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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.

Paul's Relevant Experience

Natural Resources Industry Experience

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.

Banking Industry Experience

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.

Other Highlights & Experience

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.

Other Info About Paul


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1971

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1968

Bar Memberships

Paul is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1972


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, 1995-2020

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®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Department of Banking & Securities, General Counsel

Department of Labor for the State of Kentucky, Acting General Counsel

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Central Bancshares, Inc., Board of Directors

Central Bank and Trust Co., Board of Directors

Central Bank FSB, Board of Directors

Firm Committees

Paul serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Finance Committee, former Member

Executive Committee, former Member

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