Paula Hobson Mercer is an attorney in the Real Estate Practice Group. Ms. Mercer's practice involves the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing, and development of commercial real estate projects. Ms. Mercer is experienced in representing landlords and tenants in leasing office and retail space, and buyers and sellers of commercial properties including, retail, industrial and office projects.

Ms. Mercer has represented national banks in closing loans secured by real estate, including a hotel construction loan for a project in Connecticut and a $67,000,000 loan for a commercial project in Florida. She has also represented lenders in modifications and work-outs of existing loans.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mercer was associated with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Southern California Law School, 1994

    • BA, University of California, Davis, 1988

  • Admissions

    • California

    • Massachusetts



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