Paul owns and operates several NYC nightlife venues and restaurants in Manhattan. He co-chairs the licensing committee for the Manhattan Community Board 4. As President of the New York Nightlife Association, Paul helped create the Nightlife Best Practices Guidelines in conjunction with the NYPD. In 2012, after serving as President of the New York Nightlife Association, Paul became a founding trustee of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, a New York City-based trade association and lobbying organization that represents bars, cafes, lounges, nightclubs and destination hotels. In 2009, Paul helped create the Nightlife Preservation Community, which mobilized employees, patrons and businesses.