Practice Areas

Banking & Finance
Real Estate

Practice Summary

Paul maintains a diverse business practice advising clients in a number of industries on corporate and general business matters, real estate, intellectual property, commercial finance, and lending. He utilizes his broad and extensive experience to help his clients make sound strategic decisions and grow their businesses.
Paul advises clients on matters throughout the business life cycle, including the formation and financing of new business ventures, ownership and ownership transitions, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, business contracts, and the protection of trademarks and other intellectual property rights.
His real estate practice focuses on representing parties in the purchase and sale of real property, real estate financing, commercial leasing transactions, and commercial and residential development projects.
Paul regularly represents institutional lenders and corporate and individual borrowers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting commercial loan transactions.

Representative Matters

Corporate and General Business
  • Entity formation
  • Corporate shareholder agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Debt and equity financing transactions
  • Contracts
  • Business purchase transactions
  • Tax and regulatory compliance
  • Risk management and general operating advice
Real Estate
  • Real estate acquisitions and sales
  • Commercial leases
  • Development agreements
  • Condominium documentation
Intellectual Property
  • Trademark analysis and advice
  • U.S. and international trademark registrations
  • Trademark infringement disputes
  • Copyright
  • IP licensing
Commercial Lending
  • Loan documentation
  • Secured transactions


Willamette University College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1993)
University of Idaho (B.S. Business Administration, 1988)


Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar


Oregon State Bar
     Business Law Section
     Corporate Counsel Section
     Intellectual Property Section
     Real Estate Section
Multnomah Bar Association


Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020-2024 for Corporate Law