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Doug Paul

Doug Paul is a partner at Reitz, Paul & Shorr where his 25 years of practice is focused in civil and general business law litigation and transactions, consumer law and personal injury.  Mr. Paul’s law practice is primarily in Northeast Ohio, but has spanned throughout the entire state, as well as surrounding states on a pro hac vice capacity.  Doug is licensed in all levels of Ohio State Courts, the U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.


Doug Paul represents clients in a variety of civil litigation, involving contract disputes, non-competition/post employment restriction, anti-solicitation disputes, and regulatory and enforcement.  He regularly litigates partnership, Limited Liabilities Company, corporate premises liability, real estate, lease dispute and employment issues.  Mr. Paul’s business and corporate practice includes preparing a wide variety of agreements, such as asset purchase agreements, service contracts, licensing documents, consulting and royalty agreements, stock purchase agreements, buy-sell, shareholder or member contracts, confidentiality and trade secrets, residential and commercial leases, and entity administration and governance documentation.


Much of Mr. Paul’s business law and related work begins with his background in business and the business entity selection followed by the preparation and maintenance of the business entity record book.  Contract analysis, drafting and negotiation are an essential part of running a business.  Mr. Paul also assists his individual and business clients with dispute resolution, and when necessary, trial.  Mr. Paul’s extensive experience in litigating these types of agreements naturally assists in document drafting.  Mr. Paul’s cost effective and creative approach to business issues and resolving disputes has served the interests of a wide range of clients including individuals and entities in the insurance, finance, lending, marketing, construction and development, real estate, manufacturing, restaurant, supply, medical and professional, and service industries, as well as common ownership residential and commercial associations. 


Doug resides in Solon with his wife and 2 children.  He spends his spare time with his family and spare energy in USSA Masters ski racing, water sports and triathlon.

Contact Doug at (330) 562-3156


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