Paul is an experienced attorney practicing the areas of association law, commercial and civil litigation. He began practicing law in 2008, leading the collection department at a community association law firm. He later founded his own firm, honing and refining his skills in community association and real estate law, helping draft, interpret, preserve, and enforce restrictive covenants and, when needed, worked with Homeowners Associations (HOAs) on litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters. Paul has also authored several articles concerning community association-related legal issues.

He earned his J.D. degree from FAMU School of Law. He holds a B.A. degree from Florida State


In his free time, you can find him spending time with family, attending his kids’ youth soccer games, or traveling.


  • State of Florida


  • J.D, Famu School of Law

    • Law Review, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

  • B.A., Florida State University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, The Florida Bar

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association

  • Member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

  • Member, Condominium and Planned Development Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

News & Insights

Stamp, pen, and document that is past due

New Delinquency Notice Requirements and Collection Delays for Community Associations

By Matt Firestone & Paul Hinckley | July 14, 2021

Learn More
FOR RENT sign in the front yard of a home

Restricting the Restrictions: New HOA Rental Restrictions in Florida Statutes

By Matt Firestone & Paul Hinckley | June 22, 2021

Learn More