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Paul Holliday Wilson III

Contracts and agreements Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting is a New York-based boutique corporate law practice catering to small to medium-size businesses. Run by Paul Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate and former corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shriver & Jacobson, P.H. Wilson focuses on mergers & acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and company structuring and formation.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting is a New York-based boutique corporate law practice catering to small to medium-size businesses. Run by Paul Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate and former corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shriver & Jacobson, P.H. Wilson focuses on mergers & acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and company structuring and formation.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting is a New York-based boutique corporate law practice catering to small to medium-size businesses. Run by Paul Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate and former corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shriver & Jacobson, P.H. Wilson focuses on mergers & acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and company structuring and formation.

    29 years, 200 cases

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    20%
    P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting is a New York-based boutique corporate law practice catering to small to medium-size businesses. Run by Paul Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate and former corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shriver & Jacobson, P.H. Wilson focuses on mergers & acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and company structuring and formation.

    29 years, 75 cases

  5. Partnership
    20%
    P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting is a New York-based boutique corporate law practice catering to small to medium-size businesses. Run by Paul Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate and former corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shriver & Jacobson, P.H. Wilson focuses on mergers & acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and company structuring and formation.

    29 years, 50 cases

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. 

 

Specialties

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

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Location

P.H. Wilson Law
800 Third Avenue
28th Floor
New York, NY, 10022

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Tony | September 17, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Highest Praise
Paul provided guidance that was instrumental to considering legal action. He helped me understand the critical issues, legal process, timing, budget, and likely direction of the competition. His advice was unbiased and he offered to refer me to other experts depending on my course of action.
Posted by Al | November 14, 2013
Exceptional lawyer for a small business in the social media space
We needed a contract for a big new hire. Although we retain a large law firm with a specialty in HR, they honestly couldn't give us the attention I required. I'd known Paul for almost 10 years but never thought to work with him until this issue came up and I thought that going small firm could work. When I called Paul on the same number (still hadn't changed in all that time!), he was over-responsive, which I truly appreciated. He gave me an honest, accurate quote before starting any work and when he started, boy, he didn't let up! He not only reached out to me while he was on vacation, he sat through his agreement line-by-line to help me understand what he did and why he did it. It was excruciating, but he honestly increased my own understanding of the federal and state laws involved in our situation and ultimately made me appreciate what only a lawyer could: that a great contract can be a work of art. That said, Paul isn't just a lawyer; he's an artist! His advice and compulsive attention to detail helped me ultimately decide against hiring this new hire and saved me 20x more than what it would have cost me in the end. Worth every penny!!! Thanks, Paul!
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Posted by Steven | August 9, 2012
Top Lawyer
"Paul is an extraordinarily talented attorney, working tirelessly to produce exceptional results. There is good reason that he was first in his Negotiations class at Harvard Law School. His counsel is focused, wise and delivered with the utmost integrity. Of hundreds of lawyers I have worked with over the years, Paul is at the very top
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Posted by regis | January 7, 2010
Recommendation
Paul is a very attentive attorney. He takes a lot of time to carefully listen to his client and reflects in a very detailed and focused manner with impeccable precision to the requirements. He is very approachable and is always reachable. Working with him is pleasurable and personal - very unlike a typical corporate law firm experience.
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Posted by Jason | January 6, 2010
Paul Wilson
I hired Paul in 2005. He is an exceptional attorney with superb negotiation skills and excellent attention to detail, but he quickly became much more than that. Paul's strategic perspective enabled me to rethink the entire deal I had brought him in to help close. Five years later I am in a much better position because of that, and I am grateful to Paul for the perspective he provided.
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Posted by Josh | December 14, 2009
Great lawyer with the upmost regard for work ethic and quickness with flawless work
Paul did a great job putting together all the paperwork I needed to form my company. I was under the gun to get it done and he did it in the time I needed it to be done by. Paul has also helped some of my clients in regards to reviewing their lease documents and did a great job at that as well
Posted by Tom | December 11, 2009
Paul Wilson
Paul is very thorough and is very reponsive to our needs. He was able to get to root of what we were looking for and than was able to transform that into the appropriate documents.
Posted by Paul | December 11, 2009
Contract Review
Paul Wilson is thorough, detailed, timely, knowledgeable, and professional.
Posted by Chuck | December 11, 2009
Thoughtful & Knowledgeable
Paul helped me with a consulting contract. I found his advice to be strategic and thorough. He was eager to bring in subject matter experts, when they were required. While services were not cheap, the quality of the work made for a great value.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Counsel
  • P.H. Wilson Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • President & General Counsel
  • Luminad Technologies
  • 2000 - 2001
  • President & General Counsel
  • Coping on Call
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Campaign Manager & Skipper
  • U.S. Olympic Yachting Campaign
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Intern
  • United States Dept. of Justice
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Student Advocate
  • Legal Services Center
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Tufts University
  • B.A./Double Major
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Corporate Representation
  • We typically see our clients’ matters through to successful conclusions.

