Paul's background in accounting paired with his knowledge of specialized legal issues benefits his business clients.

Overview

Private business clients rely on Paul for advice related to purchase and sale transactions, regulatory issues, license and franchise matters, shareholder relationships, contract negotiations, business and succession planning issues and litigation.

He leverages more than three decades of experience, combined with a tax and accounting background, to facilitate complex commercial transactions and effectively resolve business disputes. Through his years of experience acting as outside general counsel and trusted advisor to private businesses, Paul understands the value of being able to draw on the firm’s diverse team of professionals to assist clients.

In Nebraska, Stinson LLP is doing business as Stinson Leonard Street LLP.

Experience

A national electronics distributor in the gaming industry relies on him as their outside general counsel, handling all aspects of legal work.

Paul helped a client in the development and introduction of non-regulated gaming devices based on elements of skill.

He represented national companies in a Nebraska property tax dispute.

He helped a community bank client document its financing transactions.

He saved a client $20 million in a shareholder dispute resolved by means of a judicial business valuation.

Paul represented a Fortune 500 company executive, identifying and acquiring a business enterprise for the executive’s children.

He has assisted in valuations of companies, high-net-worth individuals and high-income business owners for the purposes of disposition, divorce and succession planning.

He helped multi-entity taxpayers successfully resolve excise and income tax audits.

Paul helped a client favorably resolve an intellectual property/trade secrets dispute.

He helped develop a software license arrangement and consulting engagement involving several Fortune 500 companies.

Recognitions

Recognitions

Received AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell®.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Omaha Bar Association 

Nebraska State Bar Association 

American Bar Association 

  • Taxation section 
  • Business law section 
  • Estate planning section 

National Association of Property Tax Attorneys

Omaha Tennis Association 

U.S. Tennis Association 

Certified Referee of U.S. Tennis Association 

Emmy Gifford Children's Theater, past director 

CHAD/United Way, past director 

Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Omaha Class 6, graduate

Education

Creighton University, J.D.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S.

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