Paul T. Kaplun

Kaplun Paul

Paul Kaplun is a corporate attorney who advises and represents clients in connection with corporate, securities, and business transactions and related planning matters. Paul’s clients include middle-market and emerging companies, investors, senior executives, and high-net-worth individuals and their families in a variety of financial transactions, including day-to-day corporate, tax, and business matters. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) whose broad experience with, and exposure to, a range of business matters enable him to partner with clients and their professional advisors in all aspects of a transaction, helping them achieve their business objectives in a focused, integrated, and practical manner.

Paul advises and represents clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on contracting and specialty trades, healthcare, government contracting, and professional services. The matters for which he is responsible include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • Recapitalizations
  • Restructurings
  • Succession planning
  • Management buyouts
  • Equity and debt financings
  • Choice of entity
  • Governance
  • Business disputes

Paul served for nearly six years as a member of Venable’s Executive Committee and as co-chair of our Business Division, where he oversaw eight practice groups and approximately 160 attorneys and other professionals.


Representative Matters

  • Represented the management team of a mechanical contracting company in the acquisition of the company’s equity from its private equity majority owner
  • Represented the owner of a prominent locally based publishing company in the sale of the company to two large private equity firms
  • Represented a family-owned and -managed veterinary dermatological products company that maintained distribution channels throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia in connection with the sale of its equity interests in a strategic acquisition by a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom
  • Represented a home infusion company in a sale of its equity to a private equity firm
  • Serve as general corporate and business counsel to a number of general contracting, mechanical, and specialty trade companies, including ownership succession planning transactions involving management and/or family members
  • Served as corporate and tax counsel to a company in the restructuring of its equity in connection with the acquisition of the stock owned by its founder and its senior management, including a leveraged buyout that resulted in 100% stock ownership by an employee stock ownership plan
  • Served as outside counsel to a medical device company in connection with the structuring and implementation of three rounds of equity financing, corporate governance matters, and equity-based compensation plans, and oversaw government contract and regulatory matters
  • Structured and implemented investments with respect to management service organizations




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 1984
  • B.S.B.A. magna cum laude Georgetown University 1978

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section and Business Law Section; former subcommittee chair
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former adjunct professor, business planning, Georgetown University Law Center


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated



  • Member, board of directors, Shepherd’s Table, Inc.
  • Former member, board of directors of Holy Cross Health; former vice chair, treasurer, and committee chair
  • Former chairman and board member, Holy Cross Health Foundation
  • Former board member, Children’s Chorus of Washington
  • Former member, alumni association board, Chaminade High School in New York; former president, Washington-Baltimore alumni chapter
  • Member, alumni admissions program, Georgetown University
  • Former member, board of governors, Georgetown University