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Paul J. Schwab, III
Partner

pschwab@azraelfranz.com
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Paul J. Schwab, III | Partner

Paul advises clients on legal matters related to estate and trust planning and administration, business formation, agreements and transactions and real estate contracts, leases, loans, purchases and sales. He has lectured on preserving family wealth, business planning, real estate law and opening and administering estates in wrongful death litigation. Paul is active in the Maryland and Baltimore County Bar Associations.

Paul is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore County Public Library, which has 19 branches in Baltimore County and provides vital educational and other services individuals, businesses and schools throughout the Baltimore area.

Paul is also Legal Counsel for and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF)  This Maryland nonprofit has awarded over $36,000,000.00 to local hospitals and researchers that are treating or seeking cures for childhood cancers. As Legal Counsel, Paul has drafted corporate policies and charter amendments, reviewed venue, artist and other agreements and worked with estates and trusts that have left gifts to CCF.

Paul previously was President of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and currently is a member of its Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee. He also provides legal guidance and services as requested by the Chamber’s officers. These services have included preparing and negotiating purchase and loan documents for the Chamber’s 2006 acquisition of its building and reviewing bank documents for its 2016 refinancing of the acquisition loan. Paul is also a past chair of the Towson Family YMCA's Board of Manager.

Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Lawrence University magna cum laude in 1979 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Duke University School of Law in 1982.

Paul was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1982, and to the U.S. District Court and the District of Maryland in 1983.

Articles that Paul has written include:

  • You Got Served: A Professional’s Response to a Subpoena
  • The Charitable Farmer: Helping an Admirable Client Accomplish his Goals
  • Wrongful Death and Survival Actions and Ways to Help Your Practice
  • MSBA 2012 Solo Day—Materials-Schwab
  • BCBA-Negligence Committee Seminar Materials--2-7-12
  • BCBA-Wrongful Death Materials for Estates and Trust Committee Seminar-Schwab-1-31-12