Edward (Ted) D. White is a ‘name’ partner and a member of Moye White’s Management Committee.
Ted combines his extensive knowledge of commercial and investment markets to help clients purchase and sell companies, make strategic investments, arrange financing, and operate profitably. As a strategic partner, Ted helps clients discern opportunities and make strategic connections that add value to their business. He leads his clients to match their legal structure with business goals and navigate the complexities of growing their business.
Ted’s legal practice focuses on representing companies, lenders, and funds in complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and financings in the United States and internationally. Ted provides in-depth advice to large and small businesses regarding all aspects of the operation of a business, from the selection and formation of the most appropriate entity for the business to the negotiation and drafting of the many different agreements necessary to conduct business. He also provides legal representation to clients involved in commercial and industrial real estate ventures.
He has specific experience with private capital funds and takes a leadership role in fund formation, offering document preparation, resolution of tax and securities issues, and handling fund portfolio financings and acquisitions on a domestic and international scale.
Ted serves as Managing Partner for Fahr LLC, an umbrella entity for prominent investor and philanthropist Tom Steyer’s extensive business, policy, political and philanthropic efforts. Ted is also the founder and managing member of Estabrook Funds, a fund of global, multi-strategy absolute return hedge funds, one of the first of its kind in the United States.
Ted is an arbitrator for complex commercial disputes through the American Arbitration Association. He has resolved dozens of commercial claims relative to matters such as loans, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, professional sports contracts, and other complex business issues.
He is the author of the books Business Contracts: A Guide for Lawyers and Business Owners published in 2013, and Colorado Business Contracts: A Guide for Lawyers and Business Owners published in 2010.
He has a strong record of civic leadership. He is Chairman of the Boettcher Foundation, one of the largest privately endowed grant-making organizations in Colorado. He has served as an officer and trustee of many community organizations, currently including: The Anne Waring Maer Charitable Fund, Kent Denver School, Schlegel White Foundation, the Judith Ann Griese Foundation and the Denver Biennial of the Americas.
Ted has been recognized as a leader in his field by many organizations and publications, including Best Lawyers in America, Colorado Super Lawyers, Denver Business Journal Power Book and as a Top Lawyer in Law Week Colorado. He was awarded “Best of Bar in International Trade and Finance” by the Denver Business Journal.