Mack Paul is a real estate attorney who focuses on zoning, land use, environmental permitting, public financing, and public policy. He specializes in obtaining regulatory approvals for large, mixed use developments and urban infill projects, negotiating public-private partnerships, and securing public financing for infrastructure to support development projects.
As a land use lawyer, Mr. Allen represents owners, developers, coalition groups and businesses in all types of development and infrastructure issues such as negotiating a joint agreement with a major city and conservancy to develop a destination park and utilizing innovative financing tools to fund structured parking in connection with a conference center and hotel in a resort town. In addition, Mack represents local governments, property owners and environmental groups on a variety of coastal issues involving fisheries, sea level rise, coastal development, and large infrastructure projects such as inlet relocations.
Mr. Allen is active with green building and smart growth initiatives. As a founding member of Triangle Growth Strategies and the Triangle Smart Growth Coalition, he works to bring together environmentalists and home builders on common growth principles. He has also been instrumental in helping develop guiding principles for the region’s future growth, including transportation plans.
Outside of the office, Mr. Allen has a passion for politics. He has participated in numerous political campaigns and political activities at the local and state level, including serving as chairman of the Wake County Democratic Party. His strengths: fundraising, coalition building, and advising on transportation and urban issues.