10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Office Administrative Partner, Los Angeles Office
Paul Severin’s practice includes commercial finance, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities matters. A major portion of Mr. Severin’s practice consists of the representation of financial institutions in secured and unsecured lending and finance transactions, including securities-based lending, asset-based lending, derivatives, private equity and hedge fund transactions. Mr. Severin also has extensive experience handling mergers and acquisitions, private placements, venture capital transactions, joint ventures and general corporate representation of clients in a variety of day–to-day matters. Additionally, he advises with respect to broker-dealer and other related regulatory matters.
Mr. Severin’s clients range from established and major multi-national financial institutions and public companies to start-up companies and individuals.
Represented a financial institution in connection with the establishment of a $300 million loan program providing term loans secured by interests in multiple private equity funds, to facilitate side-by side investments by the borrowers in additional private equity funds.
Represented a lender in connection with a $150 million revolving credit facility secured by interests in several hedge funds.
Represented a financial institution in connection with a derivatives transaction pertaining to operating partnership units in a REIT with a notional value of $80 million.
Represented a lender in connection with a $40 million acquisition term credit facility in connection with an acquisition of a private jet aircraft.
Represented a lender in connection with a $10 million revolving credit facility to a high net worth individual, secured by fine art.
Represented a lender in connection with a $50 million unsecured credit facility to an operating company for working capital purposes.
Represented a technology company in connection with a $50 million joint venture pertaining to the development of solar power projects.
Represented a sponsor in connection with a private placement of securities to finance an equity investment in a joint venture pertaining to acquisition of multi-family property with an aggregate value of $50 million.
- Co-author and Panelist, Asset Protection and Bankruptcy Issues, Loeb & Loeb Client Roundtable (2005)
- Panelist, Homeland Security and Anticipating the Unexpected: What Every In-House Attorney Needs to Know - September 11th and Selected Corporate/Securities Issues in the Post-9/11 World, Association of Corporate Counsel (2002)
- Author, New York Revises UCC Articles 8 and 9, 6 The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 2 (1998)
- Author, Case Note: in re Neal v. Toronto Dominion Bank, 17 Estate Trust & Pensions Journal 14 (1997)
- Lecturer, Pension Law in Canada, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine (2006 and 2007)
University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1994,
Dean's Honor List
Recipient, JSD Tory Writing Award
University of Toronto, B.A., 1991, in Economics
The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)