- New York
- U.S.D.C, Southern District of New York
- U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
- U.S.D.C., Western District of New York
- U.S.D.C., Northern District of New York
- U.S.D.C, District of Connecticut
- U.S.D.C., District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, D.C. and Federal Circuts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus,Bachelor's of Arts, Magna Cum Laude 1982
- University of Bridgeport School of Law,J.D., 1986
- Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus,M.B.A., 1988
Paul represents aviation businesses in solving significant and challenging problems. His background litigating and trying to verdict aviation matters nationwide before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies, sometimes simultaneously, brings a breadth of opportunities to the table when seeking to resolve disputes at their earliest opportunity or in complicated business structures restricted by regulatory overlays. In addition to remaining current trying cases, Paul’s transactional and aviation regulatory practice includes formation, mergers and acquisitions of fixed base operators (FBO’s), air carriers, air charter brokers, public charter operators, maintenance and repair organizations (MRO’s), and the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft.
Paul’s background includes 3 1/2 years with the FAA, experience at two large law firms, leadership positions in various aviation industry and bar association committees focusing on aviation, and project management for successful lobbying campaigns associated with federal, state and local legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting aviation businesses. He led the audit committee of the New England Air Museum Board of Directors for twenty years and has done so through tremendous growth at the museum to include funding initiatives such as two state grant funding transactions tolling several millions of dollars, new building construction and redevelopment of existing structures. Paul is an active pilot with over 3,000 hours and experiences in dozens of aircraft types.
* The Super Lawyers designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, third-party research, and a peer review process encompassing myriad practice areas. Paul was named a Super Lawyer in both Connecticut and the New England region for Aviation and Aerospace in 2014-2019. An explanation of the Super Lawyer methodology can be found here.
- “Certificate Time Bombs”, presented at the Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar in Stevenson, WA (September 13, 2013)
- “Most Frequently Issued FAA Part 135 Violations”, presented at the National Air Transportation Association in Chantilly, VA (June 7, 2011)
- “Responding to Enforcement Actions; What Are Your Rights?”, presented at the National Air Transportation Association in Chantilly, VA (June 9, 2009)
- National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) (Member, Regulatory Issues Advisory Group)
- National Air Transportation Association (NATA) (Member, Air Charter Committee; prior service on the Airports Committee)
- Connecticut Business Aviation Group (Chairman)