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James P. Paul, Esq.


Admiralty, Bankruptcy, Adversaries, llll(b) disputes and litigation, Commercial and financial disputes, All contested matters, Appointed Bankruptcy Examiner, Commercial (Banks, Creditors, Debtors, Trustees, Owners/Equity), Construction, Developers, Builders, Divorce property disputes, Developer disputes, litigation, Employment Contracts, Financial disputes, damages, present value valuations, Foreclosures Commercial and Residential, Lease Contracts, Municipal Litigation, Partnerships, Corporations, Litigation disputes, Property and Casualty, Secured Creditor disputes and litigation, Real Estate


University of Miami, BBA Accounting, 1968

University of Miami, MBA Finance, 1972

Cumberland Law School, Birmingham, AL, JD Cum Laude


  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Since 1996

  • Registered Mediator with the Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida

  • Admitted to US District Court Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

  • Member of Bankruptcy Bar Association SD Florida, Served as member of Board of Directors

  • Obtained Florida Certified Public Account Licence, Retired from active practice

  • Florida Real Estate Sales License

  • Martindale Hubbel AV Rated Attorney

  • Prior Adjunct Professor of Law St Thomas Law School

  • Lecturer and frequent speaker- National Association of Credit Manager-Industry Group

  • Seminars. Sterling Education Seminar-Landlord Tenant; National Business Institute Bank and workouts.

  • Appointed Examiner by the Court and is authorized by Dept of Justice to act as Chapter Trustee


  • Represent large developer, development, construction, litigation and as general counsel

  • 30 years Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy representation of creditors, debtors, trustees Institutions and multiple types of entities.

  • Commercial litigation, Secured and unsecured litigation

  • Appointed legal Special Representative By Court in large developer 5 Billion dollar Bankruptcy Partner of Haley Sinagra Paul & Toland PA for over 23 years, Managing Partner for 10 years

  • Represented FDIC, RTC, Large institutions in debtor creditor disputes and secured and unsecured litigation.

  • Counsel to Board of directors, attend meetings, and involved in corporate disputes, litigation and counseling. 

  • Finance director of Multiple subsidiaries of New York Stock Exchange Company, negotiate contracts and disposition of subsidiary companies, airline, lumber companies, asphalt company, cable company, mortgage company.

  • Negotiate work out and settle multiple large claims in out of court composition of creditors

  • Chief operating officer and attorney for large multi office mortgage company.

  • Residential mortgage foreclosure training, conducted hundreds of residential mediations.

  • Lead Counsel in negotiating, settling business disputes, debtor creditor arrangements and Workouts, foreclosures, developer litigation, banking disputes

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