Paul focuses his practice on insolvency issues and real estate matters, representing creditors in documenting new loans and workouts both in connection with commercial non-real estate and real estate loans.

He also handles commercial foreclosures, corporate and real estate receiverships, cash collateral stipulations and other matters involving secured creditors and distressed businesses.




  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1983, cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, B.A., 1978, cum laude


  • Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1987


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014-2015

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business Law Act Sections
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Hamline Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2004-present
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2011-present
  • African Development Center, Board and Executive Committee Member, 2004-2009

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Paul has frequently spoken at seminars and client presentations dealing with commercial loan and exercising rights and remedies in connection with the same.

Paul has also authored and co-authored several articles dealing with insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial loans.

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