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Paul K. Kovachev

Paul Kovachev is a member of the Real Estate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. His previous experience includes handling transaction finance work, such as aviation and equipment, acquisition, and project finance. Paul has experience with structured finance and EETCs offerings secured by aircraft, finance leases, sale leasebacks of new aircraft deliveries, and PDP financings. Paul has also administered trusts for high-net-worth individuals.



  • Part-Time Law Clerk, Judges Melissa Crane and Lisa Sokoloff, New York State Supreme Court, 2017
  • Audit Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young LLP, Assurance Asset Management, 2007-2015
  • Chief Financial and Compliance Officer, S3 Capital Partners/Spruce Capital Partners, 2015-2017
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – NY & IL

Recognition & Leadership

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Award, 2006
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, 2018-Present
    • Member & Secretary, Structured Finance Committee, 2018-Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Employment Law Unit, 2018-Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group, Mobile Legal Help Center and Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York, 2015-2019
  • Volunteer Attorney, New York State Office of the Attorney General, Economic Justice Division, 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Services NYC, NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project, 2015-2016
  • Member, Ripple Effect Artists, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-2016
  • Court Liaison, Courtroom Advocates Project, Sanctuary for Families, 2015
  • Mentor & Venture Capital Fund Raiser for Start-Ups, Business Mentor NY, 2015


  • LL.M., Securities & Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
  • J.D., New York Law School, 2016
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Marquette University, 2007
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Bulgarian, Native
  • German, Conversational
  • Russian, Conversational