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Moye White
June 18, 2018

John E. Moye


A respected attorney, professor, lecturer, writer, expert witness, and advisor, John has built a thriving law firm with acumen, creativity, and a commitment to excellence. With hands-on experience in business planning, formation, and financing, John brings skill, objectivity, and passion to representation of his corporate clientele.

From winning the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award from both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations during the 1980s to an Award of Merit, the highest award of the Colorado Bar Association in 2005, John has remained at the forefront of the legal field. Throughout a career spanning more than three decades, John has counseled clients in all facets of business law—from corporate structure, strategy, and operations to mergers, expansions, and recapitalizations. He frequently advises clients and participants, including buyers, sellers, investors, boards, and committees in various acquisition transactions, divestitures, IPOs, and all types of business-related contracts.

As a savvy businessman and expert on professional ethics and responsibility, John guides clients, including other law firms, on establishment and implementation of risk management protocols to minimize risk, potential for litigation, malpractice, and negligence claims.

John also drafts agreements, negotiates purchase and sale arrangements, and provides representation under the Uniform Commercial Code for clients involved in secured transactions, purchase and sale of tangible goods, investment securities, and negotiable instruments.

A respected professor and lecturer with a legendary energetic personality, John has taught more than 500,000 law students on bar review subjects and thousands of bank loan officers on how to properly document loans. He has written a dozen books and numerous articles, and has lectured extensively for the Professional Education Group, West Professional Training Programs, and the National Center for Continuing Legal Education.

John’s commitments extend to dozens of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Numerous chairmanships, directorships, memberships, and presidencies have given John a well-rounded perspective on the world.

Books and publications



Areas of concentration

Banking and finance
Business planning
Commercial law
Directors’ and officers’
Legal ethics
Legal practice risk
Mergers and acquisitions

Education and credentials

Cornell University, J.D.,
  with distinction
University of Notre Dame,
University of Denver,
  Honorary Doctor of Laws
Member of the Order of
  the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
  and others
Stephen H. Hart Award
  for Historic Preservation,
Colorado Bar Association,
  Award of Merit
Dana Crawford Award - 2017
Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
  AV® Preeminent™ (highest)
Colorado Super Lawyer
  2006 - 2018
Top 10 Colorado Super
The Best Lawyers in America,
  1993 - 2017, 
  Banking and Finance Law
  Corporate Compliance Law
  Corporate Governance Law
  Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer of the Year, Best
  Banking and Finance Law,    
  Denver (2014)
  Corporate Governance Law,
  Denver (2012)
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law,
  Denver (2010)
  Banking and Finance Law, 
  Denver (2009)
One of Law Week Colorado's
  "Lawyers of the Decade"
5280 Magazine Top Lawyer
  2015 - 2018
Law Week Colorado 
  "Barrister's Best" Best
  Corporate Lawyer 2017


Colorado Bar Association, 
  President - 2002
Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow
Colorado Corporation Code
  Revision Committee
Colorado Historical Foundation, 
  Chairman of the Board of 
Denver Bar Association
Downtown Denver Inc.
History Colorado,
  Board Member
New York Bar Association
Numerous Organizations
  and Foundations Including:
  The Legal Aid Foundation,
  Colorado Public Radio,
  Stapleton Development Corp, 
  Denver Botanic Gardens, 
  Denver Urban Renewal
  Colorado Forum
Uniform Commercial Code
  Revision Committee
University of Denver Institute
  for the Advancement of the
  American Legal System,
  Founder and Board of

New York