Robert E. Paul

Robert E. Paul
Boston and Chicago Offices
617-880-3551
617-692-3551 fax
rpaul@riemerlaw.com

Bob primarily represents commercial banks and other major lending institutions in structuring, documenting and negotiating all types of secured, unsecured, real estate financings, and the resolution of problem loans. Bob manages our Chicago office. His practice encompasses a wide range of lending transactions, including the representation of agents in complex multi-party financings, loan workouts, and restructurings. Such financings include large asset-based transactions, letter of credit finance, project construction finance, and real estate portfolio loans.

Bob's initial training and practice focused on commercial loan and real estate workouts and restructurings, which coincided with the economic downturn early in his career. Throughout the late 1980's and early 1990's Bob also was actively involved in a broad range of commercial loan and real estate workouts and restructurings, including office, condominium, residential, retail, and resort properties.

Bob is active in various community organizations and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to the agent in connection with a $200 million senior secured facility to a publicly traded multinational company with a Canadian sub-facility
  • Representation of senior secured lender in connection with revolving and term loan facility to beer distributorship company
  • $637 million multi-tier syndicated real estate portfolio financing of 26 hotels throughout the United States
  • $290 million syndicated construction loan of office tower in Chicago, Illinois
  • $110 million senior secured revolver to a pharmacy chain
  • $350 million senior secured revolver to a national sporting goods retailer including the coordination of mortgages in 19 multi-state locations
  • $200 million senior secured revolver to a retail liquidation company
  • $475 million senior secured revolver and $20 million Tranche B facility to a retail toy chain
  • $200 million unsecured revolving and term facility to provide financing for a Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Representation of secured lender in connection with a portfolio of workouts, restructurings, and foreclosures of multi-family properties located in Chicago, Illinois
  • Representation of secured lender in connection with workout of real estate loan to a northeast ski resort through deed-in-lieu transaction
  • Representation of mezzanine lender in multi-tier transaction in connection with ongoing workout of loan to shopping mall developer
Affiliations
American Bar Association
Real Estate Finance Association

Admissions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
State of New York
Illinois Supreme Court

Education
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1975