Paul Fisher

Senior Fellow, Legal Affairs

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.

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.