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Max Paul was a licensed professional engineer before making the career change to law.  He attended law school during the evening while continuing to work full-time as an engineer.

He began his legal career representing the working poor for legal services entities in New York City.  While doing this he managed the defense of over five hundred summary proceedings from the pleading stage forward for the largest municipal employee union in New York.  His duties included extensive settlement negotiations, motion practice with oral argument, and trial practice.  He successfully argued before the Appellate Term, Second Department.

Max then represented some of New York City’s larger landlords handling their tenant litigation.  Max represented landlords in prosecution of summary proceedings including nonpayment and holdover cases both residential and commercial.  He negotiated buy out agreements, leases, and settlement agreements on a daily basis.  He defended landlords from claims brought by tenants in civil, small claims, and administrative proceedings.

Max relocated to Florida with his wife after they decided South Florida was a preferable location to raise a family.  He joined a small firm in Delray Beach where he negotiated and closed a wide variety of real estate matters including lease, mortgage, and purchase transactions both residential and commercial.  He also handled probate matters, prepared numerous estate plans including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, and handled a wide variety of real estate related litigation matters including quiet title and foreclosure actions.

 

EXPERIENCE

The Law Office of Max J. Paul, PLLC, Boca Raton, FL

Managing Attorney – Real Estate, Probate, & Estate Planning, March 2018 – Present
Decided to go into business for myself and established this office. Excellent negotiation, writing, and organizational skills with an ability to thrive under pressure and meet deadlines.  Willing to go above and beyond for clients.

The Law Office of Christopher Finley, Delray Beach, FL

Associate – Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, & Litigation, April 2016 – February 2018
Began this position after relocating to Florida in November 2015 and preparing for, taking, and passing the February 2016 Bar exam.  Negotiated and closed a wide variety of real estate matters including lease, mortgage, and purchase transactions both residential and commercial.  Handled all probate matters (summary and full administration) that came through the office during my tenure. Prepared numerous estate plans including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.  Handled a wide variety of real estate related litigation matters including quiet title and foreclosure actions.

Rappaport, Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, Forest Hills, NY

Associate – Landlord/Tenant Division, August 2014 – October 2015
Represented landlords in prosecution of summary proceedings including nonpayment and holdover cases both residential and commercial.  Negotiated buy out agreements, leases, and settlement agreements on a daily basis.  Defended landlords from claims brought by tenants in civil, small claims, and administrative proceedings.  Duties included very high-volume case management involving multiple parties within a tense environment.

DC37 Municipal Employees Legal Services, New York, NY

Staff Attorney – Housing Unit, September 2008 – July 2014
Managed defense of over five hundred housing summary proceedings from the pleading stage forward for the largest municipal employee union in New York (over 120,000 members).  Duties included extensive settlement negotiations, motion practice with oral argument, and trial practice.  Successfully argued before the Appellate Term, Second Department.

Legal Services New York – Livingston Street Office, Brooklyn, New York

Volunteer Lawyer, July 2008 – September 2008
Assisted staff attorneys in drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, conducted legal research, and advocated on behalf of clients at administrative hearings.  Appeared in housing court on behalf of staff attorneys.  The areas of practice included landlord/tenant, family law, and government benefit maintenance.

Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Newton, MA

Summer Intern – certified to appear in court, Summer 2006
Interned during leave of absence from Carlysle Engineering.  Acted as student prosecutor for the Middlesex County district attorney’s office.  Conducted numerous arraignments and bail hearings, and second seated trials to discuss strategy and tactics.  Further duties included motion practice and plea bargain negotiation. 

Carlysle Engineering, Boston, MA

Design Engineer/ Acting Manager of Design Department, June 1998 – June 2008
Designed and managed the construction of large scale fire protection projects.  This included compliance with detailed contract specifications and building code requirements.  Represented Carlysle in client/municipality meetings regarding project status, contract dispute resolution, and building code compliance. Job titles held included intern, engineer, and then acting manager of design.