Paul W Lee

Paul W. Lee

Retired Partner
Paul W. Lee
+1 617 570 1590

Paul Lee is a retired partner in the firm’s Business Law Department, concentrates on corporate and securities law and representing high technology and financial services companies. Mr. Lee advises boards of directors and represents large and small public and privately held companies in connection with business, securities, governance and transactional matters. He also advises high technology ventures regarding their organization, seed and venture capital financings, IPOs and licensing issues. Mr. Lee also works on the formation of venture capital funds.

Mr. Lee has served as chair of Goodwin’s Business Law Department and as a member of several firm committees, including the Associate Compensation and Legal Personnel Supervision Committees.


Mr. Lee has an active securities practice, representing issuers of debt and equity securities in public offerings, as well as underwriters in such transactions. He has also represented clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments by large industrial corporations. Mr. Lee’s clients include Analysis Group, Inc., Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., Washington Trust Bancorp, Kinkisharyo International LLC, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and numerous start-up companies.

Professional Activities

Mr. Lee currently serves on the Nominating Committee and Standing Committee on Membership of the American Bar Association and previously served a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. Mr. Lee also served as a member of the ABA Governance Commission and Executive Director Search Committee. He is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. Mr. Lee was a recipient of the 2007 Spirit of Excellence Award by the ABA Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession. He also serves as a board member of the Asian American Justice Center, Massachusetts Asian American Commission, Boston Conference for Community and Justice, Asian Community Development Corporation and Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.




Cornell Law School

(cum laude)


Columbia University



  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Lee has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law 2022-2023.

Mr. Lee has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers.


Mr. Lee was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal at Cornell Law School.