Leadership
  • Dane County Task Force for the Prioritized Revision of Chapter 10 (Zoning)
  • Project Home, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Madison Area Builders Association, Government Affairs Committee Member
  • Smart Growth Greater Madison
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

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