Associations

  • Tufts Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harvard Law School Solo and Boutique Law Firm Network
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Lawyers' Forum
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Lawyers' Group
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • FizzLaw
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney Oasis
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alexandra MM Gagnon Foundation
  • Board of Advisors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Inductee
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • President, New York Chapter
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Rainmakers' Forum
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sound Point Credit Opportunities Offshore Fund, Ltd.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Business Networking International
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Business Associates
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Business Networking International
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2017
  • New York Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Cyberspace Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Securities and Exchanges Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Corporation Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Harvard Law School
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Awarded 10.0/10.0 "Superb" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Achieved five stars (out of five stars) clients' rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Edward R. Gallion Memorial Award
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • 2015
  • Service Area Firm Award
  • The New York Enterprise Report
  • 2012
  • Attorney of the Year
  • The New York Enterprise Report
  • 2012
  • Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Awarded "Excellent" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Tufts University
  • 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 1990
  • Frederick Melvin Ellis Award
  • Tufts University
  • 1990
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Publications

  • New York Enterprise Report
  • New Requirements for LLCs, LLPs and LPs Effective June 1
  • 2006
  • Enterprise
  • Forming a Business Entity: How to Choose the Right One - and Save Your House
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Networking International
  • Boutique Corporate Practice Profile
  • 2014
  • American Business Associates
  • Boutique Corporate Practice Profile
  • 2014
  • Business Networking International
  • Boutique Corporate Practice Profile
  • 2013
  • Business Networking International
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2013
  • Business Lawyers' Forum
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2013
  • Business Networking International
  • M&A Transactions
  • 2012
  • Business Networking International
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2012
  • Business Networking International
  • Partnerships
  • 2011
  • Business Networking International
  • Contract Drafting
  • 2011
  • Business Networking International
  • M&A Transactions
  • 2011
  • Business Networking International
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2011
  • Business Networking International
  • M&A Transactions
  • 2010
  • Business Networking International
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2010
  • Business Networking International
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2009
  • Business Networking International
  • Structuring Your Business
  • 2009
  • Business Networking International
  • Partnerships
  • 2009
  • Business Networking International
  • M&A Transactions
  • 2009
  • American Business Associates
  • The Corporate Law Life Cycle of a Business
  • 2009
  • American Business Associates
  • Structuring Your Business
  • 2009
  • American Business Associates
  • Partnerships
  • 2009
  • American Business Associates
  • M&A Transactions
  • 2009
  • Business Networking International
  • Contract Drafting
  • 2008
  • American Business Associates
  • Contract Drafting
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (17)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a most highly competent and seasoned lawyer. He practices at the highest professional and ethical levels."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. His competence and skills are matched by the confidence he instills in clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Paul Wilson for the better part of a decade. It’s not just Paul’s educational pedigree, which is top-notch; it’s not just his legal experiential pedigree, which is stellar; it’s not his family legal pedigree, which is rarefied (his father is a well-respected former senior partner of a large corporate law firm); rather, it’s the entire package from which the client benefits when hiring Paul, including his sharp business sense and practical approach. He melds legal advisor with business advisor, providing the best of both worlds in one professional."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Wilson for over fifteen years and thoroughly recommend him to any one in need of a corporate attorney. Mr. Wilson is active in the business community as a regular participant in a number of business organizations in and around the metropolitan New York City area. In that capacity, his service to his client base has been with the utmost care and attention to the needs and goals of the client. Moreover, I am unaware of an instance where the targeted goals of the representation were not acheived. In short, I cannot recommend Mr., Wilson's services enough and would strongly endorse his services to anyone in need legal services related to corporate formation and governance."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for several years and recommend him highly. Paul has significant "big law" experience which he uses to benefit his clients in his advisory capacity as outside general counsel. Paul also has a staff of experienced attorneys to assist him with his M&A practice."
