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Areas of Practice



J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1982)
B.A., State University of New York at Oneonta (1977)

Paul A. Michels


Paul Michels has been a member of the firm's Banking and Real Estate Department for over 32 years, including 25 years as a partner. He represents religious and other not-for-profit organizations, real estate developers and public utilities in a myriad of real property conveyance transactions.

Paul also represents financial institutions and other lenders in all aspects of commercial loan transactions, including the drafting of loan documents and due diligence review of all information relevant to the borrower and guarantors.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Sale and Acquisition of commercial real estate
  • Leasehold Interests
  • Commercial and Ground Lease negotiations
  • Construction, Zoning and Land Use
  • Easement and Right-of-way conveyances
  • Tax-Free Exchanges
  • Commercial and Real Estate Loan transactions
  • Middle Market/Small Business Loan transactions

Professional & Community Activities

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Catholic Migration of the Diocese of Brooklyn
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York

News & Speaking Engagements