Paul Rubell

Partner at
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP

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Paul has been practicing corporate and technology law since he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. Paul’s professional focus is to help his clients identify and achieve their personal and business objectives. Clients value his advice because of his deep understanding of the law and its impact on their businesses; they value Paul’s judgment because of his experience and ethics.

Paul provides day-to-day legal and business counsel, contract review, negotiations and strategic planning for established and emerging companies. He renders sophisticated advice relating to liquidity transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending and finance including commercial real estate, corporate governance, private equity, private placements, angel and venture capital investments, IPO’s, regulatory matters, and stock options and incentives. Paul’s extensive experience includes partnership agreements, shareholder disputes, shareholder derivative proceedings, and not-for-profit entities.

Paul is a national leader in the fields of technology and privacy law. He advises operating companies and technology providers alike about disruptive technologies involving intellectual property, software development and licensing, social media law including contests, site infringement and ownership, domestic and international privacy law relating to health care, financial services and education, cloud computing, and cutting-edge legal and technological innovation such as cybersecurity, 3d printing, robotics, encryption, space exploration. His experience with Internet law runs the gamut from domain name disputes, open source software licensing, take-down notices, copyright infringement, cyberliability insurance and e-commerce.

Paul is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro College Law Center, where he teaches intellectual property law and digital copyright law.

Paul is a member of the National Board of Directors of AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals). He is a frequent speaker at AITP events about emerging technology, privacy and social media law.

Paul is currently Treasurer and General Counsel of Social Media Association, and formerly was its President.

He lectures extensively about business law, corporate governance, and technology law to national trade, professional, and university venues. Paul’s writings have been published frequently in the New York Law Journal and other important periodicals. He has been interviewed about legal topics by CBS-TV, National Public Radio, New York Times, Associated Press, Long Island Business News, Newsday, and the national press.

Paul is a founding member of Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence for Wireless and Internet Technologies (CEWIT). He is a founding member of the Executive Committee of Touro College Law Center’s Institute for Business, Law and Technology.

Paul has held important leadership positions in the Nassau County Bar Association, having chaired its Corporation Law Committee, Securities Law Committee, and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

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