Paul Franke brings 25 years of sophisticated real estate transactional and commercial finance experience to every matter he handles for his clients. In his varied practice, he serves owners and developers of commercial real estate, affordable housing, and financial institutions.

Paul truly enjoys his work. He finds structuring deals to be intellectually stimulating and rewarding. His most challenging deals are in the affordable housing arena, which often involve multiple ownership structures and several layers of debt financing.

Paul has represented clients involved in some of the highest profile Denver-based estate developments in recent years, including the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District, the owner of Coors Field, The Castle Rock Factory Outlets in Castle Rock, Colo., and The Landmark, a 250-unit luxury residential and mixed-used real estate development in Greenwood Village, Colo.

Paul represents banks and other financial institutions in the documentation and closing of commercial real estate loans and asset-based financings, including equipment leasing and accounts receivable and inventory financing. He also counsels receivers, buyers, and sellers of real estate loan portfolios, loan participants, and lead banks, as well as servicers of syndicated lending arrangements and structured financings.

He has documented and closed approximately 200 fractional interest aircraft lease and loan transactions in the Netjets fractional share corporate jet ownership program.


  • Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2011, 2012


  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Real Estate and Titles Section
  • The Denver Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Colorado Housing Partnership
  • Colorado Preservation, Inc.
    • Board of Directors