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David I. Paulson

Jones Day

San Francisco, CA, USA

David Paulson is a partner in the San Francisco office of Jones Day.  His practice centers around the representation of commercial lenders in intricate real estate finance transactions and the resolution of problem loans.  He has significant experience representing lenders with respect to construction, permanent, shared appreciation, and other secured and unsecured financings and in the participation and syndication of loans, particularly for hotel properties, golf resorts, and shopping malls.

David’s areas of special focus include REIT finance; hospitality finance; homebuilder lines of credit; senior housing; note purchases and sales; and mezzanine, A/B, and other forms of subordinated financing.  Additionally, a significant portion of his time is spent working out troubled credits.

Clients for which David regularly works on substantial financing matters include Bank of America, BBVA/Compass Bank, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, KeyBank, PNC Bank, US Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.

David helps coordinate Jones Day’s Real Estate Finance practice and frequently presents seminars and trainings for financial institution clients on all aspects of real estate financing and workouts.


  • University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 1997; Executive Technology Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review; Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review)
  • Cornell University (B.A. in Government with distinction 1990)
David I. Paulson is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Real Estate Financing Overview (July 20, 2017) - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Mortgage Financing - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mortgage Financing - Mortgage Financing, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Mortgage Financing - Mortgage Financing, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Friday, November 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA

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