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Paul M. Gaide

Attorney at Law

Law Offices of Paul M. Gaide

For over twenty-nine years Paul M. Gaide's practice has emphasized superior representation of clients in state and federal courts, and in transactions. Mr. Gaide's unique combination of education and vocational experiences in law, finance, insurance, tax, and accounting result in his family law clients receiving valuable insights and exceptional service.

In his career as an attorney, Mr. Gaide's clients have included individuals, sole proprietors, shareholders, partners, members of limited liability companies, corporations (local to national), banks (national and state), vulture funds, loan servicers, trustees, committees, governmental entities, regional health insurance providers, title companies, mortgage companies, and many more.

Prior to opening his own firm, Mr. Gaide practiced law with the multi-national Am Law 100 firm of Edwards & Angell, LLP (n/k/a Locke Lord, LLP), and the then third-largest law firm in Connecticut, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin (dissolved).

Mr. Gaide brings a wealth of litigation and transactional experience representing individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters, a sampling of which follows:

Family Law - Litigations and Mediations Cases have included the following types of issues:

  • Parental Abduction - child recovered

  • Dissolution of 20+ year marriage - client received approximately $4.25 million in pre-decree allocation of assets - $40+ million in marital assets in dispute

  • Dissolution of 24+ year marriage - client received approximately $1 million in marital assets and spousal maintenance of $10,000 per month, for life

  • Dissolution of 22+ year marriage - client ordered to receive approximately $2 million in marital assets; $12,500 per month in spousal maintenance for one month shy of 10 years; 50/50 parenting time with minor daughter, favorable decision-making; back child support of $3,833.33 per month for 24 months, and ongoing child support of $4,780.00 per month

  • Dissolution of 32-year marriage - client received approximately $1,800,000 of net marital assets and $4,800 per month of spousal maintenance for ten (10) years

  • Dissolution of marriage - client received an award of $50,000 as a pre-decree distribution, plus $5,800 per month in "temporary" maintenance

  • Post-Decree Enforcement of Property Division - ex-spouse ordered to pay $130,000, plus statutory interest, plus attorney's fees

  • Post-Decree Spousal Maintenance Modification - client's spousal support obligation was reduced by approximately $150,000 over approximately ten (10) years

  • Post-Decree Child Support Modification - mother awarded an increase in child support in the approximate amount of $45,000 per year

  • Dissolution of 17-year marriage: wife awarded about $260,000 in marital assets; plus interest at 8% per annum; plus attorney's fees; $4,700 per month in spousal maintenance for 8 years; and child support of $945 per month for one child

  • Dissolution of marriage with 3-year-old child: Father awarded 50/50 parenting time over CFI recommendation that he be awarded 5 days out of every 14 days (with large gaps without parenting time)

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities - client/father of 4-year-old daughter awarded 10/14 overnights for parenting time; full decision-making (with the obligation to consult with mother) (over CFI recommendation); and child support from mother

"I use my three decades of experience to guide you and your family to new beginnings."

Bankruptcy - Adversary Proceedings / Contested Bankruptcy - Adversary Proceedings / Contested Matters - Cases have included the following issues:

  • Declaratory Judgment

  • DIP Financing

  • Dischargeability Actions

  • Lien-Interest Subordinations

  • Objections to Discharge

  • Preference Actions

  • Relief from Automatic Stay

  • Removal of Trustee

  • Turnover Actions

  • Use of Cash Collateral (Use, Sale or Lease of Property of the Estate)

  • Chapter 7 Representation

  • Chapter 13 Representation

  • Committee Representation (Chapter 11)

  • Creditor Representation

  • Debtor Representation

  • Discovery - Rule 2004 Examinations (Debtor and Creditor) (Proponent and Defense)

  • Involuntary Representation

  • Post Discharge Representation

  • Trustee Representation

  • Voluntary Petitions

General Commercial Litigations - Case have included the following types of issues:

  • Breach of Contract

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Collection

  • Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Disputes

  • Construction Defect Litigation

  • Constructive Trust

  • Consulting / Employment Contract

  • Contested Post Judgment Representation Discovery / Executions / Foreclosures / Garnishments / Lien and Lien Enforcement / TurnoverForeclosures (Commercial and Residential) (Judgment Creditor, Mortgagee and Mortgagor)

  • Fraud and Fraud Investigations

  • Fraudulent Inducement

  • Guaranties (Secured and Unsecured)

  • Laches

  • Lien Enforcement

  • Mechanic's Lien Litigation

  • Mortgage - Deed of Trust Default / Note Default (Secured and Unsecured)

  • Partner / Partnership Disputes

  • Piercing Corporate Veil Litigation

  • Prejudgment Remedies / Commercial Waiver

  • Professional Malpractice (Attorney)

  • Property Valuation Disputes

  • Quantum Meruit

  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)

  • Security Agreements

  • Self-Insurance Agreements

  • Statutory - Civil Theft (Plaintiff and Defense)

  • Tax Disputes

  • Time and Materials

  • Title Litigation Adverse Possession Representation / Boundary Disputes / Contractor-Subcontractor Litigation

  • Tortious Interference with Business Expectancies

  • Tortious Interference with Business Relations

  • Unfair Trade Practices Litigation

  • Unjust Enrichment

  • Worker's Compensation - Lien Enforcement

  • Vendor Disputes

  • Zoning Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado: 2009

  • United States District Court - Colorado: 2010

  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Colorado 2010

  • State of Connecticut: 1989

  • United States District Court - Connecticut: 1991

  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Connecticut 1991

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 2011

  • United States District Court - Massachusetts 2011

  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Massachusetts 2011


  • J.D. - University of Colorado School of Law

    • Emphasis in Taxation (1989) (Research Assistant: N. Steuben, Real Estate Planning (Cases, Materials, Problems, Questions and Commentary) (3d ed. 1989)

  • B.S. - The University of Denver, College of Business Administration

    • Finance (1980) (Bal F. Swan Scholar, Dean’s Lists)

  • Certificate of Completion - Phoenix Strategies

    • Mediation Theory and Practice (2018)