Paul Thanasides

Commercial Litigation
Complex Litigation
Trial Attorney
Business Litigation

Tampa Law Office

1228 E. 7th Ave. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33605


Paul Thanasides is a seasoned trial lawyer, having conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. Paul and his team of accomplished litigators represent both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes, groundbreaking commercial litigation throughout Florida and the United States. Paul and his complex litigation team have helped their defendant clients avoid more than $3 billion in claimed liabilities, as well as helped their plaintiff clients recover more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements.

Paul represents clients in a wide variety of complex case types, including but not limited to intellectual property such as trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights; antitrust; breach of contract; corporate governance; professional negligence; derivative claims; adversary proceedings in bankruptcy on behalf of creditors, debtors, and trustees; non-competes; class actions; and business torts such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference.

Paul also regularly represents other law firms and legal consulting organizations in their commercial litigation matters, a testament to his reputation for excellence in the legal community. Indeed, Paul has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016.

After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1996, Paul joined a large firm where he immediately began to develop his expertise in complex litigation, successfully defending class actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and threatening his clients’ survival.

Paul joined with Rich McIntyre to form McIntyre Thanasides in early 2007. McIntyre has since grown to more than 60 attorneys and staff, owing to the firm’s innovative business model, attractive platform for top-notch attorneys, and the excellent work of its lawyers and personnel. Paul is currently McIntyre’s general counsel, a member of the firm’s board of directors, and chair of the firm’s complex litigation division.


  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a $100+ million Title VI class action, upheld on appeal.
  • Lead counsel of a successful $200+ million class action against more than 10 defendants in the supplement industry across 7 states.
  • Successfully resolved breach of fiduciary duty claims that saved the client just under $1 billion in claimed liabilities.
  • Co-lead counsel in a 30-day complex breach of contract trial that ultimately culminated in a $20+ million settlement for the client.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing a $30+ million RICO claim.
  • Litigated more than 50 corporate governance disputes with over $1 billion at stake.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing a purported $300+ million antitrust class action.
  • Resolved a $50+ million breach of contract and fraud claim against the client for $150,000
  • Resolved a $10+ million trade secret, trademark, and copyright claim against the client for less than $100,000.
  • Obtained a $15+ million settlement for the client in a legal malpractice case.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing a $35+ million fraud claim.
  • Co-counsel for the plaintiff in a pending $400+ million trade secret litigation.
  • Resolved a $14+ million TCPA class action against the client for $75,000.
  • Lead counsel for the plaintiff in a pending $200+ million breach of contract claim.
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in a pending $30+ million tortious interference claim.
  • Represents 5 law firms in their commercial litigation matters.
  • Resolved a $7+ million adversary proceeding in bankruptcy against his client for $300,000.
  • Represents a 200-member legal and business consulting, auditing, accounting, trustee/receivership. and expert witness firm.
  • Successfully defended an $80+ million fraud claim resulting from an insurance company insolvency.
  • As general counsel for a startup software company, negotiated and secured angel investment to initial and mezzanine venture financing, as well as negotiated and papered contracts with large Internet and communication companies, celebrity entertainers, and their agents.
  • Outside general counsel for several dynamic and growing businesses, including software startups and retail medical services companies.
  • Litigated numerous attorneys’ fees disputes totaling $10+ million of fees at stake.
  • Evaluated, monitored, and litigated claims totaling $500+ million in aggregate claim value on behalf of the litigation fund.
  • Outside general counsel to a conglomerate of real estate holding entities, along with aviation, construction, music production, and music publishing companies.
  • General counsel for a group of 20+ radio stations and Internet properties.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


Columbia Law School, New York, New York
J.D. - 1996

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1993 | Major: Economics