Paul Quinn's practice involves real estate, commercial and financial transactions. He is board certified in real estate law. He has handled all types of commercial real estate transactions through acquisition, financing, development and disposition. He has extensive experience in residential and commercial transactions, leases, condominiums, title insurance, title examination, financing, UCC and secured transactions and liquor licensing law. He also represents clients in the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants and owners of golf courses and resorts. He has special experience in obtaining liquor licenses for restaurants and hotels. He also has an extensive legal opinion practice, frequently acting as Florida counsel and providing legal opinions in Florida financing and real estate transactions.
Paul was instrumental in the purchase of the 270-acre Lake Ruby property, which was chosen as the Orlando Business Journal's overall Best Real Estate Deal of 2005. Paul also represented the tenant, GAI Consultants, Inc., in connection with one of downtown Orlando's largest office lease deals in recent history, which was named one of Orlando Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals of 2008. Paul was lead real estate counsel to Health Central in connection with a $181 million hospital sale transaction, named one of Orlando Business Journal's Top Ten Business Deals of 2012.
Paul grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and graduated as valedictorian from Lakeland High School in 1981. He went on to study political science at Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1984. Paul received his juris doctor from the University of Florida Law School in 1987, where he graduated with high honors and was executive editor of the Florida Law Review. Paul is a shareholder in the real estate department and has been with the firm since 1987. Paul has an AV rating, the highest available rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Articles & Publications
•"Inclusionary Zoning and Linkage: Land Use Planning Techniques in an Age of Scarce Public Resources," 1 Journal of Law and Public Policy 21 (1987)
•"Shared Parental Responsibility and Residence Restrictions in Florida," 38 Florida Law Review 117 (1986)
•"Liability of Corporate Directors and Officers: Changes in Florida Law," Orange County Bar Association, The Briefs Magazine (1988)
Firm Newsletter Articles
•Real Estate E-lert – Lender Liability for Florida HOA and Condominium Association Assessments (6/3/11)
•Real Estate E-lert – Tax Certificates, Tax Deeds and Tax Sales: Information for Lenders and Investors (3/4/11)
•Real Estate E-lert – Florida's New Homeowners' Association Laws for 2010 (6/30/10)
•Real Estate E-lert – Governor Signs Legislation Which Includes "Distressed Condominium Relief Act" (6/8/10)
•Real Estate E-lert – Mortgage and Note in Default: A Primer on Late Fees and Default Interest (2/24/10)
•Real Estate E-lert – New Filing Requirement for Mergers and Certain Ownership Changes (2/19/09)
Certifications — Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law