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Biography

Ted practices in the Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky offices and participates in both the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring and commercial transactions practice groups. He was honored to be named the Top Business Bankruptcy Lawyer in Louisville in the 2014 edition of  The Best Lawyers in America® for his outstanding reputation and distinguished work. He was also selected as one of the top Ten Lawyers in Kentucky overall by Kentucky Super Lawyers® in Bankruptcy and has been consistently selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer®  in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, which is an award given only to lawyers in the top five percent of their fields. He is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and serves on the Board of Directors of that organization. Ted is also the former practice group leader for the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Ted clerked for William C. Lee, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. In law school, he was a Senior Notes Editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal and a research assistant for Professor William J. Hicks, revising the multi-volume treatise Exempt Transactions Under the Securities Act of 1933.

Experience

Bankruptcy Matters

In bankruptcy matters, Ted represents debtors, creditors, and committees in insolvency proceedings. He assists clients in complex business bankruptcy matters – developing plans of reorganization and advising on strategies to maximize recoveries for clients at all stages of the bankruptcy process. Some of his recent engagements include co-counsel for the Debtors in the Jillian’s Entertainment Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy case and co-counsel for the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the Buehler Foods, Inc., the Critical Access Health Services Corp. and Summit Logistics Chapter 11 cases. Ted is a frequent speaker at bankruptcy conferences, including recent American Bankruptcy Institute conferences.

Transactional Matters

In transactional matters Ted concentrates in all aspects of financing and secured transactions, leasing, structured financings, workouts and reorganizations, and general corporate practice. His experience includes conduit transactions, secured and unsecured financing transactions, acquisition and working capital financings, leveraged buyout transactions, ESOP loans, project and asset based transactions, senior and subordinated debt transactions, private placements, letter of credit transactions, loan participations, subordination and intercreditor agreements, credit enhancements, rate swaps and other hedging devices, construction and permanent real estate financing. Ted has extensive experience and expertise in Uniform Commercial Code matters as well written counsel opinions for loan transactions.

New Markets Tax Credits

Ted manages the firm’s New Markets Tax Credit Business and helps lead the firm’s New Markets Tax Credit activities. This includes work for community development entities, tax audit interests, leverage lenders and borrowers (QALICBs) in New Markets transactions.

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Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1996, magna cum laude
Federal Communications Law Journal
Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School

Wabash College, A.B., 1993, magna cum laude

University of Lancaster, England, no degree, 1992

Clerkships

Ted served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Law Clerk, William C. Lee, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana

Bar Membership

Ted is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana, 1996

Kentucky, 1997

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy, 2009-2016, 2020; “Top 50 in Kentucky,” 2012, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2007-2019; Louisville Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015, 2018

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Civic Activites

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Friends of the Louisville Zoo, Board of Directors, 2002-present

Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors, 2001-2007

Kentucky Bar Foundation, Board of Governors, 2007-present

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2010

American Board of Certification, Board of Directors, 2008-present

Firm Committees

Ted serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group, former Leader

Finance Committee, Chair

Compensation Committee, Member