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Paul Matecki

Of Counsel

With unique business and legal insights from his years as senior corporate counsel, including extensive experience in compliance and regulatory issues, Paul Matecki is a valuable resource to clients in the securities industry. 


  • Missouri
  • Florida


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 1981

B.A., Grinnell College, Economics, 1978


In representing clients in the securities and financial services industry, Paul Matecki draws on over three decades of experience as senior counsel to financial services firms. He has worked extensively in securities litigation and regulatory matters, as well as the myriad legal issues facing large corporations.

Paul previously served as general counsel for Raymond James Financial Inc., an $8 billion company. He led all legal and corporate governance functions for the public bank holding company. In more than 27 years with the company, his successes included:

  • Resolving numerous regulatory actions by the SEC, FINRA and all 50 states to significant advantage for the firm.
  • Trying and managing litigation matters to successful resolution.
  • Establishing a culture of compliance and risk reduction while strengthening the firm’s legal and business infrastructure.
  • Closing multiple M&A transactions, expanding the firm into one of the industry’s largest.

Paul has presented frequently at conferences hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and is a former member of SIFMA’s General Counsel Committee. In his former in-house counsel position, he also was an active member and speaker for the Association of Corporate Counsel. He also previously served on the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, NYSE Supervisors' Continuing Education Training Committee, and SIFMA Arbitration and State Regulation and Legislation Committees.

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, past member
  • SIFMA, past member of the General Counsel Committee
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, West Florida Chapter past president

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • General Counsel of the Year, Association of Corporate Counsel West Florida Chapter and Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2006-07


Representative Matters

  • Resolved regulatory actions by the SEC, FINRA and all 50 states with a fine equaling 10 percent of the original demand.
  • Trying and managing litigation matters to successful resolution.
  • Prevailed in the only NASD (now FINRA) enforcement action being overturned in 1997 by the SEC.
  • Negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement with the Departments of Justice and Commerce with a fine of less than 40 percent of the original demand.
  • Completed a $350 million secondary equity offering and two debt offerings totaling $650 million.

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