Paul Michalski became involved with the New Canaan Society in October 2003 when his marriage hit a wall (and nearly ended in divorce).
Paul has been leading NCS New Canaan (the founding Chapter of NCS) since September 2007, and serves as a Director and the Vice President and Corporate Secretary of NCS. He also serves as Chairman of the Benjamin Franklin House Foundation, as a Director of the New England Prayer Center and the New York Law Institute and as a member of the Young Life Committee for Darien/Rowayton.
Paul graduated from Harvard College in 1983 and Harvard Law School in 1986. He was an attorney in the corporate department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for over 22 years, joining Cravath in 1986 and becoming a partner in 1994. From 1996 through 2000, Paul was resident in the firm’s London office.
Paul took a leave of absence from October 2008 to June 2009 to help NCS in its transition from a regional to a national organization and realized that he was meant to begin a new chapter in his life. While continuing to work with NCS and other non-profits, Paul tries daily to “show up”, be “faithfully present”, love Lisa and the kids, and listen.
Purely through the grace of God, he and his wife Lisa are together in Darien, CT with their children, James and Annie.