Business Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Wilson is a go-to resource when corporate, mergers & acquisitions, or securities matters require immediate attention. I have long been impressed by Paul's integrity, intelligence and resourcefulness in resolving complex corporate challenges in crisis situations."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheardtedly endorse Paul Wilson. I have known Paul for a number of years and he is truly one of the smartest and most diligent practitioners I have encountered. He also has boundless energy and enthusiasm. Paul has a complete grasp of his practice area and the ability to analyze and understand many complex issues as well as the ability to forge effective legal solutions. Hence, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Paul Wilson!"
Business Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wilson is very knowledgeable, collaborative and constructive."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Friend
"Paul’s Firm is a boutique corporate law firm, dedicated to servicing the legal needs of small and medium sized businesses. Paul is an expert in his field, and his close attention to detail combined with his impeccable negotiation skills make his services invaluable. I have heard numerous positive reviews and success stories from clients of P.H. Wilson Law & Consulting. Any business in need of legal advice should be sure to contact Paul. He is able to offer the knowledge and expertise of a larger firm, while providing a more personal approach to his clients in addressing their legal needs."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Paul on several matters. I would recommend him enthusiastically to any individual or company seeking legal help on transactional or other corporate matters."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a smart, sensible lawyer with a keen eye for detail. He is a strong strategist and is careful to examine not only all angles of an issue a client is currently confronting but how matters may change over time. Finally, he is a pleasure to work with."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Paul was an adversary in a business matter. While zealously representing his client (in what was a contentious matter for our respective clients) he displayed a constructive, problem solving approach and applied his considerable expertise towards reaching an agreement. Throughout, he was always a gentleman."
Business Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul and I worked closely on a very complex construction matter. His insight contributed to the project's efficiency and cost control, maximized the opportunity for both owner and general contractor and resulted in a dispute-free completion. I've known Paul for years and am pleased to offer my highest recommendation."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an accomplished corporate lawyer. His training at one of New York's largest law firms, combined with his tremendous business sense, make him a valuable and trusted advisor to his clients."
Business Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked as Of Counsel to Paul's Firm for over a year. Paul is an excellent attorney with an expansive knowledge of his practice area (corporate/mergers and acquisitions/business formations/partnerships) and possesses a fine attention to detail which is essential to success in this area. I highly recommend Paul."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Paul for mergers, acquisitions and all aspects of corporate work. His insight into and ability to address complex matters is unparalleled and it is simply a pleasure to work with him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for many years. I have had the opportunity to speak with several people who have used his legal services. Without exception, he is described as a consummate professional, having a deep background in all aspects of business contracts and transactions. Paul's legal skills are of the highest caliber. I highly recommend Paul to anyone who might be in need of a top flight business lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul Wilson has provided excellent counsel to my firm's clients on asset sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, various partner membership agreements and the several ancillary documents that are important to a well documented business relationship. Paul truly provides Wall Street expertise to Main Street businesses and their owners. Paul is focused, efficient and can be either practical or creative depending on the deal at hand."
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