334 Minorca Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Paul’s practice focuses on business litigation, regulatory advice, and government investigations. For thirty years, Paul has represented businesses and individuals in a wide array of complex commercial litigation involving breaches of contract, business torts, claims of unfair competition/antitrust violations, professional liability claims, and challenges to agency actions. He has significant experience in consumer class actions and shareholder derivative actions. Additionally, Paul often represents clients in government investigations and in matters challenging government enforcement actions under Florida constitutional and statutory law.
Paul tries cases and argues appeals. He has tried numerous jury and nonjury cases in federal and state courts throughout Florida and has argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, and Florida’s intermediate appellate courts.
During his legal career, Paul has served in senior positions in the executive branch of the State of Florida. As Florida’s Deputy Attorney General, Paul was involved in the prosecution of a wide variety of civil enforcement and criminal matters in the health care, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries. Later, as General Counsel to the Governor, Paul represented the Governor in a variety of statutory and constitutional matters, advised the Governor in judicial appointments, and supervised litigation brought by or against Florida’s executive agencies.
Although he handles every case with a view toward winning at trial, Paul is also a seasoned counselor to his clients and understands that business disputes frequently require creative solutions where courtroom advocacy is just one piece of the puzzle. As a result, Paul is frequently asked by his peers and the courts to serve as a mediator for particularly complex cases, including class actions and Multi-District Litigation proceedings. He brings to those engagements the same problem-solving skills he deploys on behalf of his clients.