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.
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.
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.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1996, magna cum laude
Federal Communications Law Journal
Order of the Coif
Wabash College, A.B., 1993, magna cum laude
University of Lancaster, England, no degree, 1992
Law Clerk, William C. Lee, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana
Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2009-2023; “Top 50 in Kentucky,” 2012, 2016
The Best Lawyers in America®
Banking and Finance Law, 2013-2023; Louisville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2021
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-2023
Louisville Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014
Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2011-2023; Louisville Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015, 2018, 2022
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Kentucky Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
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