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P.H. Wilson Law is a New York-based boutique corporate law firm catering to small to medium-size companies, their owners and those who do business with them. Recipient of The New York Enterprise Report Service Area Award for outstanding service in corporate law, the firm advises on a wide variety of matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to business contracts and entity formations - and acts as outsourced general counsel for companies that do not have attorneys on staff.

As Chief Counsel of the firm, Paul Wilson has been honored as the "Attorney of the Year" for privately held companies by The New York Enterprise Report. Mr. Wilson was trained at Harvard Law School and began his career at the U.S. Department of Justice.  After the Department of Justice, Mr. Wilson joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, one of New York's most prestigious M&A firms, where he counseled a variety of high profile clients including Merrill Lynch, Pepsi and Loews Theatres.  After Fried Frank, Mr. Wilson ventured out to found two businesses of his own, and served as President and General Counsel at each.  Mr. Wilson founded P.H. Wilson Law in 2001 to bring his corporate law and business experience to likeminded business-people and entrepreneurs. 



Mergers & Acquisitions; Contract drafting, negotiation and analysis; Company structuring and formation


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Practice areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    20 years, 75 cases
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Partnership: 20%
    20 years, 50 cases
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    20 years, 200 cases
  5. Business: 20%
    20 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($400-600/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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P.H. Wilson Law

220 East 42nd Street
29th Floor
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Edward R. Gallion Memorial AwardInternational Network of Boutique Law Firms2015
Achieved five stars (out of five stars) clients' ratingAvvo2015
Awarded 10.0/10.0 "Superb" Lawyer RatingAvvo2015
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer RatingAvvo2012
Attorney of the YearThe New York Enterprise Report2012
Service Area Firm AwardThe New York Enterprise Report2012
Awarded "Excellent" Lawyer RatingAvvo2009
Magna Cum LaudeTufts University1991
Frederick Melvin Ellis AwardTufts University1990
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief CounselP.H. Wilson Law2001 - Present
President & General CounselLuminad Technologies2000 - 2001
President & General CounselCoping on Call1998 - 2000
Corporate AttorneyFried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson1996 - 1998
Campaign Manager & SkipperU.S. Olympic Yachting Campaign1995 - 1996
InternUnited States Dept. of Justice1994 - 1994
Student AdvocateLegal Services Center1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsPresident, New York Chapter2015 - Present
Tufts Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Rainmakers' ForumMember2014 - 2015
Sound Point Credit Opportunities Offshore Fund, Ltd.Board of Directors2012 - 2014
Business Lawyers' ForumMember2012 - Present
Harvard Law School Solo and Boutique Law Firm NetworkMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Business Lawyers' GroupMember2011 - Present
FizzLawMember2011 - Present
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsMember2006 - Present
Attorney OasisMember2005 - Present
American Business AssociatesMember2003 - 2015
New York Chamber of CommerceMember2001 - 2005
New York County Lawyers' Association, Cyberspace Law CommitteeMember2001 - 2005
New York County Lawyers' Association, Securities and Exchanges CommitteeMember2001 - 2005
New York County Lawyers' Association, Corporation Law CommitteeMember2001 - 2005
Business Networking InternationalPresident2001 - Present
MensaMember2000 - Present
Alexandra MM Gagnon FoundationBoard of Advisors1998 - Present
Harvard Law SchoolMoot Court Judge1994 - 1995
Phi Beta KappaInductee1990 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Corporate RepresentationWe typically see our clients’ matters through to successful conclusions.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The New York Enterprise Report2012 Best Accountants & Attorneys for Privately Held Companies2012
New York Enterprise ReportNew Requirements for LLCs, LLPs and LPs Effective June 12006
EnterpriseForming a Business Entity: How to Choose the Right One - and Save Your House2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Tufts UniversityPsychology & Child StudyB.A./Double Major1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Networking InternationalBoutique Corporate Practice Profile2014
American Business AssociatesBoutique Corporate Practice Profile2014
Business Networking InternationalBoutique Corporate Practice Profile2013
Business Networking InternationalThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2013
Business Lawyers' ForumThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2013
Business Networking InternationalM&A Transactions2012
Business Networking InternationalThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2012
Business Networking InternationalPartnerships2011
Business Networking InternationalContract Drafting2011
Business Networking InternationalM&A Transactions2011
Business Networking InternationalThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2011
Business Networking InternationalM&A Transactions2010
Business Networking InternationalThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2010
Business Networking InternationalThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2009
Business Networking InternationalStructuring Your Business2009
Business Networking InternationalPartnerships2009
Business Networking InternationalM&A Transactions2009
American Business AssociatesThe Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business2009
American Business AssociatesStructuring Your Business2009
American Business AssociatesPartnerships2009
American Business AssociatesM&A Transactions2009
Business Networking InternationalContract Drafting2008
American Business AssociatesContract Drafting2008