Biography

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For over four decades, Paul’s practice has focused on corporate and commercial law for privately owned businesses, with an emphasis on general business counseling, commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital and international trade and cross-border transactions. His multifaceted practice enables him to serve the domestic and international needs of a wide range of clients, particularly those with interests in China.

Paul has counseled clients on business structuring and outsourcing transactions in China, international trade and finance matters, acquisitions by and of Chinese companies and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) compliance.

Paul also counsels both U.S. companies doing business overseas and foreign companies ― particularly Chinese companies ― doing business in the United States, in matters involving:

  • International private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Cross-border structuring
  • International debt and equity financing transactions
  • Trade and trade finance
  • Sales distribution agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • CFIUS compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) compliance
  • EB-5 Regional Centers

Most recently, Paul was part of a Fox Rothschild team that represented Chinese company Humanwell Pharmaceutical in its $650 million acquisition of U.S.-based Epic Pharmaceutical.

In his banking practice, Paul regularly represents lenders in commercial loan transactions and workouts, and has extensive experience representing banks on various types of regulatory matters, including compliance and consumer lending issues. He has represented a number of banks in responding to supervisory orders issued by the federal and state bank regulatory agencies, including the OCC and the FDIC, and has represented bank directors in civil money penalty proceedings. Paul also handles de novo bank formations, bank acquisitions and change of control transactions.

As a trusted advisor to corporations, businesses and banks, Paul handles complex mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for privately held companies and community banks, including venture capital and private equity transactions, private placements, commercial and corporate finance transactions and other debt and equity financings. Paul’s extensive knowledge of angel financings, venture capital, private equity, strategic investments and private placements has made him a key player in the Stamford business community.

Paul is active in the American Bar Association's International Law Section, in which he currently serves as the Asia Pacific Division Chair, a Deputy to the President of the Section, and a member of its governing District Council. He is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Section’s Central/East Asia & China Committee. Paul is also Immediate Past President of the Connecticut China Council. He is actively involved in China civic activities in New York and Connecticut and has lectured and written on various China legal topics.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining the firm, Paul was counsel to a New-England based regional firm, where he headed its China practice, and was a member of its Privately Owned Business, Private Equity, Community Banking and International Practice Groups.

During law school, Paul was an editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Paul is recognized within the State of Connecticut and the City of Stamford for both his professional and community activities, and has taken a leadership role in China and international activities on a local and statewide basis. He serves as Division Chair and as a District Council Member to the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, and has written and lectured extensively in the U.S., China and other countries on China and international legal and business topics.

In addition, Paul spearheaded the establishment of the UConn Center for Globalization and Commerce and the Stamford Chamber International Trade Resource Program (SITREP). He has also guest lectured at the Western Connecticut State University, at the University of Connecticut and at the University of New Haven on China. Finally, he gave an educational presentation to the Shandong (China) Bar Association on representing clients on international mergers and acquisitions.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Chairman’s Award from the Stamford Chamber of Commerce (2007)
  • Recipient of the President’s Award from the Stamford Chamber of Commerce (2005)