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Paul Aronowitz


Paul brings a wealth of professional expertise and a passion for community good to the PCF Board of Directors.


Paul is the founding shareholder of the law firm Aronowitz Skidmore Lyon, located in Auburn, California. While his firm’s primary areas of practice are business, real estate and construction law, handling both transactional and litigation aspects of each, Paul has also provided extensive estate planning services for clients in the region. It was in this capacity that he referred clients to Placer Community Foundation, to plan and manage those clients’ charitable wishes.


Paul, who is semi-retired, limits his practice today to non-litigation work exclusively with the emphasis on business and real transactions, and estate planning.


During his years as an attorney, Paul has been involved in numerous multi-million-dollar business acquisitions, sales, and financing transactions, including single transactions in excess of 175 million dollars. In recent years he has been involved in numerous transactions involving the sale or acquisition of professional service businesses largely in engineering and related services.

Besides being engaged in the practice of law, Paul is an active member and principal of several Auburn area real estate development and ownership entities. Those entities own collectively over 150,000 square feet of office and commercial properties in the City of Auburn.


Over the years Paul has served on several Boards of Directors for both profit and nonprofit entities. Those include the Auburn Faith Community Hospital Foundation and the LIFT Foundation. Mr. Aronowitz was also a member of the Placer High School Charter Council while Placer High School was a charter school. He has also served on several committees for both private and public entities, including Placer Union High School District Budget Committee. 


Prior to his current service on the Board of Directors for Placer Community Foundation, Paul served on the Finance Committee where he oversaw the investment of the Foundation’s growing charitable assets. He continues to serve on this committee as well as contribute to the Foundation’s strategic goals to grow philanthropic resources for the greater community. 


Paul and his wife of 50 years, Diane, have two sons who were raised in Auburn. Paul’s interests include travel, cooking, bicycle riding and snow skiing. 

Paul Aronowitz
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