R. Paul Faxon
R. Paul Faxon, LLC
104 Chequessett Knolls
Business & Real Estate
I have represented parties to one of the first successful applications nationwide of Collaborative Law in the civil arena.
I have overseen the legal aspects of well over 400 real estate transactions, from the purchase of shopping centers and acquisition/development/sell-out of residential subdivisions, to negotiating multiple leases for office complexes. In the area of corporate law, I have represented various service, high-tech and manufacturing businesses from forming corporations and limited liability companies, to negotiating the terms of equity investments in closely-held businesses and acquiring privately held corporations. I have built on all my experiences when I facilitate the division and restructuring of closely-held real estate enterprises, especially family business; I find the principles of collaborative law particularly helpful when resolving a dispute among parties with this type of on-going relationship.
I have learned that each engagement provides a valuable opportunity for a synergy between the client and myself.
Prior to joining The New Law Center, LLC and Archstone Law Group P.C. as of Counsel, I was a founding partner of Faxon & Laredo, LLP.
I am a team member at Continuity Family Business Consultants.
I am a graduate of Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude; and Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude.
My professional memberships include serving as a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc. and its President in 2009. I belong to the IACP and MCLC Civil Practice Protocols Committees. I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the Family Firm Institute.
I am also a manager of several family and closely held real estate limited liability companies.
I am an author or co-author of articles published in Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Massachusetts Law Review, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Banker and Tradesman, New England Real Estate Journal, Boston Business Journal, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and Massachusetts Collaborative Law Journal.
I have spoken at continuing legal education programs, including events sponsored by the IACP, MCLC, Boston Bar Association, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., CCIM Association, Northeast Builders Association and Building Owners and Managers Association.
I work with parties to resolve disputes outside the civil litigation system in the areas of closely held business restructurings, contract matters and real estate transactions. In these situations, I can serve in one of several capacities: non-litigation legal advocate in the traditional model, Collaborative Law practitioner, neutral expert or mediator.
My practice focuses primarily on real estate law and general business law.
I advise developers, landlords, institutional lenders and private parties on a full range of real estate transactions and land use concerns involving office, retail, industrial and residential properties. In acquisitions and dispositions, along with secured financing and leasing, my representation focuses on implementing and expanding my client's business deal in a manner that avoids unproductive negotiations and stressful closings. When seeking development approvals and restructuring the ownership of a realty business, I take a pro-active approach prior to formal hearings or meetings and seek to maintain on-going relationships.
In the area of business law, I help privately held companies establish and maintain a legal structure for their businesses that facilitates their success and protects the principals. My representation includes evaluation and formation of business entities designed to limit the taxation and personal liability of principals while clearly setting out the rights and responsibilities of all owners in order to limit future conflicts. In the area of contract law, I implement my clients' bargain with employees, customers, subcontractors, lenders, landlords and business sellers or buyers while simultaneously strengthening the relationship between the parties.
First half hour of initial consultation is without charge.