Paul is an experienced litigator who centers his practice on aviation and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on product liability claims involving component parts of planes and helicopters.
He is also a member of the Entertainment & Sports Law Practice and a trusted adviser who assists artists, managers and businesses in the music and film industries in contracts, licensing, intellectual property rights and protection.
Aviation and Product Liability
Paul represents and defends manufacturers in the aviation sector ranging from makers of standard products to the developers of highly sophisticated devices involving artificial intelligence and UAV technologies.
Paul tracks emerging issues at the intersection of product liability and aviation law. He is particularly fluent in the developing area of UAV law and is a frequent speaker on topics of law and technology. Paul recently briefed the issue of federal preemption in aviation before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Aerospace Industries Association of America as amicus curiae.
Commercial and Business Litigation
As a commercial litigator, Paul has defended businesses and individuals in civil fraud, commercial loss and breach of contract claims. He has also aggressively pursued claims for breach of contract, civil fraud and breach of partnership agreement.
Paul also negotiates partnership, executive compensation and LLC agreements, and advises hedge fund managers and owners of startups on a variety of legal matters.
Paul advises recording artists and world touring musicians on a broad range of legal issues. An accomplished musician in his own right, his clients include managers of Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated musicians, independent filmmakers and music streaming service startups.
He is experienced in assisting bands and managers in coordinating European and U.S. concert tours, including performance agreements band member agreements and immigration and other logistical issues. He has also negotiated contracts for digital distribution rights and live performance recording releases, as well as licenses for sync-right deals and commercial placements.
Paul has also guided celebrities in navigating a public relations crisis, including strategizing to achieve damage control and more aggressive tactics to contain image-harming incidents such as cease-and-desist letters.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Paul was a partner in the New York office of a national law firm.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Paul dedicates pro bono services to New York's Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Honors & Awards
- Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
- Super Lawyers, New York Metro Area, Rising Star (2017-2018)