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T. Edward Williams

T. Edward Williams, ESQ.

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Edward is a powerful and efficient advocate for his clients. Since 2015, Super Lawyer has rated him a Rising Star in the area of commercial litigation.

An experienced attorney with a long history of success in trial practice and transactional matters, T. Edward Williams is a skilled business attorney who have litigated cases involving in variety of business litigation cases, including partnership and shareholder disputes, employment law, uniform commercial code law, oil and gas law, and securities law. Edward is also skilled in bankruptcy and international arbitration matters.

Edward has represented American and foreign companies in matters involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among others.

In one example of the quality of Edward’s work, Edward represented a group of founders in a shareholder dispute with outside investors over the ownership and control of a transportation company. After a combative trial, Edward’s clients were awarded ownership and control of the company. In another example, Edward represented a joint venture in a commercial dispute over title to oil and gas interests. Edward’s clients prevailed and were awarded title to the interests, which were valued at $19 million dollars.

Edward had previously formed his own practice in 2011, joined other practices as a national law firm and a prominent Denver-based law firm and has returned to his own practice.

Edward received his undergraduate education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he majored in Ancient Political Theory while also taking the Great Books curriculum. He received his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Edward was a Judicial Fellow to Honorable Justice Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and an intern to the Honorable Judge Robert M. Russel of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Born in Mano River, Liberia, West Africa, Edward emigrated to the United States in 1996 to escape the Liberian civil war that began in 1989.

In his spare time, Edward reads widely and deeply in various areas and subject matters, including European history, early American history, and classic French novels, in French.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Super Lawyers Rising Star Since 2015

EDUCATION

2006-08 – 2009-05 | J.D.: Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Denver, CO

2002-08 – 2006-05 | B.A.: Ancient Political Theory/Great Books Curriculum

Mercer University – Macon, GA

ADMISSIONS

New York
Colorado

United States Court of appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court—SDNY U.S.
District Court—EDNY U.S.
District Court—NDNY US
Bankr. Court—SDNY U.S.
Bankr. Court—EDNY U.S.
Bankr. Court—Colorado U.S.
District Court—Colorado

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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Defending a well-known New York educational consultant in a Civil RICO claim where more than $10 million in damages are sought;

Representing a group of international and domestic clients in a large bitcoin litigation in Federal Court in update New York that involves more than $20 million dollars in damages;

Defending a broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration seeking damages in excess of $5 million dollars;

Representing a broker-dealer in a AAA Arbitration against a major American bank on issues of breach of fiduciary duties in the offering of annuities;

Representing several clients, as debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 proceedings;

Defending a majority shareholder in a derivative action brought by a minority shareholder, alleging claims of breach of fiduciary duty among other claims;

Representing several companies in securities and other related transactions;

Represented a Royalty interest holder in a dispute in North Dakota regarding royalty interests valued at $19 million dollars;

Represented a large natural gas company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a debtor; and

Represented the original owners of a transportation company in claims against several shareholders over ownership of the transportation company.

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