In episode three of The Point, Duane interviews Paul Skalny, an Attorney and Managing Director at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, LLC. Paul discusses the effect that COVID-19 has had on the structure of businesses, including those looking to acquire new businesses and how those deals will look different moving forward in a time of crisis.
Paul’s practice is primarily devoted to representing entrepreneurs and investors, and serving as general counsel to businesses, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations. He counsels clients in all phases of their business life, from formation or acquisition; to planning, strategy and growth; to succession and exit planning; through sale and transition.
Clients frequently rely on Paul’s advice for a wide range of legal matters, including contract negotiations, commercial transactions, private stock and membership interest offerings, employment matters, protection of intellectual property, and disputes among business owners. He is particularly well versed in helping businesses, including family-owned companies, address the sensitive and often complex issues associated with business succession, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Paul works with land owners, developers and builders in a number of industry-specific issues and he oversees the firm’s affiliate real estate title company, Crossroads Title Group, LLC.
His clients consider him an integral part of their team of advisors and depend on him not only for their legal needs, but for his counsel on management, governance and strategic decisions.
Paul serves as the Managing Director of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC, a role that he considers critical not only to the growth and success of the firm, but one which allows him to ensure that the firm’s clients receive superior service and counsel.
Paul believes that supporting the various communities in which he, as well as the firm’s clients and employees, live, work and play is extremely important. He has a strong track record of involvement, often in leadership roles, in numerous business associations and non-profit organizations, particularly in the areas of business advocacy, economic development, technology, leadership development and health care. Amongst other roles, Paul currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Howard County General Hospital, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, he is a Director of the Howard Technology Council’s Advisory Board and of the Maryland Business for Responsive Government, and he serves as a Judge for Simulated Congressional Hearings at local elementary schools.
Paul lives in Ellicott City with his family, he loves to travel and enjoys spending time outdoors, and is always up for a good adventure.