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Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

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Paul E. Fisher is a real estate attorney, partner of Fisher Cohen Waldman Shapiro, LLP, and a principal with the investment banking/consulting firm of S-K Partners, Ltd. He is also a member of The Heartland Instiute Board of Directors.

Paul E. Fisher is a real estate attorney, partner of Fisher Cohen Waldman Shapiro, LLP, and a principal with the investment banking/consulting firm of S-K Partners, Ltd., which specializes in debt restructure, capitalization and recapitalization of real estate transactions and businesses (real estate and others), the sale and purchase of debt, and asset protection. He worked as senior counsel to The First National Bank of Chicago and as a partner with Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe and McGuire Woods LLP. He has served on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Legal Foundation since 1997 and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute from 2001 to 2012, and rejoined the board in 2018.

He focuses his practice primarily in real estate development, construction and mezzanine financing, capitalization and restructuring of real estate investments and workouts. His publications include "Illinois Real Estate Forms," Aspen Publications, 1995; "Takings: Winner, Losers & Markets in Eminent Domain," Lincoln Legal Foundation, 1997; "Real Estate Workouts & Turnarounds," Prentice Hall Law & Business Publications, 1993; "What Kelo Means in Illinois," Heartland Perspective, June 2005; and "Supreme Court OKs Expansion of Takings Power," Environment & Climate News, 2005. He writes a monthly column on legal matters for the Midwest Real Estate News.

Fisher received a B.A. in economics from Rockford College and a juris doctorate degree from University of Michigan Law, where he graduated cum laude.

Recent Articles and Publications

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December 11, 2012
By Richard Vedder, Robert Genetski, Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), Paul Fisher, Peter Ferrara, S.T. Karnick, Clifford Thies
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pledged to sign a bill as early as today that would make Michigan the 24th “right-to-work” state in the country. Among other things, the new law would end the requirement that workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
June 28, 2012
By Peter Ferrara, Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), Benjamin Domenech, Kendall Antekeier, John Nothdurft, Greg Scandlen, Paul Fisher, S.T. Karnick, John Dale Dunn, Steve Stanek
The United States Supreme Court today upheld most provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, including the individual mandate.
December 12, 2011
By James L. Johnston, Paul Fisher
The story about the failure of Enron by Phil Rosenthal that appeared in the Chicago Tribune on December 4, 2011 missed out on several interesting points in law and economics.

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