Paul E. Schrier

Paul Schrier is a senior transactional partner and former office managing partner of Nixon Peabody LLP’s San Francisco Office. As the consummate “deal lawyer,” Paul advises clients on significant transactions spanning a diverse array of industries.

What do you focus on?

Deal lawyer

I do deals. These deals can be corporate mergers, including cross-border transactions; secured lending and other asset-based financings and sophisticated loan workouts; real estate acquisitions and dispositions of commercial, retail, industrial and hotel properties; and multifamily and commercial development projects, including ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions.

Outside general counsel

I also serve as outside general counsel for many of my clients. I work with clients to develop strategies for corporate growth, portfolio development and on ways to maximize their returns and minimize their risks. This attention to my clients involves teaming with NP colleagues from all of our offices and practices.

What do you see on the horizon?

We are seeing continued dynamism in the cross-border transactional area. U.S. assets are very attractive to foreign buyers and we will continue to see these buyers aggressively seeking out opportunities.


Paul E. Schrier


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8280

Fax: 866-741-1480

Santa Clara University, J.D.

Brown University, B.A.


As a member of the State Bar Association of California’s Real Estate Section, Mr. Schrier has been a speaker for continuing legal education seminars concerning real estate joint ventures and other equity participations. During 1992 through April 1994, he was a member of the Town of Tiburon Housing Committee, which is responsible for the formulation and implementation of Tiburon’s low and moderate income and senior housing policies. In May 1994, the Tiburon Town Council appointed Mr. Schrier to the Tiburon Planning Commission, where he served as chairman of the commission from 1996 to 1997.

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