Paul’s practice is concentrated in mergers, acquisitions and complex corporate transactions and litigation within the banking, and minerals extraction industries.
Paul represents a number of financial institutions in Kentucky and energy companies in Kentucky and surrounding states. He has acted as lead counsel in numerous acquisitions, mergers and offerings in the banking and natural resource industries.
Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Paul was a partner with Park & Sullivan which merged to form the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd.
Acted as lead attorney in acquisition of two different public coal companies and thereafter taking them public;
Acted as lead counsel in numerous coal asset acquisitions over a period of 40 years in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Colorado involving billions of dollars in consideration;
Participated as counsel of record in various litigations involving coal procurement contract disputes, mineral disputes, as well as other regulatory and contractual disputes affecting the coal industry; and
Acted as co-counsel in major tax litigation involving both domestic and foreign coal transactions.
Served as General Counsel to the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions; Currently serving on the Board of Directors of one of the largest banking companies in Kentucky; and
Represented different banking organizations in the acquisition of numerous banks and bank affiliates over a period of 40 years.
Served on the Board of Directors and various committees of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 company until it was acquired by Xerox in 2010;
Successful structuring of a $700 million tender offer for a publicly traded company; and
Several business acquisitions involving public and private entities, union and nonunion organizations, various tax structures, utilization of all forms of public and private financing.
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1971
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1968
The Best Lawyers in America® (recognized since 1995)
Commercial Litigation, 2006-2023
Corporate Law, 2006-2023
Litigation – Banking & Finance, 2013-2023; Lexington Litigation – Banking and Finance “Lawyer of the Year,” 2018
Chambers USA® America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011, 2012
Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Energy & Natural Resources, 2007-2016
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Kentucky Bar Association
Department of Banking & Securities, General Counsel
Department of Labor for the State of Kentucky, Acting General Counsel
Central Bancshares, Inc., Board of Directors
Central Bank and Trust Co., Board of Directors
Central Bank FSB, Board of Directors