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Moye White
July 22, 2017

John E. Moye


A respected attorney, professor, lecturer, writer, expert witness, and advisor, John has built a thriving law firm with acumen, creativity, and a commitment to excellence. With hands-on experience in business planning, formation, and financing, John brings skill, objectivity, and passion to representation of his corporate clientele.

From winning the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award from both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations during the 1980s to an Award of Merit, the highest award of the Colorado Bar Association in 2005, John has remained at the forefront of the legal field. Throughout a career spanning more than three decades, John has counseled clients in all facets of business law—from corporate structure, strategy, and operations to mergers, expansions, and recapitalizations. He frequently advises clients and participants, including buyers, sellers, investors, boards, and committees in various acquisition transactions, divestitures, IPOs, and all types of business-related contracts.

As a savvy businessman and expert on professional ethics and responsibility, John guides clients, including other law firms, on establishment and implementation of risk management protocols to minimize risk, potential for litigation, malpractice, and negligence claims.

John also drafts agreements, negotiates purchase and sale arrangements, and provides representation under the Uniform Commercial Code for clients involved in secured transactions, purchase and sale of tangible goods, investment securities, and negotiable instruments.

A respected professor and lecturer with a legendary energetic personality, John has taught more than 500,000 law students on bar review subjects and thousands of bank loan officers on how to properly document loans. He has written a dozen books and numerous articles, and has lectured extensively for the Professional Education Group, West Professional Training Programs, and the National Center for Continuing Legal Education.

John’s commitments extend to dozens of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Numerous chairmanships, directorships, memberships, and presidencies have given John a well-rounded perspective on the world.

Recent publications



Areas of concentration

Banking & finance
Business planning
Commercial law
Directors' & officers' liability
Legal ethics
Legal practice
  risk management
Mergers and acquisitions

Education and credentials

Cornell University
  School of Law, J.D.,
  with distinction
University of Notre Dame,
University of Denver
  College of Law,
  Honorary Doctor of Laws
Member of the Order of
  the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
  and others
Stephen H. Hart Award
  for Historic Preservation,
Colorado Bar Association,
  Award of Merit
Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
  AV® Preeminent™ (highest)

Colorado Super Lawyer
  2006 - 2015
Top 10 Colorado Super

The Best Lawyers in America
  1993-2015, Denver 
  Corporate Governance 
  Lawyer of the Year 2012,
  Denver Banking and
  Finance Law Lawyer of the
  Year 2014

One of Law Week Colorado's
  "Lawyers of the Decade"

5280 Magazine
Top Lawyer 2015-2016


Colorado Bar Association,
  President 2002
Denver Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Colorado Bar Foundation
Colorado Corporation
  Code Revision Committee
Downtown Denver Inc.
Uniform Commercial Code
  Revision Committee
University of Denver
  Institute for the
  Advancement of the
  American Legal System,
  Founder & Board of
Colorado Historical 
  Chairman of the 
  Board of Directors
History Colorado,
  Board Member
Numerous others including
  The Legal Aid Foundation,
  Colorado Public Radio,
  Stapleton Development
  Corp, Denver Botanic 
  Gardens, Denver Urban
  Renewal Authority, and
  Colorado Forum

New York