Paul Churchill

Member / Managing Member, San Francisco Office vCard


  • University of California - Berkeley (JD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (BS)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Paul is Managing Member of the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on acquisition, development, leasing, disposition, secured financing, restructuring work, and other real estate matters. He has also served as counsel to pension fund advisors, financial institutions, and developers in connection with origination and restructuring of loans secured by real estate.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Paul served as chair of the San Francisco office of an international law firm.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a developer of office and R&D facilities in connection with the acquisition and/or development of over five million square feet of rentable office/R&D space in Santa Clara county
  • Represented two separate development joint ventures developing in the aggregate approximately three million square feet of space in Santa Clara County
  • Represented a real estate investment bank specializing in often unique real estate solutions for its corporate tenants
  • Represented a developer specializing in leasing to biotechnology companies
  • Developed standard form leases for one of San Francisco's premier high-rise mixed use projects and for numerous Silicon Valley office and industrial buildings

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2007 – 2018) 
  • Included on the San Francisco, California Super Lawyers list (2004 – 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, University Library Advisory Board, University of California, Berkeley
  • Member, Policy Advisory Board, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Member, American Bar Association and Real Property Section
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association and Real Property Section