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Paul K. Kovachev

Paul Kovachev is an associate in the Real Estate Operations Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. A licensed certified public accountant and former audit manager for two of the Big Four accounting firms, Paul offers clients a well-rounded understanding of finance, commercial litigation, restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Paul focuses his practice on reparenting New York and national real estate owners, managers and developers in all manner of disputes and litigations arising out of the ownership and operation of commercial real estate. Paul also has wide ranging experience with transactional finance work such as real estate and other asset acquisitions, project finance, structured finance and offerings, finance leases, sales and leasebacks. Paul has also administered trusts for high-net-worth individuals.

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Languages
  • Bulgarian, Native
  • German, Conversational
  • Russian, Conversational