Edward M. King - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Edward M. King

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 502-568-0359

Ted is a member of the Firm, and serves as Chairman of the Firm's Finance Committee.  He practices in the Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky offices and participates in both the Firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring and commercial transactions practice groups. He was honored to be named the Top Business Bankruptcy Lawyer in Louisville in the 2014 edition of  The Best Lawyers in America® for his outstanding reputation and distinguished work.  He was also selected as one of the top Ten Lawyers in Kentucky overall by Kentucky Super Lawyers® in Bankruptcy and has been consistently selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer®  in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, which is an award given only to lawyers in the top five percent of their fields.  He is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and serves on the Board of Directors of that organization.  

In bankruptcy matters, he represents debtors, creditors, and committees in insolvency proceedings. He assists clients in complex business bankruptcy matters - developing plans of reorganization and advising on strategies to maximize recoveries for clients at all stages of the bankruptcy process. Some of his recent engagements include co-counsel for the Debtors in the Jillian’s Entertainment Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy case and co-counsel for the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the Buehler Foods, Inc., the Critical Access Health Services Corp. and Summitt Logistics Chapter 11 cases. Ted is a frequent speaker at bankruptcy conferences, including recent American Bankruptcy Institute conferences.

In transactional matters he concentrates in all aspects of financing and secured transactions, leasing, structured financings, workouts and reorganizations, and general corporate practice. His experience includes conduit transactions, secured and unsecured financing transactions, acquisition and working capital financings, leveraged buyout transactions, ESOP loans, project and asset based transactions, senior and subordinated debt transactions, private placements, letter of credit transactions, loan participations, subordination and intercreditor agreements, credit enhancements, rate swaps and other hedging devices, construction and permanent real estate financing. Ted has extensive experience and expertise in Uniform Commercial Code matters as well written counsel opinions for loan transactions.

He manages the Firm's New Markets Tax Credit Business and helps lead the Firm's New Markets Tax Credit Practice.  This includes work for community development entities, tax audit interests, leverage lenders and borrowers (QALICBs) in New Markets transactions.

Ted is active in the Community.  He serves on the Boards of the Friends of the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky Bar Foundation and is a past member of the Boards of the Jewish Community Center and the Downtown Louisville YMCA.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC, Ted clerked for William C. Lee, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. In law school, he was a Senior Notes Editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal and a research assistant for Professor William J. Hicks, revising the multi-volume treatise Exempt Transactions Under the Securities Act of 1933.

Wabash CollegeAB 1993Indiana University School of Law-BloomingtonJ.D. 1996
Friends of the Louisville ZooFrost Brown Todd LLCKentucky Bar Foundation

Client Comments

"Edward M. King - or Ted - is easily the best and brightest attorney I've ever worked with during my 25 year tenure in commercial lending with JPMorgan Chase. Ted's remarkable responsiveness and dedication, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in Finance and Bankruptcy Law have made Ted King JPMorgan Chase's counsel of choice in most large restructurings in our region. Ted's dedication, attention to detail, and perseverance are noteworthy, and one of his many distinctive competencies includes his ability to provide consistently creative and valuable ideas and suggestions to ensure our bank achieves the best possible outcome. Ted has served as lead counsel roles for committees, debtors, secured creditors, or purchasers in several of our largest regional chapter 11 cases. Ted has also represented regional and money center banks in out-of-court restructurings, including several large potential chapter 11 cases. Ted's extensive community involvement includes the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) a program he organized to make presentations to over 2,000 high school seniors in Jefferson County, KY high schools. Ted's also been very involved with the American Board of Certification, the only organization that certifies business bankruptcy lawyers."

-Gay Ellison
Vice President Commercial Lending
JP Morgan Chase

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 3200
Louisville, KY 40202-3363
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Louisville Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Louisville Metro Area
Edward M. King has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Edward M. King has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy