Paul Shadle is a partner with the law firm of DLA Piper US LLP, and has practiced in the areas of general real estate, land use development and government affairs since 1996. Mr. Shadle has worked on a wide range of matters on behalf of owners, developers, investors, corporations, retailers and providers of debt and equity in connection with urban and suburban office, retail and mixed-use developments, school and other institutional uses, hotels, single-family and multi-family residential developments, medical uses, and entertainment projects. He has represented entrepreneurial and institutional clients in connection with entity formation, due diligence, annexation, zoning, acquisition and disposition, leasing, and private and public financing of real estate development projects. Mr. Shadle also has worked on matters involving the sale, purchase, exchange, financing and redevelopment of multi-family residential projects, with a focus on public-private partnerships funded through the low-income housing tax credit, mixed-finance and HOPE VI programs and with tax increment financing. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Shadle worked on a variety of urban economic development and planning matters as a land use planning and transportation analyst for EG&G Dynatrend and the U.S. Department of Transportation, and as a staff member for Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) and Congressman Patrick Williams (D-MT). He serves on the boards of the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, the Jane Addams Development Corporation and the Uptown Peoples Law Center, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute’s Chicago District Council. He is a graduate of Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park, Carleton College (B.A. in History, 1986), the Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P., 1991) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1996).