Paul H. Shur
New York, 1989
New Jersey, 1977
U.S. District Court, District of NJ
U.S. District Court, Southern District NY
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, 1977
B.A., Rutgers College, cum laude, 1974
Paul, a Shareholder on the Wilentz Banking/Creditors Rights team, has 30 years of experience handling all aspects of commercial and financial transactions, and related litigation enforcing and defending creditors’ rights. Paul has represented an array of clients in various nuanced areas: secured lending, asset based lending, commercial finance, debt restructuring, sales and lease transactions, negotiable instruments, letters of credit, documents of title, real estate secured transactions and title insurance defense.
“As a business and financial transactions lawyer in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, my objective is to understand each client’s goals, and all aspects of the deal they endeavor to make, to achieve and often exceed these goals. In addition to banking and lender representative clients, my clients include middle market businesses in various commercial transactions, with an emphasis on Uniform Commercial Code related matters. This synergy has provided me a wealth of unique opportunities to bring parties together in commercial and financial partnerships.”
- Represented a private equity lender in a series of financing transactions involving asset based loans and term loans that included real estate collateral in various states, regulatory collateral and inter-creditor issues for the purchase of various U.S. businesses.
- Represented a private lender in financing the purchase of a state regulated food service business that involved compliance issues, depository collateral, and state regulation for the protection of creditors.
- Represented title insurance company insured owners of real estate facing litigation over the disposition of two estates and estate claims involving undisclosed heirs.
- Represented title insurance company in defense of a claim arising from an alleged negligent search of title and disposition of marital claims.
- Represented an asset based bank lender financing a window manufacturer and resolved competing real estate claims and potential statutory lien law issues.
Presentations & Lectures:
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association,(CLE Program) New York, NY, 2017 “Legal Opinions in Financing and Acquisitions: Who Relies on Them?”
- New York Institute of Credit; New York, NY, 2017 “E-Signatures as Applied to Financing Documents”
- New Jersey Chapters of the Commercial Finance Association and Turnaround Management Association – Princeton, NJ, 2017 – “Technology and the Future of Commercial Finance Professionals”
- Turnaround Management Association —Joint NJTMA/NJCFA Panel Event, Princeton, NJ, 2016, “How Lending in New Jersey Has Been Affected by Recent Industry Mergers”
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association/Turnaround Management Association — Lenders Panel, Villanova University, PA, 2015, “How Different Lenders View the Same Financing Opportunity . . . Differently”
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association/Turnaround Management Association — Lenders Panel, Villanova University, PA, 2014, “Customer Trends and Issues”
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association, New York, NY, 2013, “Current Transactional Issues in Commercial Lending”
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association/Turnaround Management Association, Villanova University, PA, 2013, “Today’s Lending Environment: Industry Specific Observations”
- Turnaround Management Association, Princeton, NJ, 2012, “Our Unemployment Conundrum, Part Two – The Influence of Bankruptcy and Reorganization” (presented with U.S. Bankruptcy Judges Burns and Lyons)
- New York Institute of Credit/Commercial Finance Association, New York, NY, 2012, “Financing in Today’s Times”
Having authored articles for the New Jersey Lawyer, the New York Law Journal, the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, the Banking Law Journal, and the ABF Journal, Paul remains versant in the latest legal developments and case decisions affecting the law, and actively contributes his thoughts to the profession and the financial services community through scholarly lectures.
- “The Emergence of Financial Documents in E-Commerce” – ABF Journal
- (September/October 2017)
- “Good Faith in Commercial Transactions – Toward a Uniform Standard,”
ABF Journal (October 2013)
- “A Practitioner’s Perspective on the Proposed Article 9 Revisions,”
43 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 913 (2011)
- “Prudent Participation - Keeping a Watch on Your Agent Lender’s Health,”
ABF Journal (July/August 2009)
- “Factors in the Economic Recovery Central to Loan Participations,”
New York Law Journal (April 9, 2009)
- “Parties to Second Lien Financing – Will Their Expectations Be Met in a Workout?”
ABF Journal (June 2006)
- “Workout Expectations of Parties to Second Lien Financing Deals,”
New York Law Journal (May 3, 2006)
Paul continues to grow his knowledge and practice competences as a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys. Additionally, he serves as Vice President of Education to the Executive Board of the New Jersey Chapter Turnaround Management Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Institute of Credit. He is also a Board Member Emeritus and Chair of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Paul has received numerous awards and recognitions, most notably for distinguished legislative service and special achievement.
Paul has been selected by Best Lawyers as the 2017 “Lawyer Of The Year” in New York City and 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Woodbridge, New Jersey for Banking and Finance Law. He has been selected for inclusion in the Chambers USA directory from 2009 through 2017 in New York and New Jersey, as well as the Best Lawyers in America list since 2007. Paul has also been selected for the New York and New Jersey Super Lawyers lists since 2009.
Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with U.S. News and World Report. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. The aforementioned organizations are private peer review organizations, not court specific public certification vehicles. No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.