Paul A. Thursam

Paul A. Thursam

Business Law & Commercial Transactions

Paul A. Thursam

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Paul Thursam is an equity shareholder in the firm’s Business Practice Group, and Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Thursam’s legal experience is broad and includes all matters of real estate financing and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leases, business disputes, conveyancing, and banking transactions. Mr. Thursam’s clients are typically landlords, small business owners, banks, and borrowers.

Since beginning his career in 2008, Mr. Thursam has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness magazine for 2012-2018, and as a SuperLawyer “Rising Star” for 2012-2019. In 2014, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected Mr. Thursam as an “Up and Coming Lawyer.” He was also selected for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s “Leadership Detroit” program and Crain’s Leadership Academy. He serves on the Board of Review for Grosse Pointe Shores; on the Board of Directors for the Wayne State Law School Alumni Association; and he is a past President of the Italian American Bar Association for Michigan. Mr. Thursam co-chaired two symposiums at U of D Mercy Law School and is published in the Michigan Real Property Law Section Journal. Mr. Thursam is “AV” Rated by Martindale Hubbell (4.9/5.0).

The firm’s summer clerk program is managed primarily by Mr. Thursam, who conducts interviews and makes recommendations to the firm’s hiring committee. Law students are encouraged to contact Mr. Thursam directly for more information.

Mr. Thursam is a graduate of the Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, he was awarded numerous Class and University Honors, including the William J. Branstrom Prize for academics. Later, he received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State Law School, where he was Assistant Editor of the Wayne Law Review.

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EXPERIENCE

Mr. Paul Thursam is an equity shareholder in the firm’s Business Practice Group, and Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Thursam’s legal experience is broad and includes all matters of real estate financing and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leases, business disputes, conveyancing, and banking transactions. Mr. Thursam’s clients are typically landlords, small business owners, banks, and borrowers.

Since beginning his career in 2008, Mr. Thursam has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness magazine for 2012-2018, and as a SuperLawyer “Rising Star” for 2012-2019. In 2014, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected Mr. Thursam as an “Up and Coming Lawyer.” He was also selected for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s “Leadership Detroit” program and Crain’s Leadership Academy. He serves on the Board of Review for Grosse Pointe Shores; on the Board of Directors for the Wayne State Law School Alumni Association; and he is a past President of the Italian American Bar Association for Michigan. Mr. Thursam co-chaired two symposiums at U of D Mercy Law School and is published in the Michigan Real Property Law Section Journal. Mr. Thursam is “AV” Rated by Martindale Hubbell (4.9/5.0).

The firm’s summer clerk program is managed primarily by Mr. Thursam, who conducts interviews and makes recommendations to the firm’s hiring committee. Law students are encouraged to contact Mr. Thursam directly for more information.

Mr. Thursam is a graduate of the Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, he was awarded numerous Class and University Honors, including the William J. Branstrom Prize for academics. Later, he received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State Law School, where he was Assistant Editor of the Wayne Law Review.

Practice Areas

•  Business Law & Commercial Transactions
• 
Real Estate
•  Mergers & Acquisitions
•  Banking and Finance

EDUCATION

•  University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, B.B.A., with distinction
•  Wayne State Law School, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan: 2008

Real Property law section
  • Summer Conference 2010: Urban Farming Roundtable, June, 2010
  • Co-Chair: Current Issues in Multi-Family Housing Law & Financing, June 3, 2010
  • Summer Conference 2011: Urban Farming Roundtable, July, 2011
Leadership

•  Co-Chair: Urban Farming Symposium, sponsored by UDM Law School (2012)
•  2011 Chairman, Troy Chamber of Commerce Business Referral Group IV
•  Serves on the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores Board of Review
•  Co-Chair: Urban Farming Symposium, sponsored by UDM Law School (2011)
•  Past President, Italian American Bar Association
•  Board of Directors, Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association

Memberships

•  State Bar of Michigan
•  Italian American Bar Association

Distinctions

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Peer Reviewed – 4.9/5.0

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rising star: 2012-2020

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top lawyers: 2012-2018

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Peer Reviewed – 4.9/5.0

rising star: 2012-2020

top lawyers: 2012-2018

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top attorney

  Crain’s Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class, 2017
•  Leadership Detroit, Class XXXVI
•  Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers 2014

ARTICLES

PUBLICATIONS

  Proposed Revisions to Section 67(3) of the Condominium Act
• Redevelopment, Reconfiguration, & Re-Sale of Failed Condominium Projects & Subdivisions

REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION

•  Summer Conference 2010: Urban Farming Roundtable, June, 2010
•  Co-Chair: Current Issues in Multi-Family Housing Law & Financing, June 3, 2010
•  Summer Conference 2011: Urban Farming Roundtable, July, 2011

News / blog

November 2015 Election Postmortem

This year, I had the honor and privilege of running for Grosse Pointe Shores City Council. I am a long-time resident of Grosse Pointe, and have always had a desire to service the community. Although exhausting, I enjoyed campaigning for the position – it permitted me...

Michigan’s Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption

10 million acres of agricultural land in Michigan contain 56,000 farms which produce $5.7 billion in products annually. These farms and other lands eligible for favorable treatment under certain legislation can take advantage of real property tax relief and transfer...

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