Denver, CO, April 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Denver law firm Moye White llp announced that Steven C. Bachar has joined the firm as a partner, effective April 20. He will be a member of Moye White’s Business Section and its impact investing group.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve Bachar to Moye White,” said managing partner Tom List. “As one of Colorado’s preeminent public policy attorneys and a respected advisor to businesses, nonprofits, and government and political leaders, Steve’s capabilities dovetail perfectly with the needs of our Colorado and national business clients. He will add value to our impact investing group; complementing a team that includes Ted White, Dominick Sekich and Trish Rogers.”
Impact investing is a form of socially-responsible investing in which investors and companies seek to generate a financial return along with social and environmental impact.
Bachar has significant experience as outside general counsel for businesses; working with corporations and their executives to consummate transactions and to solve problems at the intersection of law, public policy and commerce. He is currently co-chair of the Clinton Global Initiative America meetings held in Denver in 2014 and again this June.
Bachar’s impact sector activities include co-founding Empowerment Capital Management, which provides advisory services in the sector (www.empowermentcap.com); serving on the Global Advisory Board of New York-based Cornerstone Capital Management, a leader in sustainable investing and finance; and service as a board member of Windhorse, Inc., which owns a for-profit company providing clean drinking water to 200,000 “base of the pyramid” customers in rural eastern India.
Bachar was formerly Chairman of the Public Policy practice group at Ireland Stapleton in Denver, prior to which he led a clean technology company which won the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Best Venture Award. He also has been executive vice president of a Rocky Mountain-focused private equity firm and has managed numerous complex business transactions in China, Canada and Europe. Bachar is also a founding board member of the Africa School Assistance Project, which works with rural communities in Tanzania to build or expand public schools.
Bachar serves on the Public Policy Council for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and the Public Affairs Committee of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and he was a founding board member of the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance. He has served on numerous non-profit boards in Colorado, including the Children’s Museum of Denver and Opera Colorado.
Bachar previously served as Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s campaign and transition counsel during the Governor's successful mayoral campaign, and he has served as a legal and business advisor to numerous other political figures throughout his career.
Before relocating to Denver, Bachar’s Washington, D.C. career included service in the White House and the US Department of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. He is a former Army reservist, a certified Wilderness First Responder and an active outdoorsman. He sings bluegrass and plays the mandolin with more enthusiasm than talent.
Bachar holds a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from Emory University.
About Moye White llp
Moye White llp is a business law firm serving clients throughout Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West, nationally and internationally. With approximately 50 attorneys, Moye White provides legal representation across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters. The firm’s attorneys offer strategic, team-oriented counsel to public, private and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. Moye White is recognized by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as a 2014 Top Ranked Law Firm.™ As a Certified B Corporation, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Moye White is a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms, providing its clients with a reliable network of corporate law firms around the world. For more information, please visit www.moyewhite.com or contact Managing Partner Thomas List, at 303-292-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.