Paul’s practice encompasses all aspects of real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing, in his home jurisdictions of North and South Carolina and nationwide.


Paul’s practice includes:

  • Complex tax-deferred exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, including forward and reverse exchanges, ownership restructures, and construction exchanges.
  • Real estate finance, with a focus on homebuilder construction and lot development facilities.
  • Structuring of complex urban mixed-use developments, including multi-tier land condominiums and master declarations.
  • Office, retail, ground, and build-to-suit leasing.
  • Residential lot site assemblage and development.
  • Solar energy leasing, real estate due diligence and lien acquisition.



  • Law & Politics North Carolina "Rising Stars", Real Estate
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Real Estate
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2012-2019; Chair, 2016-2019
  • Charlotte Secondary School:
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2018;
    • Chair, 2017-2018
  • Leadership Raleigh, Class 22 Graduate 
  • Member of Land Acquisition Committee, Catawba Lands Conservancy, Charlotte, NC, 2010-2012
  • Alternate Member, Durham City/County Board of Adjustment,  2006-2007
  • Volunteer Advisor, High County Conservancy, Boone, NC, 2002-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Pfeiffer University MBA, "Business Law," Summer 2002




  • North Carolina Bar Association (Real Property Law Section, Business Law Section, and Land Use Section)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 26th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Federalist Society

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Elected and Appointed Officials – Do’s and Don’ts of Representing Clients in Legislative and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings,” N.C. Bar Association Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting, April  2017


J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993


  • South Carolina, 2015
  • North Carolina, 1996
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Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions

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