Paul W. Zeller

T: (973) 997-0313

F: (251) 665-9089

E: paul.zeller@fisherbroyles.com

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New York Office

Large Firm Experience:

  • Debevoise & Plimpton-New York, NY

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • New York

In-House Experience:

An AV rated New York attorney (by Martindale-Hubbell®) with over 35 years of general corporate experience, including acting as a liaison among regulators, directors, board committees, and management.  Mr. Zeller served in several senior executive positions at Reliance Group Holdings Inc., including President and CEO, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Reliance Insurance Company.

Education:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD 1972, Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, BA 1969, Dean’s List

Acquisitions and dispositions of companies and/or assets in the following industries: life, title and property/casualty insurance; consulting; energy; hospitality; media; and real estate.  Bankruptcies and restructurings in the following industries: airline; automotive; gaming; oil; media; retail; and sugar.  Securities law compliance under the 1933 and 1934 Acts, including: public and private offering of equity and debt; and tender offer, annual report and proxy disclosure obligations.  General corporate matters including: shareholder, Board and committee meetings; contract negotiations; employment, retention, licensing and joint venture agreements; and equipment and office leasing.

SERVED ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING THEN PUBLICLY-TRADED COMPANIES:

  • Empire Gas Corporation, 1986-1992
  • ET Railcar Corporation, 1986-1987
  • Brandywine Realty Trust, 1994-1995

ADMISSIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

State of New York, 1973; State of Alabama, 2007; Southern District of New York, 1974, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1974, Bar Association of the City of New York, 1973; and American Bar Association, 2007

January 2013 Employment Law Newsletter (National)