Paul Oliver Eisler, J.D.
Paul Oliver Eisler is an attorney who, for nearly a decade, has advised major stakeholders in American infrastructure on legal and public policy issues. His areas of knowledge include business law, project finance law, administrative law, state and federal constitutional law, tax and inheritance law, and economic policy.
As a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars, he has handled the personal legal affairs of high net worth clients with complex investments, as well as those of fellow jurists. As an attorney-mediator, he has helped individuals and corporate clients resolve disputes to conserve resources and maintain productive relationships.
Paul’s pro bono work includes advising Olympic athletes about how to establish a successful nonprofit presence in the State of Maryland and corresponding with various federal government agencies on their behalf. He has also helped businesses in historically underserved areas meet their legal needs affordably. Below, you will find details about Paul's legal career and qualifications:
INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT
Paul began his legal career at the United States Telecom Association, a trade association with more than 120 years of history in American public affairs whose present-day members include AT&T, Verizon, and other major communications providers, as well as local cooperatives. Member company services include phone, Internet, cable television, and innovative technologies.
As a consultant for the Law and Policy Department, Paul developed cost estimation models for the Connect America Fund, which extends high-speed Internet to millions of Americans who would otherwise lack access to, and therefore participation in, the growing digital economy. Expanding the online marketplace is expected to create thousands of new U.S. jobs and create a more just society.
Paul is an experienced advisor on pioneering legal issues involving the security of the digital economy. He has given private lectures to industry insiders about efforts to secure critical U.S. infrastructure, including financial services, from accidental and intentional service disruptions.
His opinions have informed the public records of the Federal Communications Commission and shaped industry responses to other government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and state-level agencies such as the New York Public Service Commission.
Moreover, Paul’s research on legal issues involving civil liberties was instrumental in enhancing private sector understanding of legislative reforms supported by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Tax Reform.
Paul has been hired by organizations across a variety of sectors. He has led studies on the governance and operations of public-private partnerships in the communications, financial services, energy, healthcare, and information technology industries.
Since becoming licensed in D.C. and Maryland, Paul has offered legal services to people from many different walks of life, including fellow jurists and public affairs professionals.
As a solo practitioner, he has represented a $12.5 million real estate development partnership. He has also helped owners of investment properties self-manage and control their investments.
The total value of estates he has planned exceeds $30 million. He has substantial experience planning estates that include high value commodities and items of historical value.
He has helped accomplished athletes organize public sporting events featuring Team USA members and Junior Olympic medalists.
He also has experience helping athletes on an individual basis, discussing matters ranging from their closely held businesses to their long-term career plans, publicity rights, and personal finances.
Paul has helped charitable organizations correspond with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (MD SDAT) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to secure tax-exempt status.
Additionally, he has corresponded with U.S. State Department officials on the behalf of preeminent athletes with distinguished careers in a bid to secure federal funding for a charitable sports program.
On countless occasions, he has given free advice to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startup companies that cannot afford to hire a lawyer.
He has helped businesses get started with the most advantageous frameworks for liability and tax purposes.
Moreover, he has helped pro se litigants understand the law and negotiate fair settlement agreements.
CREDENTIALS & ASSOCIATIONS
Paul was a legal research fellow of his alma mater, American University Washington College of Law, where he began studying law at the early age of twenty and was the youngest J.D. graduate of the 2012 class. His fellowship focused on economic policy and commerce. He is an alumnus of the American University Law Review, a top-50 U.S. law journal, and he was an editor of the Arbitration Brief, as well as a faculty senate representative.
Paul has consistently remained a member in good standing with the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. He has voluntarily joined numerous professional organizations for attorneys, including the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the Federal Communications Bar Association, and the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
Paul is a magna cum laude graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he was Chief Justice of the Student Court and earned a Bachelor of Humanities in just three years with a major in English. He was also a graduate of the honors program and wrote his thesis on themes of law and justice in classic American literature.
He was one of the youngest attorneys in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland area when he began his career.