Paul R. Franke, III

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 was the 2021-2023 President 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.


  • J.D., Willamette University
    • Associate Editor, Willamette University Law Review
  • B.A., University of New Mexico

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.


  • America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star, General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation, 2021-2024
  • Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024
  • Best Lawyers®, Litigation – Real Estate, 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers®, Banking and Finance Law, 2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2018-2024
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™ (highest)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™ (highest) – Judicial Edition

Articles and Presentations

  • Author, “Stuck in the COVID-19 Backlog? Arbitration May Be Your Best Alternative,” ColoradoBiz, October 2020
  • Co-author, “Moye White Attorneys Assist in Supreme Court Case,” Firm Blog, July 2020
  • Moderator, “Getting Coloradoans Back to Work,” FIrm Webinar, May 2020
  • Panelist, “Collaborative Technology,” Ally Law Annual General Meeting, March 2019
  • Panelist, “Ally Law Best Practices,” Ally Law Annual General Meeting, March 2019
  • Moderator, “The Role of Outside Counsel in Risk Management,” Ally Law Annual General Meeting, May 2018
  • Keynote Host, “Global and Economic Considerations with Tony Blinken,” Ally Law Annual General Meeting, May 2017
  • Panelist, “Growing Your Firm Through Small Practice Acquisitions,” Ally Law (formerly 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


  • President, 2021-2023, Ally Law
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Homeownership Coalition
  • Associate Member and General Counsel, Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees, Past Chair of Safety Net, Mile High United Way
  • Former Board of Directors, SeedCo, Inc.


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