Edward D. "Ted" White

Edward D. “Ted” White is Co-Chair of the firm’s Advanced Energy Group.

Ted’s practice focuses on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and financings. As a strategic partner, Ted helps clients discern opportunities and make strategic connections that add business value. He has specific experience with private capital funds and takes a leadership role in fund formation and handling portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.

Ted currently serves as Senior Counselor for a prominent investor and philanthropist’s extensive business, policy, political and philanthropic efforts. Ted is also the founder and advisory board chair for Estabrook Funds, a fund of global, multi-strategy absolute return hedge funds, one of the first of its kind in the United States.  He is on the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple investment funds and serves on the board of directors or advisory boards of several investment funds and companies.

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 Business Contracts (Bradford Publishing Co. 2010); Business Contracts: A Guide (Bradford Publishing Co. 2013); and Business Contracts: A Guide for Lawyers and Business Owners, 2016 Edition (CBA-CLE).

Ted has a strong record of civic leadership. He is a former Chair of the Boettcher Foundation, one of the largest privately endowed grant-making organizations in Colorado, and a former Director of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation (SASB). He serves as an officer and trustee of many community organizations, including RMI and Advanced Energy Institute (AEI).

Ted is a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Colorado School of Law where he designed and taught the popular Business Transactions course. His other teaching efforts include numerous CLE courses.

Before joining Fennemore, Ted was the name partner at the law firm Moye White LLP.  Prior to that, he was the President and Managing Director of the law firm Dufford & Brown, P.C.


  • J.D., New York University
  • B.A., with distinction, Yale University

Areas Of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Our attorneys provide full-service representation to alternative, renewable, and next-generation energy producers, developers, and manufacturers.


  • Best Lawyers®, Corporate Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2005 – 2024; Mergers and Acquisitions Law 2020 – 2024
  • Best of the Bar, International Law & Finance, 2005
  • Business for the Arts Award Finalist 2011
  • Colorado Real Estate Commission, Licensed Broker
  • Colorado Super Lawyer ®, Business and Corporate, 2006 – 2024
  • Denver Business Journal, Power Book Winner, (Law Category) 2014; finalist in 2010 and 2011
  • Denver Business Journal, Who’s Who in Energy, 2017 – 2019
  • Denver Five Star Wealth Manager, 5280 Magazine, 2011 – 2013
  • Law Week Colorado, “Barrister’s Best” Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer 2019, 2021, and 2023
  • Law Week Colorado, Private Equity Lawyer 2013 – 2018
  • Law Week Colorado Top Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent™ (highest)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent™ (highest) – Judicial Edition
  • National Law Journal Trailblazer in Energy/Environmental Law 2021

Articles and Presentations

  • Quoted, “Moye White’s New Managing Partner On Firm Strategy,” Law360 Pulse, August 2022
  • Co-Author, “Advanced Energy Success Depends on Interdisciplinary Team,” Law Week Colorado, December 2019
  • Co-Author, “Clean Energy Powers Colorado’s Economy,” ColoradoBiz Magazine, October 2018


  • Board of Directors, Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE)
  • Former Vice President, Ally Law
  • Former Board Chair, Boettcher Foundation
  • Corporate Code Committee, Colorado Bar Association
  • Nonprofit Corporation Committee, Colorado Bar Association
  • The Colorado Forum
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Former Board Chair, Denver Biennial of the Americas
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Board Member, Finite
  • Founding Member of the Board and Healing Hands Award, Judi’s House
  • NextGen America
  • Chair, RMI


  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia