Paul R. Franke III

Paul R. Franke III

Fennemore, P.C.

Recognized since 2021

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Real Estate

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For the past 30 years, Paul has been assisting clients in finding practical solutions to complex financial problems. As a trial attorney, Paul’s practice has centered on financial litigation, representing businesses struggling with 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. He serves as lead counsel in cases filed across 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 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.

Paul is a Vice President and sits on the Executive Committee of Ally Law, a highly selective consortium of business law firms located around the world. His international work has involved multinational litigation involving the financing and procurement of certain corporate assets in Eastern Europe. Additionally, Paul has represented global corporations on claims arising in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and South America.

Contact & Links
  • 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 2400
    Denver, CO 80203
  • English
  • Willamette University, J.D., graduated 1982
  • University of New Mexico, B.A., graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 1982
  • Ally Law - First Vice President and Executive Committee Member
  • Colorado Bar Association - Member
  • Colorado Homeownership Coalition - Board of Directors
  • Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association - Associate Member and General Counsel
  • Mile High United Way - Executive Committee Past Chair of the Board of Trustees, Past Chair of Safety Net
  • SeedCo, Inc. - Board of Directors

Fennemore, P.C.
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

39 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation: Local Litigation Star - General Commercial Litigation, 2020 - 2021; Real Estate Litigation, 2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyer: Business Litigation, 2018 - 2021
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent™ (highest)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent™ (highest) - Judicial Edition
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance

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