Paul M. Gaide

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 family law, business litigation, commercial transactions, finance, insurance, tax, and accounting result in his clients receiving valuable insights and exceptional service.

Mr. Gaide's general approach, both with his clients and opposing parties / counsel, is to be direct, after gaining a full understanding of the facts, as applied to the applicable law. Mr. Gaide uses his education, experience and training to maximize results for clients, whether through negotiation or through appropriately aggressive litigation.

Prior to opening his own firm in 1994, 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 the State of Connecticut, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin (dissolved).

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


University of Colorado School of Law, Juris Doctor, Emphasis in Taxation (1989) (Research Assistant: N. Steuben, Real Estate Planning (Cases, Materials, Problems, Questions and Commentary) (3d ed. 1989)

University of Denver, College of Business Administration, B.S.B.A. - Finance (1980) (Bal F. Swan Scholar, Dean’s Lists)

Phoenix Strategies – Certificate of Completion – Mediation Theory and Practice (2018)


Typical clients of Paul M. Gaide have included individuals, national banks, state banks, multi-state private investment companies, a former Big 8 accounting firm, bankruptcy trustees, a creditors' committees, the FDIC, the RTC, mortgage companies, loan servicers, private corporations, limited liability companies, and others.

Family Law - Litigations and Mediation Cases have included the following types of issues and results in Mr. Gaide's practice:

  • Parental Abduction - child recovered
  • Dissolution of 20+ year marriage - client received $150,000 temporary order for maintenance and attorney fees; approximately $4.25 million in pre-decree allocation of assets; and eventual permanent order allocating over $12,500,000 in marital assets to client
  • 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 - Separation Agreement overturned; 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 $5,780.00 per month
  • Dissolution of 32-year marriage - client received approximately $1,800,000 of net marital assets and $4,589 per month of spousal maintenance for ten (10) years
  • Post-Decree Motion to Modify: Client (mother) awarded sole custody, sole decision making and child support. Father ordered confined to county jail for 60 days for contempt of court. Father ordered to engage in reintegration therapy.
  • Dissolution of Marriage: On 13-month marriage, client retained about $1,410,000 of separate property; both parties waived spousal maintenance; wife received $5,000 settlement.
  • 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 obligation to consult with mother) (over CFI recommendation); and child support from mother
  • 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 / Turnover
  • Foreclosures (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