Steven L. Paul: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Steven L. Paul

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Affordable Housing
  • Tax
  • Tax Credits & Syndication
  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Government and Public Sector
University University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1970
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D., 1973; Georgetown University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1976
Admitted1973, Massachusetts


Board of Directors, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association


Steve is a partner and former chair of the firm's Tax, Benefits & Compensation Department and has served on various management and compensation committees. He has more than 35 years of experience providing tax and business advice, especially for partnerships and other pass-through entities, including numerous private equity funds. He divides his practice between providing tax support for business law clients and representing developers, syndicators, and investors in real estate developments using federal and state tax credits and other tax incentives.

Steve has served as a visiting lecturer in real estate taxation and finance at Yale Law School and as an instructor in the Boston University Graduate Tax Program. He is also a former chair of the Committee on Real Estate of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Steve currently serves on the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association's Board of Directors as a result of his leadership in the affordable housing industry. In addition to his law degree, he has an L.L.M in Taxation. Steve has been included in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers listing since 2006 byThomson Reuters,and in theBest Lawyers in Americapublication since 2009, for his work in Tax Law.
•Tax credit counsel for the historic rehabilitation of The Waltham Watch Factory in Waltham, MA.

•Represented low-income housing tax credit investors and syndicators in 80-20 projects in Newton, Massachusetts and in New York City.

•Represented historic tax credit investor in mill properties in Rhode Island.

•Represented the Boston Conservatory in the new markets tax credit financing of a new performing arts center.

•Served as tax counsel in the acquisition and syndication of Castle Square, Mission Park and the Victoria/Viviendas Apartments, some 1,700 apartments in Boston's theatre district, Longwood Medical and South End Neighborhoods.

•Served as tax counsel for various investments by private equity funds in portfolio companies, especially portfolio companies organized as pass-through entities.


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Steven L. Paul

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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