Theodore I. Blum: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Theodore I. Blum

Atlanta Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair, Atlanta Corporate & Securities Practice
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Securities Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.2620
Fax: 678.553.2212
University University of Michigan, A.B., 1988
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, Georgia

Professional & Community Involvement

•Chairman, Chick-fil-A Foundation, Advisory Board
•Board Member, Junior Achievement, Board of Trustees
•General Counsel, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
•Member, Rotary Club of America

BornChampaign, Illinois, August 22, 1966

Ted Blum serves as managing shareholder of the Atlanta office and chair of the firm's Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice. He leads and advises a team with the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close complex transactions, as well as to provide counsel on day-to-day operations. Ted concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and corporate finance. He has experience representing buyers and sellers in the structuring and negotiation of complex, multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of public and privately held companies. These transactions include leveraged buyouts, tax-free reorganizations, stock redemptions and acquisitions of financially troubled or insolvent companies.

Ted also works closely with growth companies raising equity or debt capital in private placements and other transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the federal and state securities laws. These transactions include the structuring and negotiation of rights, privileges and preferences of common stock, preferred stock, convertible debt, warrants and other equity or debt arrangements (including preemptive rights, anti-dilution protections, liquidation and dividend preferences, registration rights, rights of first refusal, co-sale rights, puts, calls, voting rights and board representation, capital calls, and other rights). He represents companies in structuring and negotiating joint venture, partnership and other strategic arrangements, licensing and development agreements, distribution and supply agreements, shareholder agreements, option and warrant agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and non-competition, non-disclosure and proprietary rights agreements.

Areas of Concentration

•Corporate and business law
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Venture capital
•Corporate finance

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2007-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, 2012
• Rising Star, 2006
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2015
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2008-2013 and 2015
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Recipient, Abe Schwartz Young Leadership award, 2005
•Recognized, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Top 40 Under 40, 2005
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.10.15 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in Georgia Trend's Legal Elite List Across 11 Categories
08.27.15 19 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
07.07.15 Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta Office Lends Helping Hand to Elementary School as Part of 16th Annual ServiceJuris Day
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.07.15 The Epstein School Honors Greenberg Traurig's Ted Blum for Dedication to Education
02.27.15 42 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
09.02.14 17 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America
08.20.14 ACOPA Honors Greenberg Traurig's Cynthia A. Groszkiewicz with the Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award
06.13.14 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Pictured, Revitalizing Atlanta's Westside, Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 23, 2015
•Author, Business Must Take Lead to Move Civil Rights Forward, Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 17, 2015
•Pictured, The Insider (photo from Atlanta Interfaith Business Prayer Breakfast), Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 24, 2014
•Author, Will You Be an Apple or an Enron? Having a Corporate Culture of Integrity is the Key, Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 24, 2014
•Mentioned, Sealing the Deal: Greenberg Traurig Guides ICE in Israel, Law360, October 17, 2014
•Quoted, Greenberg Grows CRE Practice, Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 2014
•Quoted, Greenberg Fires Up Atlanta RE Practice With Ex-McKenna Pro, Law360, September 17, 2014
•Quoted, On the Move: Greenberg Starts Atlanta Real Estate Practice, Fulton County Daily Report, September 16, 2014
•Quoted, Chick-Fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Passes Away at 93, MyFoxAtlanta, September 8, 2014
•Author, Good Role Models Change Lives at BizTown, Atlanta Business Chronicle, June 27, 2014
•Author, Atlanta Leaders: Let's Stop Human Trafficking Now, Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 16, 2013
•Quoted, M&A in the Technology Sector, Financier Worldwide, June 2009
•Featured, New Team to Lead Law Firm, Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 17, 2007
•Roundtable Participant, Outsourcing Steers the Future of Manufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions, April 2007
•Co-Author, Israel on Our Mind, Israeli Businesses Have Reasons to Thrive in Entrepreneurial Georgia, Atlanta Jewish Life Magazine, May/June 2006
•Quoted, Helping Israeli Businesses Pays Off for Firm, Too, Fulton County Daily Report, June 16, 2006
•Author, Selling Your Small Business - Seven Key Steps to the Best Deal, Competitive Edge, March/April 2003
•Co-Author, Chapter 2, Mergers and Acquisitions - An Overview, Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions, A Panel Publication, 2000
•Author, Securities Issues for Start Up Companies, Nuts and Bolts of Corporate and Banking Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, February 26, 1999
•Author, What is Due Diligence and Why Am I Doing It?, Nuts and Bolts of Corporate and Banking Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, February 20, 1998
•Co-Author, Due Diligence by the Acquiring Company - The Corporate Counsel's Role, 14th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, December 14-15, 1995


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Theodore I. Blum

3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
AtlantaGA 30305


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