Paul J. Ayoub

Paul J. Ayoub

  • Chair

Paul J. Ayoub is a partner of the law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a member of the Real Estate and Finance Department as well as the Commercial Finance and Land Use Permitting and Development practice groups. He is also a member of the Nutter Charitable Advisors practice group that advises non-profit organizations.

Ayoub has 30 years of experience representing local and national lending institutions, as well as private lenders in construction, permanent and mezzanine loans throughout the country. He also has vast experience representing lenders in complex debt reorganizations.

In addition, Ayoub represents developers in the acquisition, sale, permitting, leasing and development of all property types. His practice encompasses, among other things, downtown office buildings, suburban office parks, hotels, health care institutions, retail complexes, industrial properties, apartment and condominium complexes, and not-for-profit uses.

Ayoub has been a member of the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors for 23 years and currently serves as Chair of the ALSAC Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Board of Directors, Ayoub has served as Vice Chair as well as Chair of the Audit, Finance, Governance and Legal Committees.

In addition, Ayoub is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association. He is a former co-chair of the Real Estate Finance and Workout/Foreclosure section of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Real Estate section.

Ayoub also is involved in leadership roles with several civic and charitable organizations in the Boston area including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where he is on the Board’s Executive Committee and serves as General Counsel and Secretary; the Boston Local Development Corporation; and the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Board of Incorporators of the Boston Local Development Corporation. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Ayoub worked in Massachusetts state government in various capacities, including as assistant press secretary to the governor.

He is a graduate of Brown University, magna cum laude and Boston College Law School where he was editor-in-chief of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.