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Paul J. Ayoub

Executive Committee / Boston

Overview

Paul J. Ayoub is a partner in Nutter’s Real Estate Department and is a member of Nutter’s Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Paul represents clients in the financing and development of commercial real estate projects in Boston, New England and throughout the country. He also advises for-profit and non-profit organizations in the area of corporate governance.

Paul represents major North American banks as well as local lending institutions in construction, permanent and mezzanine loans. In addition, he represents developers and private equity investors in the acquisition, sale, permitting and leasing of all property types.  Paul also advises clients on financing structure alternatives, including preferred equity, joint venture and partnership arrangements. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing clients in complex debt reorganizations.

Paul is involved in several civic and charitable organizations. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and immediate past co-chair of the Chamber’s Regional Real Estate Development Leadership Council. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association.

Paul also serves on the national Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. He is the immediate past chair of the ALSAC Board.

He is a member of the Board of Incorporators of the Boston Local Development Corporation.  Additionally, he serves as chair of the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.  He is a former co-chair of the Real Estate Finance and Workout/Foreclosure Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

During law school, Paul was editor-in-chief of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Paul worked in Massachusetts state government in various capacities, including as assistant press secretary to the Governor.

Recently, Paul and his daughter published Inspire Me! A father-daughter book of quotations to motivate, teach and inspire, an Amazon best seller, the profits from which are being donated entirely to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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News

Honors

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-Current
  • Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Real Estate Attorney, 2011-Current
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2009-Current
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-Current

Education & Admissions

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D.

Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court

In the Community

Paul is chair of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and immediate past co-chair of the Chamber’s Regional Real Estate Development Leadership Council. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association. Paul also serves on the national Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. He is the immediate past chair of the ALSAC Board. He and his daughter recently published Inspire Me!, a father-daughter book of quotations, an Amazon best seller, profits from which are donated to St. Jude.

Paul is also a member of the Board of Incorporators of the Boston Local Development Corporation. Additionally, he serves as chair of the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. He is a former co-chair of the Real Estate Finance and Workout/Foreclosure Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

Noteworthy

The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-current

Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Real Estate Attorney, 2011-2018

Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2009-current

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-current

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