Paul Leonard Cass

Attorney & Counselor
BA, JD, LLM



1208 47th Avenue
Sacramento, California 95831

Voice 916-635-0100
Fax 916-635-0121

Bar Affiliations:

State Bars of California, Georgia, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; Member of Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco and American Bar Associations

Experience

LAW OFFICES OF PAUL L. CASS, Sacramento, California
August 1992 - present
Private Practice: Practice encompasses commercial and construction litigation, real estate, labor, and corporate law. Jury trial and appellate experience. Court appointed arbitrator for Placer County Superior Court. Successful prosecution of commercial fraud and breach of contract action resulting in $3.2 million, 12-0 jury verdict for client against high profile developer. Contract work in areas of real estate, secured creditor and construction litigation for Rowley, Grace, Brentnall & Kraft, a well-established five-attorney firm in Loomis, and Law Offices of Gordon Bones, an estate planning firm in Sacramento. Of Counsel to Alliance Transnational Law Group, a ten-attorney firm concentrating in commercial, tax and transactional law with offices in Sacramento and Burbank.

Government: (May 1994 - February 1995) Attorney for U.S. Small Business Administration, area number 4 (Western 12 States, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam). Experience with business, home, and bridge loans, subordination agreements, refinancing, and all phases of SBA's disaster relief loan programs.

LAW OFFICES OF ARTHUR M. TRAUGH, Sacramento, California
June 1991 - August 1992
Associate: Responsible for all phases of banking and secured creditor litigation in high volume six-attorney firm. Primary area of practice encompassed lender liability litigation, including defense of Resolution Trust Corporation in borrower's $32 million claim against bank. Prosecuted matters in telecommunications and construction litigation, debt collection practice, property and corporate law.

WALKER, MORRIS, SCOTT & TURNBULL, England
October 1990 - December 1990
Visiting Attorney: Participated in regulatory, receivership, corporate and securities law.

THOMPSON MANN & HUTSON, Greenville, South Carolina
October 1989 - July 1990 (Dissolution of Firm, October 1992)
Associate: Defense work in matters involving labor management and environmental law in Greenville, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. offices of prominent twenty-seven-attorney firm. Practice included employee handbooks, regulatory and substance abuse law.

WALKER, CARLYLE, SANDRIDGE & RICE, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
May 1988 - September 1988
Clerk: Primary area of work in corporate and regulatory law for large commercial firm.

Education

McGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, Sacramento, California and Salzburg, Austria
Master of Laws, (LL.M), Transnational Business Practice, May 1991
GPA 3.26, Class Rank 11/46
- Trained in areas of transnational litigation, arbitration, intellectual property, international corporate law, financing U.S. investment abroad, joint venture agreements, and taxation.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, South Carolina
Juris Doctor, (J.D.), May 1989
GPA 3.07, Class Rank 66/236
- member Phi Delta Phi (Calhoun Inn, Magister) 1986-1989

TULANE UNIVERSITY, Thessalaniki and Rhodes, Greece
July 1987 - July 1987
- Studied under U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

FURMAN UNIVERSITY, Greenville, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.), May 1986
- Major - Political Science
- Honors - summa cum laude, Phi Betta Cappa, Henry P. Jones Political Science Medal. Received various debate awards relative to studies in Washington, D.C., and overseas. Recognition for studies in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
- Served as law-clerk and legal research assistant for two years in four-attorney plaintiff's law firm in Greenville, South Carolina, Christian, Moorehead & Davis.

Interests

Community charities, antique automobile restoration, golf, travel, horseback riding, and scuba diving. Extensive travel in North, South and Central America, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


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