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Moye White
November 25, 2017

Paul R. Franke, III

Chair, Trial Section

For the past 30 years, Paul has been assisting clients in finding solutions to complex financial problems. As a trial attorney, Paul’s practice has centered on complex financial litigation, representing businesses struggling with financial problems arising from conventional financing and issues impacting the capital structure of the company. By doing so, he has been involved in commercial and contractual disputes, as well as banking and real estate cases, where he has represented a variety of commercial clients including corporations, insurance companies, savings banks, commercial and national banks, mortgage companies, limited liability companies and partnerships. His representations have included corporate disputes involving purchase and sale issues, ‘claw-back’ provisions, as well as standard contractual disputes including seeking collection of amounts due and owing under various commercial contracts. His expertise in understanding contractual disputes and handling cases involving claims for breach of contract, in a manner which keeps the value of the contract intact, has led Paul to become national counsel for a Fortune 100 Company in the Denver area. He serves as lead counsel in cases filed around the country for this client.

Paul’s expertise in financial litigation has resulted in his involvement in cases by and against lenders both conventional and unconventional, seeking repayment or for breach of various loan covenants. He has also been lead counsel on unique cases including a claim against the Federal Government for breach of contract arising from legislation which vitiated contracts by and between the government and various private entities. He was also involved in multinational litigation involving the financing and procurement of certain corporate assets in Eastern Europe.

  • Panelist, "Growing Your Firm Through Small Practice Acquisitions," International Alliance of Law Firms Annual General Meeting, May 2014
  • Presenter, "The New Proposed RESPA Rules," Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association, September 2002
  • Presenter, "Managing Defaults in Security Pools," International Asset Securitization and Other Financing Tools, Salzburg, Austria, October 1999



Areas of concentration

Financial litigation
Commercial disputes
Contract disputes
Real estate

Education and credentials

Willamette University College 
  of Law, J.D., Associate
  Editor, Willamette 
  University Law Review

University of New Mexico,
  B.A., Journalism


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Mortgage Lenders
  Association, Associate
  Member and
  General Counsel
Mortgage Bankers Association
  of America
Colorado Bankers Association
Independent Bankers
  of Colorado
Mile High United Way,
  Executive Committee, Past
  Chair of the Board of
  Trustees, Past Chair of Safety
  Net Leadership Council
Co-chair, Litigation Special
  Interest Group, International
  Alliance of Law Firms
SeedCo Financial Services, Inc.,
  Board of Directors, Chair
  of Advisory Committee
Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre
  Foundation, Board Member
Denver International Airport
  Business Partnership,
  Past Chair
Foundation for North American
  Wild Sheep, General Counsel