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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 and co-chair of the firm's COVID-19 Task Force. 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 and local lending institutions in construction, permanent, and mezzanine loans. As a real estate attorney, 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, professional and charitable organizations. He is Chair Emeritus and a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He has co-chaired the Chamber’s Regional Real Estate Development Leadership Council. He is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association. He is a prior co-chair of the Real Estate Finance and Workout/Foreclosure Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

He currently serves on Boston Mayor Walsh’s Reopening Advisory Board and the Board of Incorporators of the Boston Local Development Corporation.

Nationally, Paul serves on the Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. He is the vice-chair of the St. Jude Board of Governors and past chair of the ALSAC Board. 

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.

Paul was selected as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “2020 Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People." Additionally, he is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award by Noble and Greenough School. For the past several years, Paul has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers and Partners as a leading U.S. real estate attorney.

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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
  • Noble and Greenough School, Distinguished Graduate Award
  • Boston Business Journal, Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People, 2020

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 Emeritus (and immediate past chair) of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has co-chaired  the Chamber’s Regional Real Estate Development Leadership Council. He is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association. He has also served as co-chair of the Real Estate Finance and Workout/Foreclosure Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. Nationally, Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. He is a 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 currently serves on Boston Mayor Walsh’s Reopening Advisory Board and the Board of Incorporators of the Boston Local Development Corporation.

Noteworthy

  • 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
  • Noble and Greenough School, Distinguished Graduate Award
  • Boston Business Journal, Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People, 2020
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