Paul is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. He practices in all areas of corporate law, including securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and fund formation. He has represented corporate clients, financial institutions, and sponsors in a variety of U.S. and international transactions aggregating in excess of $15 billion.
“Blind certainty: a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.”
– David Foster Wallace
Paul graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review. Prior to law school, Paul received a BA in Philosophy from Siena College.
Prior to joining Vela Wood, Paul served as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as Senior Counsel at Ocwen Financial Corporation, and as Of Counsel at Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna LLP. Paul is licensed to practice only in the State of New York. He is not yet licensed in the State of Texas.
- Represented numerous borrowers and lenders with respect to cash flow and asset-based secured lending transactions
- Represented multiple private equity funds with respect to numerous M&A transactions and related acquisition financings
- Represented the underwriters in the $671 million initial public offering of The Carlyle Group L.P.
- Represented Endo International plc in connection with a 144A debt offering with a principal amount of $750 million
- Represented the underwriters in connection with separate but concurrent 144A debt offerings by Origin Energy with principal amounts of $800 million and €800 million
- Represented Westfield Group in connection with a 144A debt offering with a principal amount of $500 million and other U.S. financing matters, including tender offers and make-whole redemptions
- Represented the Commonwealth of Australia in relation to the Australian government’s guarantee of Australian bank bond offerings
- Represented the Treasury of the State of New South Wales, Australia in connection with its U.S. registered medium term note program
- Represented a sponsor-backed bank holding company in connection with its initial public offering
- Represented Meridian Energy and the New Zealand Crown, as selling stockholder, in connection with the U.S. 144A offering of shares as part of Meridian’s NZ$1.9 billion New Zealand Exchange listed initial public offering.