Active NADC members.

Paul has over 40 years of experience in commercial litigation and business transactions. His litigation experience includes antitrust, business tort, contract, dealership, franchise, and intellectual property disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels throughout the United States.

Paul also has extensive experience in counseling clients on product distribution and other business issues, including drafting contracts, representing clients in business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and advising on business financing matters. He has specific experience in the automotive industry where he has often represented sellers and buyers in transfers of automotive and/​or truck dealerships.

Paul is one of the country’s leading authorities on automotive distribution and franchise issues and has written and spoken on many occasions to dealer and attorney groups on these issues. He has authored several amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts for the National Automobile Dealers Association and has served on panels for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section and before the Federal Trade Commission regarding automotive distribution issues.

Paul currently chairs the Boardman & Clark LLP Dealership Practice Group and is also a member of the firm’s Business, Litigation, and Emerging Companies Practice Groups.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits
  • Several United States District Courts

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2007-Present
    • Litigation - Antitrust, 2011-Present
    • Litigation - Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year" in Madison, 2017, 2024
  • Selected to The Wisconsin Super Lawyers® list, 2006-Present
  • AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

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Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Madison Symphony Orchestra, Board Member, 2015-Present
  • Madison Central Business Improvement District, Board Member, 2007-Present
  • Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund
    • Board Member, 1996-Present
    • President, 2008
  • Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
    • President, 2014
    • Board Member, 2008-2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Board of Governors
    • Board Chair, 2007-2008
    • Board Member, 2004-2008
  • Urban League of Greater Madison,
    • Board Member, 2005-2011
    • Executive Committee Member, 2005-2011
  • Madison Festival of the Lakes, Board Member, 1990-1993
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Business Section, Former Board Chair and Legal Assistance Committee Member
  • Dane County Bar Association, Former Delivery of Legal Services Committee Member
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Former President

Professional Memberships

  • The American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section and Franchising Forum
  • National Association of Dealer Council
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Section, Legal Assistance Committee
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Committee


  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 1973
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of South Dakota, 1967

Paul’s Select Writing & Presentations