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E phoefer@robinsongray.com

P (803) 227-1134
Paul represents clients in all phases of creditor-debtor law and real estate-title litigation. He also represents clients in related commercial litigation, often defending financial, development, or construction claims. A partner on Robinson Gray’s Commercial Team and Business Litigation Team, his transactional and litigation experience offers a valuable perspective to clients seeking efficient resolutions.

Paul has regularly represented creditors in debt recovery matters, including workouts, foreclosure, bankruptcy, tax sales, asset research and recovery, and judgment collection. He has extensive experience advising clients on commercial loan and lease accounts and pursuing enforcement of promissory notes, guarantees, and security agreements, including recovery through successor liability and fraudulent transfer claims. In recent years, Paul has managed and advised a large financial client on a significant portfolio of problem commercial loans and judgments. He has also litigated and defended commercial and consumer claims made against financial institutions and mortgage servicers.

He also regularly defends insured lenders and property owners in complex title insurance claims, including easement and boundary issues, subrogation litigation, lien priority disputes, and other title curative measures.

Paul has been named a “Super Lawyer” Rising Star for Creditor-Debtor Rights every year since 2018 and named to “Best Lawyers in America” for 2021-2022 for his practice in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, and Real Estate Law. Paul is an active leader within the firm’s Meritas network, a global alliance of legal professionals across 184 law firms serving 247 business markets. He is a past Chairman of the Meritas Young Lawyer Advisory Board and currently serves as a designated Meritas member contact.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business, B.S. in Finance and Real Estate (2005)
  • John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court
  • The Kiwanis Club of Columbia
  • Meritas
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bankers Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
    • Litigation-Real Estate (2021-2022)
    • Real Estate Law (2021-2022)
  • Columbia Business Monthly Legal Elite of the Midlands
    • Banking and Finance (2018-2019)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer Rising Star
    • Creditor Debtor Rights (2018-2021)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
    • President’s Award (2015-2016)
    • Star of the Quarter (2009-2014)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce