David Paulson's practice centers around the representation of commercial lenders and other sources of capital in complex real estate finance transactions and the resolution and restructuring of distressed loans. He has significant experience representing lenders with respect to both the origination and restructuring of construction, permanent, shared appreciation, and other secured and unsecured financings and in the participation and syndication of loans.
David's areas of special focus include hospitality, single-family for rent housing, multifamily, office, retail, studio, industrial, senior housing, and data center properties, as well as secured and unsecured lines of credit for real estate investment trusts (REITs), regional and national homebuilders, and real estate funds. Additionally a significant portion of his time is spent working with mezzanine, A/B, and other forms of subordinated financing.
David's workout experience spans the gamut from the restructuring and exercise of remedies with respect to single-asset secured transactions, to the workout of large secured and unsecured syndicated public-company credits, including within bankruptcy and litigation. Additionally David has led numerous large and small note purchase and sale transactions, including global purchases of large multicountry loan portfolios and the purchase and sale of small pools of nonperforming loans.
The clients David serves include national and international financial institutions, as well as numerous non-bank lenders.
David helps coordinate Jones Day's Real Estate Finance Practice and frequently presents seminars and trainings for financial institution clients on all aspects of real estate financing and workouts.
- University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 1997; Executive Technology Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review; Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review); Cornell University (B.A. in Government with distinction 1990)