Paul V. O’Brien

Special Counsel New York City, Garden City

With a practice focused on public finance and economic development incentives, Paul represents issuers, lenders, underwriters and developers in a wide range of projects.

Paul’s public finance and economic development incentive clients include office, warehouse, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use, transit-oriented, renewable energy, charter school, hospital and educational facilities.

Paul also represents industrial development agencies and local development corporations in connection with structuring state and local tax incentive transactions for projects, including mortgage recording tax exemptions, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements, and sales and use tax exemptions, as well as the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, to help project developers and sponsors achieve their goals.

Paul also has significant experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial and residential real estate leasing transactions and lenders and borrowers in commercial mortgage, asset-based lending and commercial lending transactions.


Education & Admissions

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1996
  • College of the Holy Cross, A.B., cum laude with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
Admitted to Practice
  • New York

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Rockville Centre Fire Department (Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1), Volunteer Firefighter

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • State & Local Government Law Section
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • New York State Economic Development Council