BusinessDen shared a feature on the life of Moye White founder, John Moye. Justin Wingerter, a reporter for BusinessDen, highlighted Moye’s personal and professional life in interviews with John’s daughter, Kelly Moye, and name partner, Ted White.
“Even a few days before he died, he was still making the rounds around the office in his wheelchair, saying hello to people. He really cared about this firm.”
The article was published on June 10 by BusinessDen. An excerpt of the article is below.
When John Moye’s father died in Deadwood, S.D., he left behind this concise, 11-word obituary he had written for himself: “Jeff Moye left Deadwood yesterday and is not expected to return.”
When John Moye died May 27 at the age of 77 — after an acclaimed legal career that included a University of Denver professorship, creation of an institute to improve the justice system and 40 years atop the law firm that bears his name — his obituary was a far less pithy 699 words.
“He would want to be remembered as a friend to everybody,” his daughter, Kelly Moye, said in an interview. “It didn’t matter whether you were the owner of a company or the janitor. He wanted to know you and he cared about you and your kids and where you came from.”
As a wiry and energetic young man, Moye studied accounting and business at Notre Dame in the early 1960s, where he was a rock ‘n’ roll disc jockey known as Johnny Mopp. Bored in his first accounting job after college, he moved on to Cornell University, where a business law professor told him that he was helpless. Moye would simply “never understand contracts.”
To spite the professor, he spent a 50-year law career specializing in contracts.
Read the full article here.
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